The Festival of the Trees is a fundraising event organized by Florida International University’s Interior Architecture Department. Each year during the holiday season, South Florida’s architecture and design community unites to demonstrate its support for education by designing and building their own unique holiday creations which are intended for auction. This has culminated in an evening gala that has helped raised thousands of dollars in funds to benefit FIU’s Interior Architecture Department and its students.
This year’s theme was “Tech-Tropolis 3.0: Manufacturing the Future”. Our concept in support of this theme was to find the beauty in the moment when technology and nature meet. Appreciating the clash itself which, ultimately, results in beautiful imperfection. We feel we were able to effectively communicate that as we were honored with the Most Thematic award designation for our design.