Emerging Voices is a biennial citation awarded by AIA
Atlanta and the Young Architects Forum to individuals and firms with distinct voices and demonstrated influence in Atlanta’s
design community. Since 2001, the juried series has presented a public forum for the exhibition of local, early-career architects
and designers, encouraging the exchange of ideas among these practitioners and the public. The 2018 honoree was Jeffrey Collins.
The installation explored parametric variations emanating from a defined series of procedures: (1) given a space,
(2) populated with control points, (3) define shapes, and (4) join to create surfaces. Exploration of variations of this concept
are used as an exercise for teaching parametric modelling; the drawings in this exhibit have been created by Georgia Tech
Master of Architecture students learning digital modelling, visual scripting, techniques of representation, and approaches
for surface panelization, through support of this project. Depictions are arranged in a spectrum, from modest departures of
the original diagram to more and more complex propositions, demonstrating a range of design pathways stemming from a singular
script. One instance was selected for further detailing and fabrication at full scale.
thanks to the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Architecture, Keith Kaseman, Daniel Griffin, Connor Smith, and Bianca
Drawings by Bianca Abad, Bangseh Akuchu, Sepidehsadat Fakhr, Kathryn Farrell, Wanli Gao, Emily
Khalid, Hyung Kim, Michael Koliner, Daniela Marquez, Kaleia Marsden, Marta Mcclelland, Daniel Oddo, Connor Smith, Amy Stone,
and Carly Todd.