Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

Join us for our annual awards ceremony on Friday April 28 at 6pm.

For more information about MGMC please contact Greg Benjamin at gbenjamin@zieglercooper.com

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2017 MGMC Competition Program
This year students are challenged to design the new home for Architecture Center Houston in the historic Market Square Main Street district in downtown Houston.

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 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.

MGMC 2017 Competition Program links are listed below.

2017 Competition Program
2017 Floor Plans & Site Maps
a link to a working CAD file is located below under Resources at the bottom of this page.
2017 Existing Cross Section of 902 Commerce
2017 Historic & Existing Condition Photos
Virtual Tour
Take a virtual tour of the existing conditions at 902 Commerce Street
Sustainable Design Strategies
2017 Workshop Presentation

This architecture introduction sumarizes the basic design skills required to complete the program and the elements of a successful presentation. Watch the videos from Section 5 of the presenation here.
Architecture Centers from Across the United States
Donna Kacmar's 4th  Year studio at the  University of Houston College  of Archtitecture and Design researched all the existing Architecture Centers in the United States. You can see a summary of their research in this report.

2017 Student Label
please complete the online registration form and attach a copy of the email confimation to each presentation board and your model. Groups should complete a separate registration form for each student.

Upcoming Events:

2017 Awards Ceremony
April 28, 2017
Architecture Center Houston

For more information about the MGMC Design Competition contact Greg Benjamin at gbenjamin@zieglercooper.com.