The competition recognizes five exceptional projects that demonstrate how community centers, both indoor and outdoor gathering spaces can be used for education, recreation, networking events and more. The program challenged students to use concrete masonry products as the primary material in the design of a state-of-the-art Community Commons for gathering, play and shelter.
The jurors chose First, Second, and Third place winners, along with two Honorable Mentions. Listed below are the names of the recipients, their project titles, and their faculty sponsor(s):
First Place: CMU Park Students: Siwei Su & Jiaqui Xu Faculty Sponsor: Clark Llewellyn Collaborators: Ferdinand Johns, Stephen Huh & Marion Fowlkes University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Second Place:Fifth Ward Haven Students: Ava Chen, Yifei Zhang, Zee Zeng, Alejandra Lezcano & Michael Zhong Faculty Sponsor: Jesus Vassallo Rice University
Third Place: Mechanica Student: Payton Rohrbaugh Faculty Sponsor: Margaret McManus Savannah College of Art and Design
Honorable Mention:Nova Commons Students: Victoria Cheung, Eldar Latif & Fairuz Sowma Faculty Sponsors: Robert Holton, Kristopher Palagi & Tara Street Louisiana State University
Honorable Mention:A Tale of Two Mountains Student: Joshua Yarbrough Faculty Sponsor: Marika Snider University of Memphis
See renderings of the projects and get more information HERE.
The winning projects were chosen by a panel of distinguished jurors:
Niloufar Emami, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Robin Planas Casado, Universidad de Puerto Rico Marcus Shaffer, Pennsylvania State University
About NCMA FDN National Concrete Masonry Association Education & Research Foundation (NCMA FDN) is the champion of producers, suppliers, builders, contractors, architects, engineers and more, all over North America and the globe. The mission of the NCMA Foundation is to advance and support the concrete masonry and hardscape industry through research and educational programs designed to meet the future needs of the industry. They unites, supports, and represents the producers and suppliers of concrete masonry systems – including concrete masonry, segmental concrete pavements, manufactured stone veneer, segmental retaining walls, and other hardscape systems. For more information, visit www.ncma.org/foundation.
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Founded in 1912 by 10 charter members, ACSA is an international association of architecture schools preparing future architects, designers, and change agents. Our membership includes all of the accredited professional degree programs in the United States and Canada, as well as international schools and 2- and 4-year programs. Together ACSA schools represent some 7,000 faculty educating more than 40,000 students.
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