For Immediate Release: Washington, D.C., September 10, 2020 – The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have selected the winners of the 2020 Steel Design Student Competition.
The competition recognizes eighteen exceptional projects, in two categories, that explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. The 2020 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition offered architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories. Category I challenged students to design an Urban Food Hub. Students explored ways to incorporate food production and distribution into an urban setting. Category II was OPEN offering students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material.
The winning projects were chosen by a panel of distinguished jurors, including the following:
Category I: Urban Food Hub Jury
Ming Hu, University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation
Ayad Rahmani, Washington State University, School of Design and Construction
Chuck Wyder, Harley Ellis Devereaux
Category II: Open Jury
Jared Ganstine, Structural Design Group
Michelle Pannone, Marywood University, School of Architecture
Kristina H. Yu, University of New Mexico, School of Architecture & Planning
For each category, the jurors chose First, Second, and Third place winners, along with additional Honorable Mentions. Listed below are the names of the recipients, their project titles, and their faculty sponsor(s):
Category I: Urban Food Hub Winners
First Place:Food Machine Students: Hatem Bouassida and Antoine Hurez Faculty: Jacques Plante and Richard Pleau Université Laval
Second Place:From ‘AgriHood’ to AgriHUB Students: Callum Nolan, Ethan Paddock, Colin Williams, and Patrick Stephen Faculty: Terri Boake University of Waterloo
Third Place:Pesce Plaza Student: Jacob Lyons Faculty: Kristopher Palagi, Soo J. Jo, and Tara Street Louisiana State University
Honorable Mention:HOOPLA Students: Briley Houston and Phillip Minton Faculty: Kevin Stevens University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Honorable Mention:Bandes de culture Students: Alice Corrivault-Gascon and Dominique Arseneault Faculty: Jacques Plante and Richard Pleau Université Laval
Honorable Mention: Shanghai Food Bridge Students: Yifan Zhou, Connie Kwan, and Sydney Foster Faculty: Clark Llewellyn University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honorable Mention: Hongkou Hub – Sustainable Community Farming in Urban Shanghai Students: Wenzhu Li, Feifan Chen, Richard Robinson, and Bruce White Faculty: Clark Llewellyn University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honorable Mention: Shanghai Food Basket Students: Bingjie Li, An Guo, Angus Lin, and Janica Domingo Faculty: Clark Llewellyn University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Honorable Mention:Transcend Student: Allison Loth Faculty: Timothy Gray Ball State University
Category II: Open Winners
First Place:“W” for Will Students: Rui Li and Fei Hu Faculty: Fei Wang Syracuse University
Second Place: Hart Island Ossuary Student: Tatiana Estrina Faculty: Vincent Hui Ryerson University
Third Place: Urban Roots Students: Ashkan Radnia, Gavin Reeb, and Spencer Sparagna Faculty: Kyoung-Hee Kim and Liz McCormick University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Honorable Mention:Adaptive Infrastructures Student: Jacob Bodinger Faculty: Margarida Yin California Polytechnic State University
Honorable Mention: the HOODOO Students: Alena Nagornaia, Solanda Magnuson, Elitsa Vutova, and Amy Tang Faculty: Thomas Fowler and Kevin Dong California Polytechnic State University Partners: Leo Chow, FAIA, SOM & Mark Sarkisian, PE, SE, LEED, SOM
Honorable Mention:Pack Instinct Student: Imani Jackson Faculty: Erik Hemingway University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Honorable Mention:Fusion Student: Pablo Garcia Faculty: Christopher Welty Kennesaw State University
Honorable Mention: CDC 2.0 Student: Kade Brandon Faculty: Pasquale De Paola and Kevin Singh Louisiana Tech University
Honorable Mention: Incremental Architecture Students: Megan Gotsch and Philip Riazzi Faculty: David Franco, Daniel Harding, and Dustin Albright Clemson University
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), headquartered in Chicago, is a non-partisan, not-for-profit technical institute and trade association established in 1921 to serve the structural steel design community and construction industry in the United States. AISC’s mission is to make structural steel the material of choice by being the leader in structural-steel-related technical and market-building activities, including: specification and code development, research, education, technical assistance, quality certification, standardization, market development, and advocacy. AISC has a long tradition of service to the steel construction industry providing timely and reliable information. Visit www.aisc.org.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1912 to enhance the quality of architectural education. School membership in ACSA has grown from 10 charter schools to more than 200 schools in several membership categories. Through these schools, more than 4,500 architecture faculty are represented in ACSA’s membership. ACSA, unique in its representative role for professional schools of architecture, provides a major forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. Issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future are being examined today in ACSA member schools. Visit www.acsa-arch.org.
Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit association of over 200 member schools in several categories. These include full membership for all accredited programs in the United States and government-sanctioned schools in Canada, candidate membership for schools seeking accreditation, and affiliate membership for schools for two-year and international programs. Through these schools, over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented. In addition, over 300 supporting members composed of architecture firms, product associations and individuals add to the breadth of interest and support of ACSA goals.
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