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DAAPworks 2024: Directors' Choice Awards

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May 22nd - August 4th, 2024

Each year, the DAAPworks event highlights the creative output of the graduating class from the top-ranked College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning at the University of Cincinnati.

The Directors’ Choice Award specifically highlights the outstanding capstone projects, first presented as a part of SAAPworks. Projects best demonstrating exceptional knowledge, creativity, and skill that has been applied to a focused idea and most effectively communicated by visual means are selected.

Each year the directors from the four schools within DAAP and the Director of DAAP Galleries act as judges, reviewing the project submissions from all of the school programs. The directors take into consideration the recommendations they are provided by the faculty that work with these students daily. However, the directors may select any project they deem worthy. After much deliberation, a consensus is reached. In the event the directors have a split decision, the galleries’ director has been charged with the duty of breaking ties to make the final selections of Directors’ Choice Award winners for that academic year.

About Reed Gallery

The Dorothy W. & C. Lawson Reed, Jr. Gallery is located on the fifth floor of the DAAP Aronoff complex and is the largest of the DAAP Galleries.  Located at the heart of the DAAP complex, the Reed Gallery provides a vibrant setting for DAAP students and the regional arts community in which to engage in meaningful discussions about the current state of visual culture.  With a focus on current trends and practices, gallery exhibition themes range from Art to Fashion and address all of the fields of study within the college of DAAP.  While the focus of the DAAP galleries is contemporary practice, the galleries do present exhibitions that approach practice historically by examining a process, a school of thought, or an individual of significance that exemplify the foundations of contemporary practice.  Within an exhibition season, students and professionals alike are represented through a serious of group and solo exhibitions that address a wide range of visual media.

The location of the Reed Gallery provides countless opportunities for professors and students to engage in discussion within the gallery space.  Here they can directly address issues relating to their studies, as the gallery may provide examples of work to inspire dialogue and act as an extension and compliment to their class and studio work.  Additionally, the Reed Gallery is staffed by current students in order to provide practical experience working within a professional setting while aiding as a learning tool for individuals who are interested in the processes related to museum and gallery operations.

Planning Your Visit

The Reed Gallery

Hours: Sunday - Thursday 10am-5pm

Phone:  (513) 556-2839

Address: Room 5275, 2624 Clifton Ct., DAAP Building, Cincinnati, OH, 45221

Location and visiting instructions for the Reed Gallery:

  • When visiting the Reed Gallery enter the DAAP building by the third-floor entrance located at the bottom of Clifton Court next to the Clifton Court Garage. Proceed to the Reed Gallery located on the 5th Floor Rm 5275, and please wait outside the gallery for attendant to let you in.
  • Metered parking is available on Clifton Avenue and Martin Luther King Drive; hourly parking is available in the Clifton Court Garage.
  • Directions: From Martin Luther King Dr. turn right onto Clifton Ave. towards McMillan Ave. (DAAP will be on left). Street and garage parking are available (garage accepts cash or credit upon exit). Gallery is on the fifth floor.
  • It may be helpful to view a campus map here

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School of Architecture and Interior Design

Bachler of Science in Architecture, Directors Choice

            Harrison Smith & Sam Dispenza

            Will St. Pierre, Madison Coppolino, Cooper Kadish

Bachler of Science in Architecture, Orville Simpson Futures

            Sam Caballero

Interior Design, Directors Choice

            Emily Kubin

Master of Architecture, Directors Choice

            Peter Loayza Velasque

            Hilda Rivera

Master of Architecture, Orville Simpson Futures

            Matthew Davis

School of Design

Communication Design, Directors Choice

            Cade Walker

            Hope Yeomans

            Ellen Stevenot

Fashion Design, Directors Choice

            Kathryn Suddendorf

            Jasmine Gierman

Industrial Design, Product Design, Directors Choice

            Sarah Durbala

            Thomas Stevenot

Industrial Design, Mobility Design, Directors Choice

            Jimmy Tran

Master of Design, Directors Choice

            Fiat Pantawat Tongrod

School of Planning

Horticulture, Directors Choice

            Trinity Tobe

Master of Landscape Architecture, Directors Choice

            Armita Chitsaz

Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis, Directors Choice

            Jinyi Wang     

Master of Community Panning Thesis, Directors Choice

            Sommer Grayson

Master of Community Panning, Directors Choice

            Max Linder & Alexander Sherlock

Urban Planning, Directors Choice

            Anna Stanley, Nicholas Heaton, Madison DeMay

Urban Studies, Directors Choice

            Shane Streiler

School of Planning, Orville Simpson Futures

            Simon Donkoh & Radhika Bipin

            Stefano Vicino

School of Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Directors Choice

            Natalie Lorenz

            Kara Yeomans

            Sam Engel

Art History, Directors Choice

            Tegan Recker

Master of Fine Arts, Directors Choice

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