AIA names 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge winners

Top 3 films to be screened at Architecture and Design Film Festival

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Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2017 – An esteemed panel of judges selected the winners of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) I Look Up Film Challenge. Of the 82 films submitted, the judges gave scores from 1-5 in Storytelling & Prompt, Architectural Placement, and Technical Merit. The Grand Prize Winner, along with the First Runner Up and Second Runner Up will all receive an exclusive screening of their films at the Architecture & Design Film Festival on September 26 at Ace Hotel Chicago.

Grand Prize Winner, Myles Kramer, director of Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust, featuring Michael Maltzan Architecture and Brooks + Scarpa Architecture and filmed in Los Angeles, highlights the power of design in improving the lives of those experiencing homelessness. “I always felt that space and design had some kind of varying impact on my moods and my thinking, but I just didn’t know why,” shared Kramer. “It was only after working on this project did I learn more specifically about how architecture and design affects people’s day to day lives.”

The public can view all films and vote on their favorite video to win the People’s Choice Award until October 6. The winner will be announced this November and receive $2,500, an exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York City, plus recognition and distribution on AIA channels.

Visit ilookup.org to learn more about the winners, watch their compelling films, and cast your vote. Use the hashtag #ilookup to join the conversation.

GRAND PRIZE WINNER- Myles Kramer, Community by Design: Skid Row Housing Trust

$2,500 in cash

$1,000 in credit toward a Haiku fan from Big Ass Solutions

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017

Airfare and hotel expenses covered for Chicago festival

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017

Recognition and distribution on AIA channels

$500 Zacuto Gift Certificate

FIRST RUNNER UP- Brad Deal, Pisces

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017

Recognition and distribution on AIA channels

$250 Zacuto Gift Certificate

SECOND RUNNER UP- Julian Pham, A Little Alcove: San Francisco Navigation Center

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in Chicago, September 26, 2017

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Festival in New York City, November 1, 2017

Recognition and distribution on AIA channels

$250 Zacuto Gift Certificate

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

$2,500 in cash

Exclusive screening at Architecture & Design Film Festival in NYC, November 1, 2017

Airfare and hotel expenses covered for NYC festival

Recognition and distribution on AIA channels

$250 Zacuto gift certificate

The jury for the 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge includes: Rosa T Sheng, AIA; Thomas Vonier, FAIA; Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA; John Montague, Priscilla Ghaznavi and Glenn Kiser.

About The American Institute of Architects

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