Exhibition Design Student Featured in Exhibit Celebrating the Scale Model

The Built to Scale Exhibition poster with dates
June 30, 2016

Exhibition Design student Emily Lin’s work is currently featured in an exhibit celebrating the importance of scale models and the role they play as communication tools and creative objects in the development of design projects.

Lin’s exhibition design model was selected by a jury for participation in the Built to Scale exhibition, which was organized by the American Institute of Architect's D.C. chapter and runs June 8 through August 27, 2016 at the District Architecture Center. The exhibition features more than 30 study and presentation models that represent working projects, completed projects and theoretical projects. Traditional and non-traditional materials were used to craft the models.

“Scale models are communicative tools in three-dimension that give designers the power to experiment, solve problems and help clients imagine a design,” AIA|DC states on its website. “Despite advances in computer modeling software, which renders the scale model outdated for some designers, the traditional—physical—scale model remains a tested instrument in the design process.”