The October 2012 issue of Cabin Life magazine features work by students from the School of Architecture at the University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University. They were challenged to meet with "clients" and create livable floor plans, sample renderings, and models that transformed an existing property into a cabin oasis.
Over 5,000 people voted on the ten finalists selected by architecture professor Dale Mulfinger from the University of Minnesota School of Architecture, and architecture professor Georgia Bizios from the North Carolina State University School of Architecture
Holly Engle (B.S. Arch '12) took second place in the competition with 24% of the votes. Her model, The Crow's Nest (pictured below), was designed to embrace the changing of the seasons while remaining efficient and sustainable. Ascending towards the top, indoor and outdoor spaces blur together, allowing the environment and the cabin to become one.
- Engle was the recipient of the 2012 President's Student Leadership and Service Award
Other University of Minnesota architectures students included in the competition were Peter Atkins (B.S. Arch '12), Beth Koeppel (B.S. Arch '12), and Benjamin VandenWymelenberg (B.S. Arch '12).