2021 MGMC Online Student Workshop & Competition Kick-Off

Michael G Meyers Scholarship Competition

The competition is open to High School students from the Greater Houston area. Students and teachers are encouraged to attend the workshop and other program events.

Each student and teacher must register as individuals for the workshop.

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January 23, 2021
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Brought to you by the Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

The Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition will be fully online in 2021.

The 2021 competition program will be announced at the workshop.

An annual ideas competition with an emphasis on creative problem solving and graphic presentation, the Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition is sponsored by the Architecture Center Houston Foundation, the Houston Chapter of AIA and local architectural firms and affiliates. The Competition Committee hosts a workshop to help the students learn basic architectural design skills, understand the competition requirements and meet the client. Projects are due May 17, 2021 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony. All Houston area high school students are eligible to participate regardless of class affiliation or age. Students are requested to enter only once per year as either a member of a team or as an individual. Teachers and Counselors are encouraged to promote this scholarship competition.

We cram the entire first year of architecture school into three hours and introduce this year’s design program to students and teachers. Students work in small groups with architects on a series of architectural exercises.

Workshop Materials:
Start gathering your workshop and model building materials now. Be creative and look for things around your home. The materials listed below are only suggestions. Feel free to expand the list.

  • Several sheets of blank paper
  • Pens, pencils, different color markers
  • Scissors
  • Ruler or Scale
  • Magazines
  • Adhesives: Glue, tape, hot glue gun
  • Small to mid-sized boxes (shipping, cereal, etc)
  • Scrap cardboard
  • Paper and toilet paper rolls
  • Egg cartons
  • Materials used for packing electronics
  • Styrofoam
  • A piece of cardboard or poster board to use as a base for your model

Upcoming Events:
Project Site Tour
Saturday, February 27
10:00 am

Interim Project Review
Saturday, March 27

Projects Due
Friday, April 30

Awards Ceremony
Monday, May 17

For more information about the MGMC Design Competition contact Ignacio Perezanta at ignacio.perezanta@edi-international.com