Hannah Christy and Craig Findlay were named Architizer’s One Drawing Challenge 2020 Student Grand Prize Winners for their drawing titled “Concrete Atla(nti)s.”
Christy and Findlay offer insight to their project’s meaning and inspiration. “Representing our capacity to maintain archaic infrastructure in an overwhelming environment overflowing with waste, occupied by a population complacent to unrest, this drawing is as complex as the topics it alludes to. It is set in one of the 72 decommissioned Atlas-F missile silos scattered across the United States. This drawing critiques the haphazard mismanagement of reusable commodities of varying scales ranging from abandoned infrastructure to recyclable materials.
Through the convention of a section, this drawing shows the activities in the depth of the repurposed missile silo. Figures sourced from The Age of Enlightenment depict radicals productively recycling materials into a built environment erecting towards the sky. Facilitated by the cold war era framework, the occupants build upon their neighbor’s successes allowing an innate desire for vertical growth to materialize.”
Out of 404 total international submissions, Christy and Findlay were selected by a jury as the winner. Other College of Architecture finalists include Audrey Lanik and Di Zai Awng for their project "Elevated” and Ian Jones for his project "Tower of Tangier’s."
These submission were mentored by Associate Professor Brian Kelly. This is the second year in a row UNL’s architecture students have represented the college in this competition. Nate Gradoville competed last year for his project titled “Seed Lottery.”
Congratulations Hannah Christy and Craig Findlay!