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Nearly 6,000 votes determined the winners of the ARCHITECT Live Co-host Contest. Look for Amanda Gann and Karen Tang on stage with host Stephen Chung, AIA, in the ARCHITECT Live booth and on the AIA Expo floor this June in Denver at the AIA National Convention.
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Meet Amanda Gann
Amanda Gann received her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee in May 2012. She currently works at Red Chair Architects in Knoxville. This summer she will be working as a researcher for Professor Ted Shelton and a Graduate Teaching Assistant for Representation Fundamentals while pursuing a Master of Science in Architecture.
Daughter of a jack-of-all-trades, Amanda’s passion for architecture was sparked as a young child in a cloud of cedar sawdust. Growing up in a small town southwest of Nashville, her days were filled with fort construction and blackberry picking. Her current research engages the role of architecture, landscape and urban design in the development of more resilient urban landscapes.
Watch Amanda’s audition video below.
Meet Karen Tang
Karen Tang is a second year architecture undergraduate student attending California Polytechnic University, Pomona, and an active member of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Her passion for architecture started with her love for art and design. She is also an avid painter.
While visiting China in 2004, Karen was struck by the number of buildings in poor condition. After the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, she realized that all buildings are constructed, but not all are designed. Last summer, she interned at the Jingsen Architecture Design Firm in Guangzhou, China. This summer, she will conduct research at the Getty Center for the Earthen Architecture Initiative.
Watch Karen’s audition video below: