Architect Jenny Sabin, the Arthur L. and Isabel B. Wiesenberger Assistant Professor and the director of graduate studies in the College of Architecture, Art and Planning, won the 2015 Ivy Innovator Award Dec. 9.
The awards recognize the “next generation of leading minds” in the fields of technology, film and design. From thousands of applicants, 18 finalists were selected and the three winners were announced at individual category events beginning with film, announced in August, and culminating with the announcement of Sabin’s win. Finalists in the design category came from fields including art and apparel, and jewelry design.
Sabin’s work investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.
“This award means a great deal to me as it’s about connecting people and embracing collaboration across interdisciplinary boundaries in the spirit of innovation,” Sabin said in her acceptance speech.
Rebecca Bowes is a writer/editor at the College of Architecture, Art and Planning.