Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

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The 2023 Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition awarded $43,000 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 2023 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 community center for youth in the area. The center would become a spot that encourages positive recreational activities in the Magnolia Park community.

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
The Clover Center
Jackson Potter
The Guthrie Center
Stratford High School


2nd Place Individual Entry and the AIA Dedication to Architecture Award
Ana Martinez
The Guthrie Center
Spring Woods High School


3rd Place Individual Entry
The Hive
Amelia Nuzzo
The Guthrie Center
Memorial High School


4th Place Individual Entry
Bello Centro Community Youth Center
Kevin Urbina
The Guthrie Center
Spring Woods High School


1st Place Team Entry
La Rosa De Las Oportunidades
Leonel Figueroa and Josef York
The Guthrie Center
Memorial High School


2nd Place Team Entry
MAYCAM Youth Center
Mayar Badi and Cameron Kennedy
The Guthrie Center
Westchester Academy for International Studies