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2019 Award Winners

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the winners of the 2019 AEI Student Design Competition (SDC) on April 5, 2019 at the biennial AEI Conference 2019, hosted by the Pennsylvania State University. The Pennsylvania State University earned the top award for building integration and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln won the awards for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for: 1) Acoustics, and 2) Wood, Timber, Engineered Wood.

This year, the students were challenged to address the design, integration, and construction issues associated with The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts, at Hope College.

Eighteen teams registered for the competition. Seven teams from seven architectural engineering programs participated in the submittal portion of the competition, and four teams were invited to present at the finals for the competition before a volunteer panel of practitioner jurors. Congratulations to all the winners!

Results

  • Building Integration
    1st Place: The Pennsylvania State University 
    2nd Place:  Kansas State University
  • Construction Management and Development
    1st Place:  The Pennsylvania State University
    2nd Place:  Kansas State University
  • Electrical Systems Design
    1st Place:  The Pennsylvania State University
    2nd Place:  Kansas State University
  • Mechanical Systems Design
    1st Place:  The Pennsylvania State University;
    2nd Place:  Kansas State University
  • Structural Systems Design
    1st Place:  The Pennsylvania State University
    2nd Place:  University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Special Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Innovation – Acoustics
    Winner: University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Outstanding Achievement in Innovation – Wood, Timber, Engineered Wood
    Winner: University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Members of the Winning Teams

Team 1: The Pennsylvania State University

2019 AEI SDC Winners - The Pennsylvania State University
Front row, from left to right: Alissa Anselmo, Elena Gowdy, Kylie Scovern, Sierra Scott, Rebecca Brott; Back row, from left to right: Prof. Ryan Solnosky, Tanner DeCrapio, Eric Iavarone, Austin Heidelbaugh, Alex Gubler, Andrew Stanton, Prof. Moses Ling, Dr. Jonathan Dougherty (competition chair).

Team 5: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

2019 AEI SDC Winners - University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Front row, from left to right: Aisha Al Hashmi, Shamsa Al-Salami, Monica Houck, Sarah Drummey, Brooke Scherer, Dr. Ece Erdogmus, Rahil Al Jabri, Dr. Jonathan Dougherty (competition chair); Back row, from left to right: Gabriel Larsen, Prof. Todd Feldman, Lucas Dolezal, Austin Seagren, Jeffrey Thompson

Team 7: Kansas State University

2019 AEI SDC Winners - Kansas State University
Front row, from left to right: Jose Ramos, Kristen Graves, Katherine Benton, Brianna Mertens, Leah Collins; Back row, from left to right: Kris Koenig, Colton Fuller, Kyle Johnson, Tessa Davids, Sidney Kiser, Hannah Bartel, Prof. Derek Clements, and Dr. Jonathan Dougherty (competition chair).

Presentations

Team 1: The Pennsylvania State University

View the written submission (PDF)

Team 5: University of Nebraska–Lincoln

View the written submission (PDF)

Team 7: Kansas State University

View the written submission (PDF)

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