The Sukkah Project: Dwell in Design is a juried architectural competition and exhibition for “outside the box” artistic, creative Sukkahs (a temporary hut or booth which are mentioned in the Old Testament) presented by the Texas Jewish Arts Association. TJAA envisions the project as an innovative design competition and as an outreach opportunity to connect with the greater DFW population. The overarching goal is the promotion of tolerance and understanding by educating and sharing the beauty of this most ancient Jewish tradition.
Local and national architects and artists were invited to submit their most creative and exciting sukkah designs. Upon reviewing all the competition submissions a jury of local and national expert judges (Enrique Norten, Hon. FAIA; Gregory S. Ibañez, FAIA, Principal, Ibañez Shaw Architecture; Max Levy, FAIA, and Gary Cunningham, FAIA) selected ten winning entries chosen from cities across North America and include architects from Boston, Las Vegas, Louisville, Lafayette, LA, Richmond, CA, Mexico and several throughout the DFW metroplex.
The finalists’ sukkahs will be on display from Sept. 21-28 on the grounds of the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas which also houses the National Center for Jewish Art.
BENEFICIARIES: Sukkot highlights the importance of a safe refuge against the elements and a reminder to us of those in our cities who are homeless or under-housed; dislocated and estranged, and the need of those individuals to establish homes of their own. For this reason, TJAA has partnered with Habitat for Humanity and Jewish Family Service as beneficiaries of funds raised during the event.
ABOUT TJAA: TJAA is an artist-run organization whose goal is to nurture a vibrant and enduring Jewish identity, culture and community. Our organization strives to engage Jewish and non-Jewish audiences as important collaborators in the development of a contemporary Jewish cultural exchange.