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 to acquire funding. The Charles Pankow Foundation generously granted ASCE/AEI full funding for the first three years of the competition (beginning in 2010). After the Pankow grant ran its course, the competition has continued thanks to the generosity of corporate and individual sponsors. In 2019, the competition was re-branded as the AEI International Student Design Competition in recognition of its international reach.
This year five universities, The Pennsylvania State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Cincinnati, and Tennessee State University, competed in the 2022 International Student Design Competition (ISDC). The following winners were announced at the AEI Forum (held virtually) during the awards ceremony on Friday, April 8, 2022.
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This year four universities, University of Cincinnati, Kansas State University, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and The Pennsylvania State University, competed in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) International Student Design Competition (ISDC) on April 9. University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned first place honors in the Building Integration Systems and Mechanical Systems categories. The Pennsylvania State University won first place honors in the Construction, Electrical Systems, and Structural Systems categories. Additionally, University of Nebraska-Lincoln won two awards for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation, while The Pennsylvania State University won one award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation.
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Winners of the 2020 AEI International Student Design Competition (ISDC) were announced on April 22, 2020, during an Virtual Awards Ceremony, hosted by Jonathan U. Dougherty, Ph.D., Chair of the competition committee. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln earned the top award for Building Integration and the award for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for Wellness Hub, while the Pennsylvania State University won the Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for Building Envelope.
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Winners of the 2019 AEI Student Design Competition (SDC) were announced 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.
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Winners of the 2018 AEI Student Design Competition were announced on April 6, 2018, at the AEI Forum, 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. 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!