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. 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 2024 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 an education lab based off of students knowledge of STEAM. The building’s main program was based off 1 (one) of the letters from the Acronym STEAM.

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
Spark Center

Mayar Badi
The Guthrie Center
Westchester Academic International Studies

2nd Place Individual Entry & AIA Dedication to Architecture Award
The Myers Steam Center

Paige Koehn
The Guthrie Center
Memorial High School 
Ms. Koehn will be attending University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture in the Fall.

3rd Place Individual Entry
Silos Studio

Topher McCord
St. John's School

1st Place Group Entry

Apolonio Jacobo and Edwin Vasquez
Porter High School

2nd Place Group Entry
Project STEAM

Addison Teixeira, Breanna Allen, Amelie Bustamante Castillo
The Guthrie Center
Stratford High School and Spring Woods High School