I've been wanting to post this great achievement by David Getty and my sister, Stephanie of tinder.tinker. A few weeks ago my sister SMSed me in the middle of the night telling me how excited she was that their design got selected as the 12 winners out of 600+ entrants for The Sukkah City competition in NYC. I didn't realize how big of a deal this was until I went to the website the next day. The juries for this competition are well known people in the industry...The 12 winners will compete in Union Square Park, NYC on the 19th-20th September.
Quoting from the press release Haberman, Nancy."Sukkah City 2010 Winners Announced." Rubbenstein Communications. August 19th, 2010. Web. August 30th, 2010. <http://www.sukkahcity.com/press-release.html>, "Sukkah City, www.sukkahcity.com, an ambitious global architectural contest that engaged the design, creative and architectural worlds to radically reinvent the ancient sukkah, today announced the twelve winners of the competition that will be on display in Union Square Park, ahead of the week-long festival of Sukkot. The selected designs will be built by their designers at the Gowanus Studio Space in Brooklyn and then driven by truck to Union Square for public display on Sunday, September 19 and Monday, September 20."
David and Stephanie both went to the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), mastering in Architecture. They have just completed their Master's degree this summer and not being biased, I am impressed with their talents and very proud too :). Please support them if you're in NYC area and vote for them :)...you'll get their goody bag...filled with wonderful surprises ;).
Well done, guys! and good luck out there ;)