Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

Projects are due at Architecture Center Houston on Friday April 25 by 5pm.

Awards Ceremony will be held at Architecture Center Houston on Friday May 2 at 6pm.

For more information about MGMC please contact Melika Mirzakhani at melikam@kirksey.com.

Architecture Center Houston
315 Capitol, Suite 120
Houston, TX 77002

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MGMC Awards Ceremony

April 26, 2013

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. This year students are challenged to design an academic building for the Rice University Campus. The Competition Committee hosts a series of events to help the students learn basic architectural design skills and understand the competition requirements. Projects are due in April and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Architecture Center Houston. 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.

2014 Competition Program and Resources

MGMC 2014 Competition Program: #college2020mgmc
2014 Competition Program Presentation 
this is the detailed 2014 program presentation from the Student Workshop
2014 Site Plan
2014 Site in context of Rice Campus
A CAD file of the site can be downloaded from the Resources section at the bottom of this page
Sustainable Design Strategies
2014 Student Label
please attach a copy of this completed label to each presentation board and your model

2014 Competition Dates

Teacher Workshop
Saturday October 26, 2013
9:00am - Noon
Kirksey Architecture

Student Workshop/Competition Kick-Off
Saturday January 18, 2014
8:00am - 1:00pm
Kirksey Architecture
Click here to see the student workshop design presentation and exercises.
Follow this link to a short video featuring Sam Mockbee talking about sketching.

2014 Project Site Tour
Saturday February 1, 2014
9:00 - 11:00am
Rice University
meets at Lovett Hall (click here to see a campus map)
please RSVP to melikam@kirksey.com

Interim Review
Saturday March 8, 2014
9:00am - Noon
Kirksey Architecture

Projects Due at ArCH
Friday April 25, 2014
Architecture Center Houston

Awards Ceremony
Friday May 2, 2014
Architecture Center Houston

For more information about the MGMC Design Competition contact Melika Mirzakhani at melikam@kirksey.com.

Check out pictures of the 2013 winners in the gallery below.
Photographs by Shau Lin / Slyworks Photography.


CAD file of 2014 site plan [DWG 992.91 KB]
2014 Site Plan [PDF 101.90 KB]
2014 Student Label [PDF 146.25 KB]