ANNA GELICH

UNC Charlotte (Master of Architecture)

SAY IT LOUD - North Carolina Exhibitor

North Carolina Based Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Some of my teachers and people who create beautiful objects. Numerous cities that are full of different building styles as well as diverse cultures. Perpetual motion and traveling.

ANNA GELICH

Bio:

Anna Gelich has a background in Art and Design. She is a Graduate Student at the School of Architecture, UNCC and a PhD student at the Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology. She has a passion for learning Architecture, Computational and Sustainable Design. She received a best paper award participating in the International Symposium on Methodologies for Intelligent Systems in Graz (Austria) and completed The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps program in Houston (USA).

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

As a teenager living in St. Petersburg, Russia - the home of many historical artistic works - I was attracted to the art and architecture immediately.

What do you do?

I am a second year graduate student at the School of Architecture. I am currently exploring my possible unique creative voice through the field of Architecture.

What excites you in the work you do?

I see my work as a pure passion. It excites me to think that someday this work might have an impact improving the aesthetics of the building environments.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Some of my teachers and people who create beautiful objects. Numerous cities that are full of different building styles as well as diverse cultures. Perpetual motion and traveling.

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

The National Science Foundation Grant & The National Science Foundation’s Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program completion. Pending Patent - System ArtIST (Art - Innovative Systems for value Tagging).

Featured Project Name: 

The R-Line Resiliency Center

 

Featured Project Location: 

Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer, Researcher

 

Featured Project Description:

The R-Line Resiliency Center features artist studio spaces, indoor and outdoor classrooms, and a farmers market that promote community food resilience and foster connection across the historical divide of the railroad tracks that run through the site. The buildings use shipping containers as a material to reduce the project's carbon footprint and celebrate the rail heritage of the site and city. This was a project for Mona Azarbayjani’s design studio at UNC Charlotte’s School of Architecture.

Photography Credit:

Kathryn Warren

Featured Project Name: 

The Edge

 

Featured Project Location: 

Charlotte, NC

 

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2020

 

Role in Featured Project: 

Designer

 

Featured Project Description:

The Edge project features space in the artistic NODA community, indoor and outdoor environments, and a futuristic roof stair. It presents a speculative approach which considers an architectural vision of the future community space. Designed as a playful landmark with dynamic volumes and folded patterns, the Edge provides innovative space for developing the imagination encouraging people to visit it. This was a project for Catty Dan Zhang’s design studio at UNC Charlotte’s School of Architecture

Photography Credit:

Anna Gelich