The competition has grown from the initial vision of the Architectural Engineering Institute Board with the hard work of Dr. Mohammed Ettouney and Dr. Amar Chaker in 2008 to develop a program and acquire funding. The Charles Pankow Foundation generously granted ASCE/AEI full funding for the first three years of the competition (beginning in 2010).
Winners of the 2017 AEI Student Design Competition were announced on April 13, at the awards banquet held during the AEI 2017 Conference, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma The Pennsylvania State University (Team 2) earned the top award for building integration. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Team 11), received special Innovation Awards in 1) Resiliency & Security, and 2) High Performance & WELL Buildings.
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's challenge was to address the design, integration, and construction issues that must be considered for the Texas Tech University Sports Performance Center, Lubbock, Texas.
A competition record of twenty-one teams registered for the 2017 competition. Eleven teams from seven 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!
The 2016 AEI Student Design Competition winners were announced during the awards banquet held at the AEI FORUM at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA, on Friday, April 1. Thirteen teams from eight different architectural engineering programs participated in the submittal portion of the competition. Seven teams were invited to present at the finals for the competition before a jury of twelve. Congratulations to all the winners!