Two students in the MFA Design Criticism Department have recently received kudos for their work. Chappell Ellison was selected by the AIGA and the Winterhouse Institute as one of three recipients of this year’s Winterhouse Awards for Design Writing and Criticism. Ellison’s prize was awarded for her essay “Compulsion: Where Object Meets Anxiety,” and she will officially receive the award at the upcoming Make/Think: AIGA Design Conference in Memphis this October.
Fellow D-Crit student Frederico Duarte also garnered some industry praise in the form of an honorable mention in the Frieze magazine Writer’s Prize competition. Duarte earned the notice for his review of “Speed Limits,” an exhibition that opened this spring at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal and continues through November 2009.