Winners of CCCAP Student Design Competition 2018

July 18, 2018 | Design Competitions

The winners of the fourth annual CCCAP Student Design Competition 2018 were announced at the CCCAP Conference NYC 2018 on June 23rd, 2018.  Applicants were restricted to 1st or 2nd year of architecture studies at community college architecture programs or four-year programs. Prize money was awarded to the top three winners.

The competition project was a Visitor Center for the Joshua Tree National Park in Twenty-Nine Palms, California. The designs were to communicate the significance of Joshua Tree National Park and the surrounding desert environment through the architectural form and the educational components of the exhibits. Emphasis on sustainability through materials and energy efficiency were important.

Students participated either as part of their academic studio or as an independent project.

The jury included three architects from AIA Philadelphia. 

George L. Claflen Jr, FAIA who is Principal-in-Charge at CA Claflen Associates, Architects and Planners

Kelly Vresilovic, AIA LEED AP who is Partner at CaVA Architects llp

Paul Thompson, AIA who is a Principal Emeritus at BLUPATH, Inc

Our judges have drawn on their varied backgrounds as they evaluated the projects and have made their final selections. The winning projects are examples of the strong skills that beginning students are developing in community college and university architecture programs.

All of the entries will be displayed on our website at in August 2018.

First Place:           

Mark Davis, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD., Professor Michael Ryan

Second Place:       

Brian Helfer, Morgan State University, Baltimore MD, Professor Adam Bridge

Third Place:

Ana Paez + Edwardo Palleres, Southwestern College, Chula Vista, CA, Professor Eric Johnson

For further information, please contact Randy Steiner, AIA at [email protected].

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