Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

For more information about MGMC please contact
Lauren Buffington, AIA at laurenb@kirksey.com

Houston, TX

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WeMo Market

As population density increases in the Houston area, the risk of "food deserts" rises with it. This means that access to markets with fresh & healthy food options becomes limited. As such, a site located in a densely populated area presents an opportunity to combat the growth of food deserts while simultaneously fulfilling other business needs. Therefore, this year, the design solution for the MGMC is to create a new mixed use market and work Co-op called "WeMo Market".

This mixed use market will be located in the heart of the Montrose neighborhood, situated at the corner of Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer Road.

The Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition is an annual event sponsored by Architecture Center Houston Foundation, AIA Houston, and local architectural firms and affiliates. This is an ideas competition with an emphasis on creative problem solving and graphic presentation.

All Houston area high school students are eligible to participate regardless of class affiliation or age. Entrants are requested to enter only once per year as a member of a team or as an individual. Teachers and Counselors are encouraged to promote this scholarship competition.

The 2022 MGMC Program and Description Guidelines can be seen here.
The 2022 MGMC Site Plan PDF and DWG Files. 

Student & Teacher Workshop
Saturday, January 22
9am-1pm
Architecture Center Houston
902 Commerce St, 77002
Workshop Registration is Closed. If you are interested in participating in the competition, please contact jennifer@aiahouston.org

Project Site Tour
Saturday, February 26
10:00 am
Location: La Colombe d'Or Hotel, 3410 Montrose Blvd, 77006
​Register Here

Interim Project Review
Saturday, March 26
10am-Noon
Architecture Center Houston,
902 Commerce St, 77002

Projects Due
Friday, April 29, 6pm
Students and teachers may start delivering projects on April 26. 
Architecture Center Houston,
902 Commerce St, 77002

Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 5
6:00pm
Architecture Center Houston,
902 Commerce St, 77002