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Academy Alum Finalist in International Design Competition

Academy Alum Finalist in International Design Competition Ion Popian, who received his Master of Architecture degree this year from Academy of Art University’s School of Architecture, is among the finalists of the Sukkahville 2012 design competition taking place in Toronto next week. Sponsored by the Kehilla Residential Programme, affordable housing advocates in the Toronto metro area, this annual competition challenges entrants to use the concept of temporary shelter to develop permanent solutions for affordable housing. Ion researched the history of the sukkah, a temporary shelter put up in anticipation of the ancient Jewish festival of Sukkot, and used his findings to create the Woven Sukkah. His approach and process for the weave of the sukkah also connects with the Sukkot values of uniting as community and family.

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