SAE Students Honored as 2024 METROPOLIS Future100

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The School of Architecture & Environment (SAE) is celebrating the inclusion of four students in the 2024 METROPOLIS Future100. METROPOLIS is the architecture and interior design publication. METROPOLIS is known for specializing in forecasting and spotlighting the future of architecture and interior design. The Future100 program is an annual recognition of the top graduating students in the field by the publication. These students, hailing from some of the best schools in North America, are nominated by their instructors and mentors which are then whittled down to 50 interior design and 50 architecture students chosen by the METROPOLIS team.

The College of Design is proud to showcase and recognize the four students feature in the publication. Katie Secor was selected in the Interior Design Undergraduate category, Pavitra Jairaj and Malik Lovette were selected in the Interior Design Graduate category, and Samuel Wylie was selected in the Architecture Graduate category. Each student featured a quote from their nominator praising their work and creativity.  Here's what the faculty had to say about their nominees:

Katie’s work stands out for her ability to harmoniously blend sophistication and playfulness, resulting in evocative and memorable experiences. A bold use of colors paired with timeless materials is a thread consistent in her projects. - Cory Olsen, Assistant Professor

In each of Pavitra’s projects there is a clear connection to the client and user experience, grounded in research and precedent as well as empathy. It is her grasp of human context that gives her work a welcome sensitivity across scales and environments.- Cory Olsen, Assistant Professor

Malik brings a combined background as a college athlete and artist to his design work. He is a fantastic graphic communicator and a natural collaborator. He is an all-around designer who examines spaces at multiple scales. - Linda Zimmer, Associate Professor

In pursuing both an MArch and an MS in historic preservation, Samuel has sought not only to bridge disciplines but to position each in a critical dialogue on issues of pressing concern. He is an enthusiastic, intelligent, and supportive presence. - Justin Fowler, Director, Portland Architecture Program and Co-Director, Graduate Studies, Department of Architecture

Congratulations, Ducks! 

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