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27 August 2010

Yele Haiti International Competition Winner, Chris Morgan (3rd year Arch.), featured in Architectural Record

Excerpt from Architectural Record article, Aug. 26, 2010, by Tim McKeough:

Virginia Tech architecture student Christopher Morgan has won an international competition to design the Yéle Music Studio in the Cité Soleil area of Port-au-Prince…

The brief asked entrants to design a 1,000-square-foot music studio that would contain recording and radio-production facilities, while also offering space for vocational training for at-risk youth in Cité Soleil, a poor and crime-ridden district. “There’s a strong cultural connection with music there, which I’m sure is why Wyclef Jean focused on a music studio, as opposed to other institutions, for sowing the seeds for development and change,” says Morgan. “I was trying to establish spaces that would encourage a community of music creation, as opposed to an isolated place where artists could go and record.”

Full article…