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Talisa Shevavesh, MArch '14
In an age of digital rendering, Talisa Shevavesh demonstrated the potent value of physical model-making with a 20-by-30–foot model proposal for the redesigned Portland International Airport. A model builder for ZGF Architects in Portland, Shevavesh made the design come to life with incredible attention to detail such as a woven wooden roof, greenery-filled interiors, and tiny travelers.
“I want to highlight how delightful it is to have models as part of the architectural process,” Shevavesh has said of the project. She added that it is special to have a project that's so technology-heavy (e.g., much of the roof was generated using computer algorithms) yet be able to verify the design using an artisanal process.