Michael G. Meyers Committee Happy Hour
August 19, 2020
Brought to you by the Michael G. Meyers Design Competition
Become a part of the Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition Committee and join us for a Virtual Happy Hour to celebrate the work of last year’s committee and to kick off the 2021 competition. Committee members will share past experiences and give an overview of the program. We will kick off the season on Wednesday, August 19 at 6pm on ZOOM. RSVP here.
The annual scholarship competition, sponsored by Architecture Center Houston Foundation and AIA Houston, is an ideas competition with an emphasis on creative problem solving and graphic presentation. In previous years students have been asked to design an education center with a focus on sustainability, mixed-use building in the Third Ward, an animal shelter and many other challenging projects. The committee chooses the project, writes the program, raises the funds for the scholarships, and hosts a series of events to help the students learn basic architectural design skills and understand the competition requirements.
I really like sustainable designs and biomimicry, and this program gave me an opportunity to execute such designs. Not only is this beneficial scholarship wise, but I learned applications for life and a snippet of what college is like. I am planning to do Environmental Design at University of Houston.
Kirsten Angela Reyes (2020 MGMC 1st Place Individual Entry)
2020 Michael G. Meyers Competition (MGMC) Scholarship Winners can be viewed here.
Planning begins in the Fall, the program kicks off in January with student events and fundraising, and wraps up with an awards ceremony and exhibit in late Spring.
If you are unable to join us for the happy hour, but are interested in joining. Contact MGMC Committee Chair Ignacio Perezanta.