18 May Two architecture alumni win NYC Facade Redesign Competition

Husband and wife team Audrey and Alex Worden competed against leading international architecture and engineering firms and organizations and tied for first place in the “Reimagine a New York City Icon” competition, the 2016 Design Challenge sponsored by Metals in Construction magazine and the Ornamental Metal Institute of New York. The team won for their “Thermalswitch Facade” concept.

Audrey (Lucardi) Worden graduated with her Masters of Science in Architecture in the fall of 2010 and Alex Worden graduated with his Masters in Architecture in Spring 2011. Together, the run the firm StudioTJOA in Boulder, Colorado. In late February, the couple was awarded 1st place alongside five other teams from significant firms for the redesign/ reclad of 200 Park Ave; also known as the MetLife building. They tied with some huge AEC firms including SHoP Architects, AECOM, FXFOWLE, Thornton Thomasetti, and Heingtes.

Information about the competition and StudioTJOA’s complete entry are available on the competition website.

They  also just recently completed a Q&A with the Facade Tectonics Organization lead by Enclos Corp.