SCAD places in top 100 at international design competition, CodaWorx

Works are on view as a collaboration of design + art, part of the CodaWorx Annual Awards Program.
CodaWorx stands for the collaboration of design + art, and it’s an award-based collaboration and all of the people working together to create a large body of art. The international award features ten different design categories are ranging from hospitality, education, institutional, transportation, and jury scores determine winners of those categories. The Savannah College of Art and Design’s submitted project placed in the top 100 CodaWorx Annual Awards Program.

“SCAD submitted a wonderful project, and that project is in the top 100; it’s got over 500 votes,” said CodaWorx CEO Toni Sikes. “There are some great photos that go along with this project, and it tells a very good story. Then, there are two other projects from Atlanta that are also in the top 100.”

An international jury of 16 members from top professions in art and design ranging from architects, designers, artists, and people who run organizations in those fields score submissions of pieces of artwork. Typical artwork submissions are seen displayed on buildings, airports, or a wide variety of work, and a team collaborates to design a space.

“This [SCAD project submission] is an environment in a building that SCAD has developed to tell the history and story of SCAD,” Toni said. “It’s very multidisciplinary; it involves some performance. It involved artwork. It involves all of the disciplines that students take at SCAD, and it involves telling a story, so it’s very, very cool.

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Guests view a collaboration of design + art as part of the CodaWorx Annual Awards Program.
“It’s a little unusual for us. I’m thrilled, clearly, the jury felt that it was outstanding because they rated it really highly. It’s a really interesting project for us.”

SCAD Project Collaborators are: executive producer Paula Wallace and Glenn Wallace, production SCAD Design Group, alumni including Trish Anderson, B.F.A., fibers, 2005; Jeff Billon, B.F.A., broadcast design, 2007; B.F.A., motion graphics, 2007; Sarah Brand, B.F.A., sequential art, 2016; Sam Chi, B.F.A., animation, 2005; Hannah Chiclana, M.F.A., performing arts, 2017; Joanna Davidovich, B.F.A., animation, 2005; Cameron Hoss, B.F.A., industrial design, 2018; Marcus Kenney, M.F.A., photography, 1999; Masud Olufani, M.F.A., sculpture, 2013; Will Penny,M.F.A., painting, 2013; B.F.A., painting, 2008; Jonathan Plsek, M.F.A., themed entertainment design, 2015; Olivia Plsek, M.F.A., themed entertainment design, 2015; Michael Porten, M.F.A., painting, 2012, B.F.A., illustration, 2004; and Shannon Snow, B.F.A., illustration, 2011.

Along with design and production consultant B.R.C. Imagination Arts, general contractor The Kicklighter Company, electrical/plumbing engineer CDDC LLC, mechanical engineer Island Engineering PC, Kneupper Music, Ears Up, TechMD Inc, Henchmen, Johnathan Martin Creative Inc, Renegade Animation, Remarkable Light, Clearwing Systems Integration, Entech Innovative Engineering, Stimulant.

“It’s very exciting to me that we are getting this kind of project submitted, it’s new and unusual to us, and that says a lot about SCAD, frankly,” Sikes concluded.

About The Author

Nicole Youngblut

Nicole Youngblut is a contributing writer for Connect Savannah, where she covers the local art and events scene. As a graduate of The Fashion Institute of Technology, she spent many years in New York City as a fashion stylist and promoter. Her passion for biographies, entertainment and the arts is the perfect...
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