Architects' Guide to Glass & MetalCompetitions Highlight Work of Young Architects

To help highlight the work of young architects and designers in Atlanta, Function:, an integrated marketing agency that specializes in reaching the building, architecture and design community, has become a sponsor of the Emerging Voices 08 and 48 hour Design Competition. The exhibitions are hosted by the Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA) and presented by the Young Architects Forum of Atlanta's AIA Chapter. The exhibitions opened at MODA on October 16 and run through mid- December.

"We are excited to be a part of these exhibitions and to have the opportunity to help Atlanta's young architects and designers present their work to the public," says Dana Castle, principal and director of strategy for Function:. "For years, Function: has worked closely with architects and designers throughout North America to gain insight into their views of the industry, which helps us provide clients with a deeper understanding of these critical influencer groups. Our sponsorship of the Emerging Voices 08 and 48 House Design Competition is another way for us to show our support for the architectural community and stay connected with our audience."

Emerging Voices is an annual competition that highlights the work of young architects and designers throughout Atlanta. Established by Atlanta's Young Architect's Forum (YAF:ATL) and the AIA Atlanta Chapter, Emerging Voices provides a public forum for winning entrants to exhibit their work and draw attention to architectural practices in the area that might not otherwise be recognized by the architectural community. This year's winners are ai3, Houser Walker Architecture and Ed Akins II.

The 48 Hour Design Competition, the first event of its kind, will become an annual tradition. Modeled after the "charette"-a pre-1900 exercise at the Ecoloe des Beaux in France-the competition will test the design ability of Atlanta's students, designers, and architects (up to 10 years of licensure) to respond in a brief period of time to pertinent design issues facing the city. All entries are being exhibited in the gallery at MODA in conjunction with the Emerging Voices 08 exhibition.

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