AEI Student Design Competition

Omaha, Nebraska | April 5, 2018

Integration, Design, and Innovation

The Architectural Engineering Institute Student Design Competition (AEI SDC) highlights the collaboration of multi-disciplinary architectural engineering student teams, showcases the knowledge and application of design and construction principles to a real world project scenario, and prepares students for the realities of their chosen industry.

Watch the AEI 2018 Student Design Competition Finalist present their projects to the competition jury via LIVESTREAM video broadcast on Thursday, April 5, 2018 8:00 am - 4:30 CT.  https://www.streambyte.tv/aei-2018-student-design-competiton/

2018 WINNERS
Photos of the Winning Teams

 The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the winners of the 2018 AEI Student Design Competition on April 6, 2018. The winners were announced at the biennial AEI Forum 2018, hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.  The Pennsylvania State University earned the top award for building integration and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation – Disaster Response Planning. The Outstanding Achievement in Innovation – Enclosure was awarded to Lawrence Technological University.

The AEI Student Design Competition attracts the top architectural engineering students from the country's leading academic institutions offering architectural engineering degrees. The goal of the annual competition is to provide a unique venue for students to showcase the knowledge and skills of the future of the architectural engineering profession. The competition encourages collaboration, research, innovation, and peer review.  This year, students were challenged to address the design, integration, and construction issues associated with the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Omaha, NE.

This year eighteen teams registered for the 2018 competition. Eight teams from eight different architectural engineering programs participated in the submittal portion of the competition. Five teams were invited to present at the finals for the competition before a volunteer panel of practitioner jurors. Congratulations to all the winners!

Building Integration
Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
Runner Ups: Team 11, Lawrence Technological University

Construction Management and Development
Winner: Team 5, Kansas State
Runner Up: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University

Electrical Systems Design
Winner: Team 16, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Runner Up: Team 11, Lawrence Technological University

Mechanical Systems Design
Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
Runner Up: Team 3, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Structural Systems Design
Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
Runner Up: Team 3, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Special Award: Outstanding Achievement in Innovation - Disaster Response Planning
Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation - Enclosure
Winner: Team 11, Lawrence Technological University.

MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAMS
Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
Colleen Aydelotte, Holly Davia and Alexander Gubler (Construction); Nicole Stammer, Joshua Walker and Devon Nguyen (Electrical); Brianna Basile, Thomas Campbell and Mary Taylor (Mechanical); and Camille Stefani (Structural) and Faculty Advisor Ryan Solnosky

Team 3, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cody Largent, Marissa Gigantelli, Samantha Anderson (Electrical & Integration); Nick Lassek, Ben Prescott, Joshua Smrcina, Jonathan Ingram, (Mechanical & Integration); Anthony McWilliams, Taylor Philipps, Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi (Structural & Integration) and Faculty Advisor Clarence Waters

Team 5, Kansas State University
Jake Specht, Luke Knehans, and Carter Tobish (Construction & Integration); Casey Bertelsman, Katherine Clark, and Trevyn Sell (Mechanical, Electrical & Integration); Hunter Wheeler, Aoife Callanan, and Eduardo Moran (Structural & Integration) and Faculty Advisor Chris Ahern

Team 11, Lawrence Technological University
Sydney Kieler and Shai Bishop (Electrical); Kyle Dunneback (Construction); Samuel DeJonge and Corbin Patten (Integration); Jeffrey Dombrowski, Mistie Vaughan and Rachel Gendich (Mechanical); Megan Dixon and Michael O’Donohue (Structural) and Faculty Advisor Ralph Nelson

Team 16, The Milwaukee School of Engineering
Greg Lisowski (Construction & Integration); Holly Denfeld (Electrical, Construction & Integration); Alex Phillips (Electrical & Integration); Jake Landry, Mike Osep (Mechanical &Integration); Rachel Lynde, Deanna Engelmeyer, Max Morache, and Michelle VanBuskirk (Structural &Integration) and Faculty Advisor Chris Raebel

Student presenting her design at the 2016 AEI Student Design Competition

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