Member Award for James E. Simon Fund, School of Architecture, College of Fine and Applied Art, UIUC

TITLE: Advanced stud system design and installation

The project aims to support the ongoing wind pavilion project, which is intended to provide both shelter and generate electricity. The goal of this specific project is to design and construct the supporting structure for the pavilion.

This project utilizes advanced computational design tools to design and build a complex structure with CNC roll-formed steel studs. In collaboration with STUD-IO (, the project will manufacture a customized stud system to structurally support the wind pavilion.

Computation tools will be used to analyze each angle of the pavilion panels and find the custom size of structural studs. This customized design will be passed to a CNC roll-forming machine to manufacture each stud.