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Acquired Announces MADWORKSHOP’s New 2017 Fellows!


Belinda Pak, Heeje Yang, Jeremy Carman, Joseph Chang, and Jayson Champlain are the new scholarship recipients for the 2017 academic year.

Los Angeles, CA [February 6, 2017] – The Martin Architecture and Design Workshop ( MADWORKSHOP ) has announced its new design scholarships for the 2017 academic year. The non-profit foundation operates as a design incubator To innovative designers the opportunity to freely explore their ideas from concept to reality.

Belinda Pak, Heeje Yang, Jeremy Carman, Joseph Chang, and Jayson Champlain are the new grantees who are currently seniors at the University of Southern California in the Master of Architecture program. Each trainee will work during the course of this year on projects that address the design theme of MADWORKSHOP for the 2017, Emergency Architecture.

Heeje Yang from South Korea will work on one of the MADWORKSHOP furniture projects, the Chair Six folding chair , to create a more functional design through a study of folding origami and kinetic movement. Jayson Champlain, a native of Torrance, CA and Jeremy Carman, a native of Shingle Springs, CA, will be focusing on security and privacy issues in their designs that will redefine temporary shelters inside stadiums, a solution that targets Avoid problems experienced when large public sands such as Louisiana Superdome is transformed into housing for emergencies. Belinda Pak, a native of Colorado, is designing and creating a prototype bracelet that features features that can help a victim in the event of an emergency, such as a beacon and internal storage to store contacts and medical information. Joseph Chang, a native of Northern California, will be designing a backpack that will be transformed into a stretcher that can be transported by a single person during emergency situations.

“We are honored to have these talented young designers to join our team and we are confident in their ability to make a positive impact through their work. We have had great success with our previous fellows, such as the Sanke installation , a multi-level community seating system and permanent installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art in LA created by Sonia Lui; And Caress of the Gaze , a 3D-driven dress created by Behnaz Ferahi who won the Innovation Award for Design by Linda Tischler Award for Fast Company, “said David C. Martin, co-founder of MADWORKSHOP.

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