Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

Dates for the MGMC 2020 will be announced in October 2019

For more information about MGMC please contact
Valeriya Kotova at vkotova@vlkarchitects.com

Houston, TX

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Ten High School students were presented with $13,250 in college tuition scholarships and $2,000 in UH Summer Discovery Program Scholarships at the Michael G. Meyers Student Design Competition & Scholarship Award Ceremony, Monday evening, May 6, 2019 at the Emancipation Park Cultural Center. Each year the competition is open to Houston area high school students and hosted by Architecture Center Houston in partnership with the Houston Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. This year’s competition received submissions from over 80 students from six high schools.

The architecture design competition emphasizes creative problem solving and graphic presentation. This year students were challenged to design a new mixed-use building in Third Ward next to Emancipation Park. They were given from January 26 to May 3 to design and complete their entries. To help the students learn basic architectural skills and understand the competition requirements the MGMC Committee hosted a competition workshop, a project site tour, and an interim project review. In previous years students have been asked to design an animal shelter, a soccer stadium, a high speed rail station and a theater.

Winning entries can be seen here

1st Place Group Entry
Katie Ellis
Dayson Rodriquez
Taylor Turner 
(The Woodlands High School)

2nd Place Group Entry
Adriana Haces (The Woodlands High School)
Emiliano Plaza (John Cooper High School)
Sebastian Plaza (John Cooper High School)

1st Place Individual Entry
Belen Reyna (The Guthrie Center)

2nd Place Individual Entry
Sasha Alexander (The Guthrie Center)

3rd Place Individual Entry
Camille Joubert (The Guthrie Center)


AIA Dedication to Architecture Scholarship Winner

The AIA Dedication to Architecture Scholarship is funded in part by a grant from AIA National. It is awarded to a senior who has displayed commitment and excellence in the competition over multiple years and has been accepted to an accredited architecture program for the upcoming fall semester.

Sasha Alexander, The Guthrie Center
Sasha will be attending Christopher C. Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma

Honorable Mentions

Director's Choice
Jude Olabi (The Guthrie Center)
Caleb Lira
Nicolas Garcia
Anton Carrera
(Robert Turner College & Career High School)
Ana Carrera
Adaly Guasso
Camila Ramos
(The Woodlands High School)

Brian Park
Thomas Cooper
(The Guthrie Center)

Building Model
Amado Rogel
Jalen Stokes
(Klein Forest High School)
Planning Process
Madelline Bethancourt
(The Guthrie Center)

Dates for the Michael G. Meyers Design Competition 2020 will be annouced in October 2019

University of Houston Wonderworks Summer Architecture Program
This summer program is an excellent opportunity to expand your interest and education in architecture.

For more information about the MGMC Design Competition contact Farid Dehghan at faridd@kirksey.com


MGMC 2019 Site Plan [PDF 42.28 KB]
MGMC 2019 Project Labels [PDF 19.05 KB]