Nine years ago, the Maryland chapter of the AIA started the Student Design Awards in an effort to recognize exceptional work in the academic community, and create camaraderie with the architectural organization. The projects are given out in conjunction with the Design Awards program, which honors work by professionals.
To be eligible, students need to be enrolled in an architectural program at either a community college, college, or university in the state; or be Maryland residents and enrolled in a program elsewhere within the same academic year.
The jury bestowed awards and citations to 12 architecture students and student teams, chosen out of a total of 65 submissions. The six categories for include beginning design and upper level design for graduate students; beginning design and upper level design for undergraduate students; and hand delineation and design project for community college students.
Each winning student or student team received a $500 cash prize given out by Scott Knudson, AIA, president of AIA Maryland.
To see all of AIA Maryland's Design Awards, go to ARCHITECT's Project Gallery.
Graduate / Beginning Design
Baltimore Institute for Ecological Economics, Baltimore, by Karina Perez-Ayalde and Austin Raimond at the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Aqua Terra, Annapolis, Md., by Lili Mundroff and Michelle Bennett at the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Graduate / Upper Level Design
The Crossing: Growing Connected Communities, New Orleans, La., by Sofia Weller, Ashley Grzywa, Sebastian Dern, Patrick Reed and Daniel Moreno-Holt at the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Regenerative Urban Ecology, Baltimore, by Adam Chamy, Valerie Sherry and Michael Sisson at the University of Maryland, School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
Undergraduate / Beginning Design
Woodland Cemetary Visitor's Center, Clemson, SC, by Patrick Danahy at Clemson University
Undergraduate / Upper Level Design
The Beanstalk Market, Baltimore, by Prince Langley at Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning
BI/ARCH: West Baltimore Community Center, Baltimore, by Akane Bessho at the Maryland Institute College of Art
Folded Duality, Baltimore, by Bryan Asson at Morgan State University, School of Architecture + Planning
Community College / Hand Delineation
A City to Remember, Vaticay City, by Dan Lorenzana at Anne Arundel Community College
Community College / Design Project
Hidden Lake Trail Hostel, West Glacier, Mont., by Dimitrios Zoulis and Samuel Scardefield at Anne Arundel Community College
Hawaii Volcano National Park Trail Hostel, Hawaii, by Michelle Sowder and George Betty at Anne Arundel Community College