Michael G. Meyers Design Competition

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The 2024 Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition awarded $49,000 in scholarships to 10 Houston-area high school students and recoginzed 14 student projects as Honorable Mentions. 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.


Best Design Narrative
Nexus Steam Center

Harrison Brooks, Daniel Houston and Cyrus Pepper
The Guthrie Center
Stratford High School

Most Sustainable & Resilient
The Brainstorm

Angelina Salel
The Guthrie Center
Stratford High School

Best Technical Drawings
The Flow of Art

Deina Alpirez
New Caney High School

Best Site/Programming
Modulus Steam Research Center

Samuel Murphree
Guthrie Center
Stratford HIgh School

Best Architectural Model
The F.A.I.R. (Fine Arts In Review)

Avery Elkins
Houston Christian High School

Best Visual Renderings
The Artisan Web

Abraham Rajput
Klein Oak High School

Best Architectural Sketching
Stairwell S.T.E.A.M. Building

Aaron Lopez
Guthrie Center
Spring Woods High School

Best Visual Presentation
Galileo Library
Erely Flores
Summer Creek High School

Best Form
Aristall Stem Center

Noor Almuttairi & Jackson Stallings 
Guthrie Center
Stratford High School

Best Design Concept
Cascadia Steam Center

Garrett Dragan & Angela Sanchez
Guthrie Center
Stratford High School & Spring Woods High School