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2018 Award 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-Up: 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

2018 AEI SDC Winner - Penn State
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

2018 AEI SDC Winner - UNL
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

2018 AEI SDC Winner - Kansas
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

2018 AEI SDC Winner - LTU
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

2018 AEI SDC Winner- MSOE
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.

Presentations

Team 2, The Pennsylvania State University

Building Integration, Mechanical Systems Design, Structural Systems Design, and the Special Award: Outstanding Achievement in Innovation - Disaster Response Planning

View the written submission (PDF)

 

Team 5, Kansas State

Construction Management and Development

View the written submission (PDF)

 

Team 16, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Electrical Systems Design

View the written submission (PDF)

 

Team 11, Lawrence Technological University

Outstanding Achievement in Innovation - Enclosure

View the written submission (PDF)

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