AIA Awards Three Short Films About Architecture

Take a break from your day and watch the inspiring winners of the “I Look Up Film Challenge,” a competition for short films about architecture.

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the winners of its I Look Up Film Challenge, a competition for short films about architecture. Out of 47 entries, three inspiring films were recognized.

In first place, Arch 335: Rebuilding Medcamps, by Brad Deal, Robert Brooks and Michael Tolar, takes a detailed look at the facilities the Design Build Studios of Louisiana Tech University have designed for Medcamps of Louisiana, a non-profit organization that provides free summer camp to children with chronic illnesses and disabilities. The film explores the challenge of designing for accessibility, but also the impact for the young designers in using design to truly improve the quality of life of some one in need.

ARCH 335: Rebuilding Medcamps from Consumer Content on Vimeo.

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In second place, 20×10, by filmmakers Patrick Higgins and Kurt Hanley: a film about a community of micro-homes in Austin Texas, intended for the chronically homeless.

20×10 from CSpence Group on Vimeo.

Third prize went to Build Back Better, submitted by OPN Architects and filmmaker Sam Fathallah, which documents the recovery process in Cedar Rapids, Iowa after the devastating flood of June 2008.

Build Back Better from Sam Fathallah on Vimeo.

Voting remains open for the People’s Choice Award until October 3. Watch them and cast your vote.

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