Students of UT Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA)
Bug Filter is a project designed by the following Architecture and Interior Design students from The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA): Natalie Avellar, Nai’lah Bell, Elizabeth Cooper, Grace Esslinger, Baxter Estes, Hannah Harden, Anna Henry, Paola Hernandez, Michelle Huh, Abigail Kash, Elena Lyra, Marjan Miri, Payton Russell, Taylor Schill and Lisa Yang.
The project has been developed in the context of an Advanced design studio course held at UTSOA (Spring 2019) and lead by Assistant Professor Nerea Feliz. Jen Wong, Director at the Materials Lab at The University of Texas at Austin has generously supported this project with resources, knowledge, materials and skills. Shalene Jha and Felicity Muth at the Department of Integrative Biology at UT have also contributed to the student’s work by sharing their knowledge on local pollinators and bee cognition. The project was conceived by Double Happiness. Double Happiness is a collaboration between Nerea Feliz and Joyce Hwang. Their creative practice focuses on research and design at multiple scales, with interests in the intersections of interior design, architecture, urbanism, and ecology.
The mission of The University of Texas at Austin is to achieve excellence in the interrelated areas of undergraduate education, graduate education, research and public service. The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture is a cross-disciplinary institution with a strong design reputation and global reach that includes professional and academic programs in architecture, landscape architecture, community and regional planning, interior design, architectural history, historic preservation, sustainable design, and urban design. It offers degrees at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. It is housed in the heart of The University of Texas campus and includes the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center off campus. The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture aims to provide the highest quality educational experience by melding principle and practice, drawing interdisciplinary connections, and fostering a supportive culture.