TJ O'Keefe Architizer A+ Award Finalist


TJ O’Keefe, Clinical Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, is a finalist in the Architizer A+ Award 2021 for “Pavilion” in the Decorative & Free Standing Lighting category.

Pavilions I & II explore the meta, by being both furniture and architecture; space within space; structures within structures. Like a diorama or a dollhouse, Pavilions demonstrate the phenomenon of our human ability to change scale and conceptually experience space simply with our eyes. They are vessels designed to hold light. These slab marble objects can be utilized as a seat or table, or simply as spaces for the mind to occupy.

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