AIA Atlanta Announces 2017 High School Student Design Competition

ATLANTA, March 13, 2017 — AIA Atlanta, with presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc., announces the 12th Annual High School Student Design Competition (HSSDC).

The competition aims to engage students in the design process and educate them about the possibilities of careers in architecture. HSSDC features beginner and advanced levels to
accommodate varying levels of experience. “YKK AP is pleased to support AIA Atlanta in such an inspiring initiative that gives high school students an engaging and fun platform to develop their design skills and showcase their talent,” said President Oliver Stepe. “We continue to be amazed at the level of technical and creative skill displayed in the competition as many of these students will go on to shape the future of architecture.”

Winners will be revealed on April 11, during the annual HSSDC award ceremony at the Georgia Tech College of Design. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners of the advanced level will receive scholarships in the amounts of $2,000, $1,000 and $500, respectively. Admission is free for students, parents and teachers, and $10 for general public. Register online at

About AIA Atlanta
With more than 1,700 members in Metro Atlanta, AIA Atlanta is a professional organization advocating for architects, designers and students. AIA Atlanta offers an array of programs and
events including continuing education, local advocacy and networking, helping raise awareness for the built environment and the value of great design.

About YKK AP America Inc.
YKK AP America Inc. manufactures entrances, storefronts, curtain walls, window walls, sunshades, windows and sliding doors for office buildings, residential high-rises, schools, stadiums, shopping centers and institutional structures. All building products are manufactured in Dublin, Georgia, in ISO 14001 certified facilities that operate in a sustainable manner by reducing pollution and waste. The company is also recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy for Exceptional Leadership in Industrial Energy Efficiency. YKK AP America is based in Austell, Georgia, and is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan.