Preliminary Judging Results Announcement

On behalf of the Construction Industry Round Table, ACE Mentor Program of America, and judges, we are pleased to announce the results of the preliminary round of this year’s CIRT National Design & Construction Competition.

This year over 500 students and professionals submitted 49 entries, representing 15 states across the country. Only three teams have garnered the coveted right to go onto the presentation stage. Those earning this distinction in 2017 will have an opportunity to present next month in conjunction with the ACE National Board Meeting in Washington, DC on April 24, 2017.

Announcing the 2017 finalists:

  • ACE Mentor Program of Chicago: Team 6 for their entry: “Cultural Museum of Chicago at the Old Post Office”
  • ACE of Greater New York City: Team 30 for their entry: “Queens Quarters”
  • ACE Rhode Island Mentor Program of Providence: PVD Creative Team for their entry: “Presidential Library & Museum”

These teams will now have an opportunity to vie for a top prize before a panel of distinguished judges composed mostly of CIRT members. The Round Table is looking forward to a spirited and exciting National Presentation Round by the three finalist teams in DC. More information will be sent to team leaders.

In addition to the three finalists, six other teams were recognized as either First Runner-Up or Second Runner-Up in each of the three different design challenges or options:

Upgrade Structure Challenge (23 total entries):

  • 1st Runner-Up: ACE Mentor of Frederick, MD/Team FactoryUpscale for “Cola Gardens”
  • 2nd Runner-Up: ACE Mentor Program of Chicago/Team 1 for “Saint Gallery”

Open Spaces Challenge (16 total entries):

  • 1st Runner-Up: ACE NE Florida/Gateway Design-Orange Park H.S. Team for “Hogan’s Creek Community Plaza”
  • 2nd Runner-Up: ACE of Hartford, CT/Team 1 for “Riker’s Redemption”

Presidential Library & Museum Challenge (10 total entries):

  • 1st Runner-Up: ACE Mentor Program of Chicago/Team Five
  • 2nd Runner-Up: ACE Mentor Program of Eastern PA/Team 10

All of the projects were well done, making it an extremely difficult task for the judges to narrow the field to the top three in each design option category (a total of nine teams), and then to choose the Finalists. In the end, the choices were unanimous as to which entries should be selected. All teams put in extraordinary efforts – congratulations to all competing teams!

Thank you for participating in the 2017 CIRT National Design & Construction Competition. We look forward to seeing you again next year!

Want to learn more about the challenges?

Take a look at this year's CIRT Design & Construction Competition challenges