Alumni, students, and staff honored with UCDA Design Awards

August 10, 2009

The University and College Designers Association’s (UCDA) 38th annual design competition recently honored the Corcoran with four awards of excellence for the Chance Encounters exhibition catalogue, Annie Leibovitz Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts certificate, exhibition graphics for the 2008 All-Senior Exhibition, and exhibition graphics for Modernism: Designing a New World 1914–1939. Corcoran College of Art + Design alumnus and current staff member Maria Habib (BFA 2002) played a particularly important role in the design and production of collateral for the Modernism exhibition. Maria, fellow graduate Avi Gupta (BFA 2003), and current student Hernan Gigena were instrumental in the development and execution of the 2008 All-Senior Exhibition promotion material. Curator of Photography and Media Arts Paul Roth and Assistant Curator Amanda Maddox were also recognized for their roles in the creation of the Chance Encounters exhibition catalogue. The UCDA Design Competition recognizes the best of the exceptional design work done to promote educational institutions. These projects will be on display at the 38th Annual UCDA Design Conference, in Savannah, Georgia, October 4–7.