Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

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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.

1st Place Individual Group - 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). Special thanks to AIA National Matching Scholarship Program, which help to support this scholarship award. 

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

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


AIA Dedication to Architecture Scholarship Winner
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)

Honorable Mention - Presentation - Caleb Lira, Nicolas Garcia, Anton Carrera
(Robert Turner College & Career High School)

Honorable Mention - Sustainability - Ana Carrera, Adaly Guasso, Camila Ramos
(The Woodlands High School)

Honorable Mention - Sketches - Brian Park and Thomas Cooper (The Guthrie Center)

Honorable Mention - Building Model - Amado Rogel and Jalen Stokes (Klein Forest High School)

Honorable Mention - Planning Process - Madelline Bethancourt (The Guthrie Center)