2011-12 Steel Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCED for 2011-12 AISC STUDENT DESIGN COMPETITION 
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the winners of the twelfth annual steel design student competition for the 2011-2012 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.


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JURORS
Culinary Arts College:
Carol Burns, Taylor & Burns Architects / Wentworth Institute of Technology
Erleen Hatfield, Buro Happold
Gerard Smulevich, Woodbury University

Open Category:
Ursula Emery McClure, Louisiana State University
Seung K. Ra, Oklahoma State University
Christine Theodoropoulos, Universtiy of Oregon

The jury selected three winners and multiple honorable mentions in each category. Click on the images below to view the project details:

CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
First Place | Second Place | Third Place | Honorable Mentions

CATEGORY II: OPEN
First Place | Second Place | Third Place | Honorable Mentions


CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE  
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
FIRST PLACE


Project Title: The Paris Market Lab
Faculty Sponsor: Jonathan Reich
Student: David Heck
School: California Polytechnic State University

Jury comments: This winning submission is a wonderful architectural expression of steel; where steel is both clearly used in the background and also as infill in the foreground. This design works well in its use of steel construction in Paris and within the contextual fabric to create provocative monumentality, like the Eiffel Tower’s example of a terrific use of steel. The project defines the simplistic reading of a collage, with a juxtaposition of a culinary arts college and a market. The presentation is subtle, seizing on the content block with overall subtlety in the design strategy.



   
     
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
SECOND PLACE

Project Title: Culinary Arts College
Faculty Sponsors: Jeff Krieger, David Ade, Jim Rowe, David Brawer, Kurt Raymond, Robert E. Nalls
Student: Eric Simon
School: Drexel University 

Jury Comments: This winning design submission’s use of a steel frame structure creates a permeable volume that fronts the public space. The project has a variety of scales, from super structure with floor plates, with a variation of structure, to an assortment of inside to outside spaces. The students clearly integrated steel structure and sustainable objectives. Though the design project is attached to elements of urban structure, it does not depend on them and has its own identity, making attachments without losing its own character. There are variations within the building allowing for its self-sufficient aspect while connecting two separate ends of the building.


   

   
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
THIRD PLACE


Project Title: Native American Culinary Arts Institute (NACAI)
Faculty Sponsor: Kevin Stevens
Student: Michael Markham
School: Louisiana Tech University

Jury Comments: This project is driven by the climate and landscape of the city of Phoenix with a clear response to the location. The building’s arrangement of two edges creates a void of an urban space plaza. The steel structure provides the project with perforated steel skin apertures; creating a pattern of shadows, evocative of the native culture. This aspect of light and shadow is an eloquent and pragmatic response.

   
     
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: ‘Futurist.Culinary.Matrix’
Faculty Sponsor: Keith Evan Green
Student: Jingjie Zhao
School: Clemson University

   
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: Culinary_Bridge
Faculty Sponsor: Thomas Fowler IV
Students: Jose Sanchez and Adam Strauss 
School: California Polytechnic State University 


   
     
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: Culinary Arts Institute of San Diego
Faculty Sponsor: Hussein Munaim
Students: Michael Knowlton, Forest Agnew, and Daniel Botten
School: NewSchool of Architecture and Design


   
     
CATEGORY I: CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: San Diego School of Culinary Arts
Faculty Sponsor: Hussein Munaim
Students: Kyle Duvernay, Ian Patzke, and Siah Afrasiabi
School: NewSchool of Architecture and Design


   
     
     
OPEN CATEGORY    
CATEGORY II: OPEN
FIRST PLACE


Project Title: Kansas City Soccer Training Center
Faculty Sponsor: Kent Spreckelmeyer
Student: Dan DeWeese
School: University of Kansas

Jury Comments: This winning submission has a comprehensible structure, good details, clear program, and truthful intention, with a focus of trying to illustrate an idea all the way through design from beginning to end. The steel is configured to create tectonic spaces using honeycomb geometry, which will allow the building to become the branding element linking the soccer stadium to the architectural hexagon shapes. The long span space is well defined by the material parti and emphasizes the soccer motif. 



   
     
CATEGORY II: OPEN
SECOND PLACE


Project Title: Landscape: Rehabilitation Research Center
Faculty Sponsor: Roman Montoto
Student: Jason Allred
School: University of Idaho

Jury Comments: This project has terrific integration of site with the tectonic of the building. It is intriguing to see how the land and structure work together to create the overall character. The structural characters of the long span elements are evocative of agriculture sprinklers. The delicate and light filled frames take advantage of steel’s lightness and the project expression. The submission has a clear complexity of design while preserving a clarity of program.


   
     
CATEGORY II: OPEN
THIRD PLACE


Project Title: [Re]Purposed
Faculty Sponsor: Eric Olsen and Gerard Smulevich
Students: Teagan Castellon and Brian Diaz
School: Woodbury University

Jury Comments: This project is innovative in adaptively reusing old refinery parts of drums and plates. The form and design of the project is clearly expressed with reflections to the refinery. The design also illustrates a sensitivity to selected environmental conditions, and this sensitivity appears to permeate major formal decisions. The submission is evocative with a floating quality, over the water. Cantilevered design elements have a delicate, subtle quality reflective of the behavior of the structure. Local aesthetics were taken into consideration with the deep porch condition as the adaptation of an existing building type. All in all, an ethereal project.


   
     
CATEGORY II: OPEN
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: Cartesia: Bridging Pertinent Space
Faculty Sponsor: Gil Snyder
Students: Andrew Coenen and Connor Fischer
School: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 


   
     
CATEGORY II: OPEN
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: INTERTWINE: An Energy Resource Machine & Wildlife
Habitat for Maldives
Faculty Sponsor: Sinisha Brdar
Students: Marilina Cianci and Yekaterina Artemchuk
School: McGill University


   
     
CATEGORY II: OPEN
HONORABLE MENTION


Project Title: Multi-Functional Urban Connectivity

Faculty Sponsor: Camilo Rosales
Student: Fabio Segre
School: Florida International University


   


For more information on the ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition Winners, visit www.aisc.org/studentdesign.       



FOR MORE INFORMATION
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Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
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Washington, DC 20006
Tel: 202.785.2324
email: eellis@acsa-arch.org