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.
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!