AIA Dayton announced the winners of its 36th annual Art in Architecture Student Design Competition on March 19 at an Awards Reception at Heapy Engineering. Students from seven Miami Valley school competed for $4,000 in scholarships and prizes.
This year’s program, The Stage at First Flight, was an outdoor performance venue at Dave Hall Plaza in Dayton. Forty-eight students from seven area high schools participated in the program, with 31 students completing the program and turning in design boards.
Bryce Howell, a senior at Chaminade Julienne High School, was awarded the Top Design Award and a $1,500 scholarship from L2M Architecture in Moraine. Paul Wittmann, a junior at Chaminade Julienne High School, won the Merit Award and a $1,000 Heapy Engineering college scholarship.
Ayshe Salamova a senior at Ponitz Technology Career Center, was awarded the Sinclair Community College Pathways Scholarship for one semester of classes at Sinclair. Two Honorable Mention Book Awards of $200 each, sponsored by Miller Valentine Construction and the City of Dayton Planning Department were earned by Jake Schauer, a junior at Oakwood High School and Nate Kaval, a sophomore at Oakwood High School.
An award for Future Architect went to Chaminade Julienne High School Senior, Sara Bowman; while Vandalia Butler High School junior Allison Baker received the Master Craftsman Award for the best presentation. Rounding out the prizes and receiving the Most Creative Use of Materials, was Tyler Kennedy, Stebbins High School senior.
This competition was judged on creative design and artistic presentation by a panel of jurors including: Dianna Conboy, AIA; Ann Schenking, City of Dayton; Matthew Sauer, AIA, Matthew Sauer Architect; and Angela Stewart.
This year’s participation t-shirts were sponsored by Sherwin Williams and the design was provided by WD Partners. The Design Review refreshments were sponsored by Synergy; and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the Rose Music Center provided vouchers for future performances which were used as participation prizes.
Doug Grewe, AIA and Daniel Freytag, AIA and the AIA Dayton Emerging Professionals generously contributed to this year’s program as well.
AIA Dayton would like to thank these companies for their sponsorship of the 2017 Student Design Competition.
AIA Dayton welcomes you to The Art in Architecture Student Design Competition, sponsored by Heapy Engineering. The program is designed for college-bound high school students, grades 9 through 12, interested in art, architecture, or design. The competition is open to all students within AIA Dayton’s nine-county geographic region (Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby Counties) and/or zip codes beginning with 453, 454, 455, and 458.
This 36th annual competition, named The Stage at First Flight, is an extra-curricular activity that introduces you to architecture through the participation in a design project. You will be provided with the opportunity to interact with design professionals and students of design from Miami University, who will serve as mentors and assist you in this learning experience. All students are encouraged, but are not required, to seek the help of an advisor or teacher. We are offering some great prizes, including college scholarships. Sinclair Community College is generously sponsoring the SCC Pathways Award of 15 semester hours at SCC, while the Honor and Merit Award college scholarships can be used at any college of the winner’s choice.
On Tuesday, October 25 the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its biennial Focus on Design Awards Program at the Yellow Cab Tavern on East Fourth Street, Dayton.
This salute to design excellence was established to promote and focus attention on Miami Valley architecture firms producing quality and high performance design in adherence to the American Institute of Architect’s 10 Principles of Livable Communities.
In the Interior Projects category, one award was given:
In the Newly Completed Buildings, Additions, Renovations, Restorations category, four awards were made:
The 2016 jury was comprised of representatives from the American Institute of Architects Birmingham, Alabama. Philip Black, AIA, of Simonton Swaika Black Architects served as the jury chair. Platinum sponsors of the event were Pella Windows & Doors; Snyder Brick & Block; and Business Furniture. Underwriters of the event were Heapy Engineering; Shook Construction; Shell & Meyer Engineering; Koroseal; Oberer Thompson Company; Spohn Associates; Allegion; 3form; Hamilton Parker; and Long and Associates.
AIA Dayton Scholarship Recipients
Two recipients have been selected to receive AIA Dayton Architectural Scholarships: Alissa Cook, a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate; and Anna Kick, a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Cook was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and Ms. Kick received a $1,000 scholarship. AIA Dayton was awarded a $1,000 matching grant from the American Institute of Architects in support of the scholarship program.
Alissa Cook is a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate and a College Credit Plus Student (CCP) at Sinclair Community College and at the University of Dayton. CCP gives students the opportunity earn college credit before graduating high school. Alissa was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year varsity athlete in bowling, holding team and individual records. She established a Student Mentorship Program to connect freshman students with seniors, writing the guidelines for student mentors and working with the school administrators for approval. She was also an elementary math tutor. Alissa will be studying architecture at Miami University in Oxford in the Fall 2016.
Anna Kick is a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of AIAS Cincinnati her freshman year, was her residence hall president her freshman then treasurer her sophomore years, and is currently a member of the Fashion and Architecture Band and the UC Hepcats Swing Dance Club. She graduated from Centerville High School in 2014 with honors.
Anna is currently in a co-op program at CESO Inc, an engineering and architecture firm specializing in site development, survey, transportation and utility infrastructure in Dayton, creating construction documents for both commercial and residential buildings.