Congratulations to the national student winners!
Congratulations to Paolo Vazquez of Las Vegas, Nevada (First Prize), Andrew Harsono of Midlothian, Virginia (Second Prize), and Wen Hao Wang of Brooklyn, New York(Third Prize), the winners in this year's competition.
Their design projects were chosen by a 70-member jury team of architects, engineers, designers, architectural educators, and university professors from 19 states and 4 countries.
Representing 32 high schools in 16 states, 226 teens created solutions to redesign their school library into a study space for the 21st century. Twice as many students submitted competition projects in 2013 versus 2012.
Sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) - a national leader in K-12 architecture and design education - students used DiscoverDesign.org to share their creative work and connect with their peers, as well as teachers and architects across the country.
First prize winner receives roundtrip flight for 2 from within the 50 United States; 2 nights in the Palmer House Hilton Hotel; a $60 gift certificate to the Lockwood Restaurant at the Palmer House; 2 tickets to a CAF river cruise and walking tour; a year-long membership for design software tutorials from BlackSpectacles.com ($280 value); and a copy of CAF’s The Architecture Handbook: A Student Guide to Understanding Buildings
Second prize winner receives a $250 CAF Shop gift certificate; a year-long membership for design software tutorials from BlackSpectacles.com ($280 value); and a copy of CAF's text The Architecture Handbook.
Third prize winner receives: a $100 CAF Shop gift certificate; a year-long membership for design software tutorials from BlackSpectacles.com ($280 value); and a copy of CAF's text The Architecture Handbook.
Honorable mention / national finalists receive a certificate and a small momento celebrating their design work.
The 2013 jury will also recognize a student and an architect mentor who did the most to foster, encourage, and build an online design community of learners in DiscoverDesign. Through comments and feedback, they will provide both encouragement and constructive criticism on students' work throughout the run of the competition.
|FIRST PRIZE||SECOND PRIZE||THIRD PRIZE|
Wen Hao Wang
Finalists / Honorable Mentions
Alejandro M Rangel
DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AWARDS
The 2013 jury also recognizes students and architect mentors who did the most to foster, encourage, and build an online design community of learners in DiscoverDesign. With their comments and feedback, they provided both encouragement and constructive criticism on students' work throughout the run of the competition.
Danielle Parr, a student at Central High School in Burlington IL, provided thoughtful comments [like this one] on design projects from her peers around the country.
Sarah Jacobson, AIA an architect from Gensler Architects in Chicago IL, provided thoughtful comments [like this one] to several projects while students were working through the steps of the design process.
Joe Cliggott, AIA an architect from Rafael Vinoly Architects in Chicago IL, provided thoughtful comments [like this one] to projects to provide students with thoughtful feedback on their final designs.
ALL STUDENT PROJECTS
We encourage you to create a DiscoverDesign.org account, log on, explore the library design projects from the 10 finalists, and leave a few comments of your own! Which project do you like best? Share your feedback on the students' design work.
THANK YOU TEACHERS, SPONSORS, AND JURY TEAMS
The Chicago Architecture Foundation gratefully recognizes the teachers from 32 high schools across the US who registered students and supported their work throughout the 2013 DiscoverDesign National High School Architecture Competition. We look forward to working with you next year!
CAF gratefully acknowledges the following donors, who provided generous support for the competition prizes.
Finally, CAF recognizes the 70 architects, engineers, designers, and university professors from across the country who volunteered to evaluate, comment on, and rank the submitted design projects.
Round 2 Jury
|Erica Rioux Gees, AIA||AIA Foundation||Washington, DC|
|Buffy Hamilton||Cleveland Public Library||Cleveland, OH|
|Trung Le, AIA||Cannon Design||Chicago, IL|
|Marc L'Italien, FAIA||EHDD Architecture||San Francisco, CA|
|Marc Teer, AIA||Black Spectacles||Chicago, IL|
|Amy Yurko, AIA||BrainSpaces||Chicago, IL|
Round 1 Jury
|Aaron Cortes||Northeastern Illinois University||Chicago, IL|
|Abby Crossen||University of Washington College of Built Environments||Seattle, WA|
|Alan Richards, AIA||Corgan Associates, Inc.||Dallas, TX|
|Amelia Tabeling||Gensler||Chicago, IL|
|Andrew Roskos, AIA||Andrew Roskos Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Anna Sanko||Architecture Resource Center||New Haven, CT|
|Ariel Mieling, AIA||Ariel Mieling Architects||Seattle, WA|
|Bethany Johnson, AIA||SmithGroupJJR||Chicago, IL|
|Brian Haynes||Dan Wheeler Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Carl Sergio, AIA||Stephen Rankin Associates||Indianapolis, IN|
|Carolina Garcia, AIA||Culturelle3Designs, Inc.||Chicago, IL|
|Carolina Lopez, AIA||SmithGroupJJR||Chicago, IL|
|Charlie Vinz||Rebuild Foundation||Chicago, IL|
|Claudia Rodriguez, AIA||Landon Bone Baker Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Cory Kamholz, AIA||Holabird and Root||Chicago, IL|
|Daniel Russell, AIA||RTKL||Chicago, IL|
|Dave Walker||W A L K Studio||Chicago, IL|
|Dawn Schuette, AIA||Threshold Acoustics, LLC||Chicago, IL|
|Deborah Fox, AIA||Chicago Women in Architecture / Becker Architects||Highland Park, IL|
|George Aye||Greater Good Studio||Chicago, IL|
|Greg Brown||Dallas Center for Architecture||Dallas, TX|
|Greg Simon||Academy of Architecture and Contemporary Themes||North Bergen, NJ|
|Jack Schroeder, AIA||Landon Bone Baker||Chicago, IL|
|James Ryan White, AIA||Gensler||New York, NY|
|Jeanne Eberhardt, AIA||Gensler||Chicago, IL|
|Jeff Jeno, AIA||Jeff Jeno Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Joe Cliggott, AIA||Rafael Vinoly Architects||Chicago, IL|
|John Castro||Studio Gang||Chicago, IL|
|John Martoni||Hayward Unified School District||Hayward, CA|
|Jonathan Howard||Holabird and Root||Chicago, IL|
|Josh Mings, AIA||Landon Bone Baker Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Joy Henderson||Ontario Association of Architects||Toronto, Ontario|
|Katherine Stalker||Chicago Architecture Foundation||Chicago, IL|
|Kerl LaJeune, Assoc AIA||Atelier Azara Architecture||Chicago, IL|
|Kersten Harries||arch. Kersten Harries||Madrid, Spain|
|Krisann Rehbein||Chicago Architecture Foundation||Chicago, IL|
|Lanny Wood||Timber Creek High School||Orlando, FL|
|Laura Kraft||Halvorson and Partners Structural Engineers||Chicago, IL|
|Leslie Robinson, AIA||ATA Architects||Overland Park, KS|
|Lynsey Sorrell, AIA||Perimeter Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Marika Snider, AIA||Snider Architecture||Dayton, OH|
|Marsha Spencer, AIA||Chicago Women in Architecture||Chicago, IL|
|Mary Kay Lanzillota, FAIA||Hartman-Cox Architects||Washington, DC|
|Matt Thomas||Thorton Tomasetti||Chicago, IL|
|Mejay Gula||Theaster Gates Studio||Chicago, IL|
|Melissa Barbier||Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland|
|Oliva Danielson||Office Revolution||Chicago, IL|
|Polly Carpenter, AIA||Learning By Design Massachusetts||Boston, MA|
|R. Blair Schmidt, AIA||Holabird and Root||Chicago, IL|
|Renee Prusacki, AIA||Holabird and Root||Chicago, IL|
|Rob Cummings||StudioEquis, LLC||Harper Woods, MI|
|Ron Stelmarski, AIA||Perkins + Will||Dallas, TX|
|Rupal Engineer||DesignPlus, LLC||Albuquerque, NM|
|Sarah Elbadri||Sun Cycles||Orlando, FL|
|Sarah Jacobson, AIA||Gensler||Chicago, IL|
|Scott Delano, AIA||Nelson Architects||Chicago, IL|
|Stephen Hsueh||Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture||Chicago, IL|
|Steve Santucci, AIA||Ghafari Associates, LLC||Chicago, IL|
|Thomas Leslie, AIA||Iowa State University||Ames, IA|
|Thomas Poore||Cannon Design||Chicago, IL|
|Tim Jacobson||Gensler||Chicago, IL|
|Tyra Sorenson, AIA||Sorensen Architects||Seattle, WA|
|Zoe Hardy, AIA||Tilsley + Associates Architects||Cincinnati, OH|