Miami Architecture Students Win Top Awards

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Miami Architecture students take 1st, 3rd, and Honorable Mention in the American Institute of Architects Ohio Student Design Competition.


Miami Architecture students garnered three of the top awards in this year's American Institute of Architects (AIA) Ohio Student Design Competition. Md Abdul Kader took 1st Place for his St. Louis Amazon Headquarters project (Craig Hinrichs, instructor); a team of Brian Hicks, Emily Waldinger, and John Knauft took 3rd Place for their project Addition to Westcott House Center (John Reynolds, instructor); and Nazia Tarannum won an Honorable Mention for her project Rethinking Urban Voids (Gerardo Brown-Manrique, Diane Fellows, and Raffi Tomassian, thesis committee). Students competed against entries from the accredited Architecture programs across the state and received monetary awards from the AIA.

The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards program focuses on high quality, innovative design responses. This program allows students to submit any school project they have worked on during the past academic year, including projects completed outside of the classroom setting (e.g., competitions). The students, in addition to their images, submitted a 100-150 word statement of their process and conceptual approach.

Winning entries will be recognized at the AIA Ohio Convention in Toledo on October 4-6, 2018.