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Below left: Ada Ng '12 holds the paper model featured on this issue's cover (right), a 4-inch by 4-inch white bristol board model created for the "walldwelling" assignment in Professor Jan Jennings' Design Studio III class (DEA 2201). The assignment is well known to nearly two decades of interior design alumni who took Jennings' class: Create a two-story wall that is scaled down from 16 feet by 16 feet and creates a dwelling space only two and a half feet deep. The assignment requires a kind of "reimagining of a tight space," Jennings says. "They have to make it look bigger without increasing the square footage much." Ng says her Brooklyn, N.Y., origins have shaped the way she sees restrictions in space. "The city is quite crowded and really dense, so this is a good play on experiencing space in a small area," she says. Cover photo: Photo by Robert Barker/University Photography; digital post-production by Matthew Fondeur/University Photography.

Ada Ng '12 holds the paper model featured on this issue's cover

Ada Ng '12 holds the paper model featured on this issue's cover. See larger image

Publisher: Thomas W. Bruce
Managing Editor: Joe Wilensky
Senior Editors: David Brand, Susan S. Lang
Contributing Editor: Bryce T. Hoffman
Copy Editor: Karen Walters
Contributors: Daniel Aloi, Ted Boscia, Jennifer Campbell, Nancy Doolittle, Gary E. Frank, Lauren Gold, Julie Greco, Bryce T. Hoffman, Anne Ju, Susan Kelley, Susan S. Lang, John Mikytuck, Joe Wilensky
Designer: Robin Zifchock
Circulation Manager: Alicia Wilcox

Ezra, Cornell's Quarterly Magazine, is published four times a year by the Cornell Chronicle and is produced by the Cornell Chronicle and the Office of Publications and Marketing. All photography by University Photography unless otherwise indicated.

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