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2017 Award Winners

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!

  • Building Integration
    Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
    Runner-Up: Team 11, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Structural Systems Design
    Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University 
    Runner-Up: Team 13, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Mechanical Systems Design
    Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University 
    Runner-Up: Team 11, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Electrical Systems Design
    Winner: Team 11, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Runner-Up: Team 13, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Construction Management and Development
    Winner: Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University 
    Runner-Up: Team 13, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Innovation in Resiliency & Security
    Winner: Team 11, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Innovation in High Performance & WELL Buildings
    Winner: Team 11, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Members of the Winning Teams

  • Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University
    Jared Baughman (team leader), Giovanni Esposito, Lee Benzel, Bryanna Wilson, Angela Peretti, Jessica Smith, Alec Broniszewski, Joe Hacker, Rebecca McGowan, Lauren Boyle, and faculty advisor Ryan Solnosky.
  • Team 11, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Danielle Passaglia (team leader), Dana Anderson, Joseph Crowe, Justin Moench, Jon Bergren, Mark Wilder, Nicholas Garaycochea, Zachary Larsen, Tyler Jorgensen, David Repair and faculty advisor Clarence Waters
  • Team 13, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
    Margaret Findall (team leader), Matt Capoun, Ryan Duren, Grady Henrichs, Emily Kadavy, Kevin McIntyre, Mark Niechwiadowicz, Eric Roberts, Sam Schlecht, Kevin Seton, and faculty advisor Clarence Waters.

View all Past Competition Winners

Presentations

Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University

Building Integration, Structural Systems Design, Mechanical Systems Design, and Construction Management and Development

View the written submission (PDF)


Team 11, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Electrical Systems Design, Innovation in Resiliency & Security, and Innovation in High Performance & Well Buildings

View the written submission (PDF)

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