We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "The Last Genocide Memorial" competition – Alex Mcmillan, Fabiola Minerali, Lydia Richardson and Lucas Stott from the United States!

Honorable mention from the United States

310 Architecture + Interiors is located in Raleigh NC, USA. Established in 2010, our office focuses on architecture, interior design, and experience design in an open studio culture where diverse perspectives and ideas are welcomed and encouraged.

Alex McMillan is a recent graduate of NC State University’s School of Architecture and is currently pursuing his architectural license in North Carolina, USA.

Fabiola Minerali is a recent graduate of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she studied interior architecture.

Lydia Richardson graduated from NC State University where she studied graphic design.

Lucas Stott is currently attending NC State University where he is studying architecture and is expected to graduate in 2024.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

Architecture at its most basic form is a manipulation of the natural world into the built environment. The physical environment plays a key role in our mental and physical well-being, and it has a profound impact on how people interact with the world. Thus, the role of architecture surpasses simple space manipulation. Architecture, and design in general, defines our understanding of cultures, shapes how societies interact, and impacts the human experience. It can be a catalyst for change that can bridge differences and bring about innovation.

Designers have a responsibility to not only recognize this potential but understand their obligation to their communities: to influence society through thoughtful design and innovation and constantly improve on the built environment.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

We find great benefit in competition work. Each competition allows for some level of experimentation that invigorates our ongoing design conversations. The freedom from typical project constraints and the excitement around a new challenge create a design-school-studio-like atmosphere. We use it as a vehicle to challenge ourselves, try new processes and techniques, research construction typologies, and test software. We think of it as a development platform for design staff and a way to bolster our design culture.

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