Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

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Lauren Buffington, AIA at laurenb@kirksey.com

Houston, TX

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The 2022 Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition awarded $28,500 in scholarships to 8 Houston-area high school students. The jury and committee were impressed with the amount of consideration and time put into each application and appreciated the students' creative solutions to the 2022 design challenge. 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.

The MGMC design competition emphasizes creative problem solving and graphic presentation. This year students were challenged to design a mixed use market and work Co-op called "WeMo Market", located in the heart of the Montrose neighborhood and situated at the corner of Montrose Boulevard and Westheimer Road.

In previous years students have been asked to design an education center with a focus on sustainability, a community center, animal shelter, a soccer stadium, and a high-speed rail station.  The MGMC Committee hosted a competition workshop and a project site tour to help the students learn basic architectural skills and understand the competition requirements.


1st Place Individual Entry 
Verde Market
Amelia Nuzzo
The Guthrie Center


2nd Place Individual Entry
La Flor
Ashley Jauregui
The Guthrie Center


3rd Place Individual Entry
WeMo Market
Jackson Potter
The Guthrie Center


1st Place Group
WeMo Market
Martina Acin-Chediex, Trinity Curran, Anabella Perera
The Woodlands High School

2nd Place Group
WeMo Market
Rene Cerda and Leonel Figueroa
The Guthrie Center

AIA Dedication to Architecture Scholarship Winner
La Flor
Ashley Jauregui
The Guthrie Center

The AIA Dedication to Architecture Award is given 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.