Jenna Frowein || T.Y. Lin Endowed Prize in Architecture
Jenna Frowein, a third year in CED’s Master of Architecture program, received the T.Y. Lin Prize. Established in 1994, the prize is given to individuals who wish to pursue joint studies in architecture and engineering.
Through the award, Frowein partnered with two other students studying the same interdisciplinary fields to develop an experimental moving lamp, known as “Wallflower”, that would be featured at CED’s Circus. Frowein and other’s research tinkered with the flexibility and properties of plywood in order to “make a flower that would open and close despite the direction of the wood grain.”
Frowein was also a member of CED’s Bank of America Low Income Housing Challenge team. The team won the competition developing a detailed proposal for 300 new Oakland housing units that would serve transitional age youth, low-income, and formerly homeless families.
In appreciation of prize, Frowein said, “Wander the studios of Wurster, or ride the elevator a few times, and you will be overwhelmed with the chatter of countless other exciting projects, innovative ideas, and unique opportunities. None of this would be possible without your support, and for that we are all forever grateful.”