VLK Architects Judge Innovative Student Designs at Regional TSA Competition
Houston, Texas – VLK Architects’ Brad Ewing, Angel Rivera, Associate AIA, and Krista Thomas served as judges for the Brazos Valley Technology Student Association (TSA) Contest held at the Cy-Fair Telge Ag Exhibit Center on Thursday, March 10. Middle and high school students from across the region were invited to submit projects that span over ten major categories. Students competed at the Regional TSA Competition in hopes of earning the opportunity to represent Texas at the State level. Most participants are currently enrolled in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs and VLK’s team of judges were responsible for scoring all the submissions within the architectural division. “We saw some great examples of architectural drafting, rendering, sketching, 3D modeling, and physical wood building models,” said Ewing. “We enjoyed seeing the work of these young minds, and how they interpret architectural design before being taught at a collegiate level. The students who participated, showcased how advanced architectural programs have become in the State of Texas.” This was a great opportunity for VLK Architects to support future architects and designers. For both Krista Thomas and Angel Rivera, Associate AIA, it had a much greater meaning because they both participated in the same competition when they were in high school. “The high level of work we saw today speaks to the amount of talented students and teachers we have in our region,” said Rivera. “I believe it's important take time to support and mentor our students,” said Thomas. “Winning an award at a regional competition could be that extra push a student needs to pursue their dream career, just as it did for me."