AEI Student Design Competition

Omaha, Nebraska | April 5, 2018

Awards

First and second place winners will be awarded in the integration category. Additionally, first and second place winners will be awarded in each of the discipline specific, technical categories: construction, lighting/electrical, mechanical, and structural.

Innovation awards were awarded to the teams that best address the challenges presented in the 2018 Competition Challenge. The Innovation awards are at the jury’s discretion and are not tied to any particular technical category.

2018 Winners

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 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

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


Outstanding Achievement in Innovation - Enclosure

MEMBERS OF THE WINNING TEAMS

Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University

Team 2, The Pennslyvania State University
Pictured from Left to Right, Front Row: Holly Davia; Bri Basile; Mary Taylor; Camille Stefani;  Craig Dubler (Faculty Advisor). Back row: Jonathan Dougherty (SDC Chair); Colleen Aydelotte; Josh Walker; Tom Campbell; Nicole Stammer; Ryan Solnosky (Faculty Advisor); Moses Ling (Penn State Professor).

Team 3, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Team 3, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Pictured from Left to Right, Front Row: Marissa Gigantelli; Samantha Anderson; Jonathan Ingram. Back Row: Jonathan Dougherty (SDC Chair); Nicholas Lassek; Sultan Al-Ruzaiqi; Anthony McWilliams; Cody Largent; Clarence Waters (Faculty Advisor).

Team 5, Kansas State University

Pictured from Left to Right, Front Row: Katherine Clark; Aoife Callanan; Casey Bertelsman; Trevyn Sell. Back Row: Jonathan Dougherty (SDC Chair); Jake Specht; Eduardo Moran-Puentes; Chris Ahern (Faculty Advisor); Carter Tobisch; Luke Knehans; Hunter Wheeler.

Team 11, Lawrence Technological University

Pictured: Sydney Kieler and Shai Bishop; Kyle Dunneback; Samuel DeJonge; Corbin Patten; Jeffrey Dombrowski, Mistie Vaughan; Rachel Gendich; Megan Dixon; Michael O’Donohue); Jonathan Dougherty (SDC Chair); Filza Walters (Professor); Ralph Nelson (Faculty Advisor).

Team 16, The Milwaukee School of Engineering

Pictured from Left to Right, Front Row: Jonathan Dougherty (SDC Chair); Max Morache; Michelle VanBuskirk; Alex Phillips; Chris Raebel (Faculty Advisor). Back Row: Jake Landry; Gregory Lisowksi; Holly Denfield; Michael Osep.

View All 2017 and 2016 Winners

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