Winners Revealed in AIA Atlanta’s 2017 High School Student Design Competition

ATLANTA, April 12, 2017 — The Atlanta chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Atlanta) and presenting sponsor YKK AP America Inc. together announced the winners of the 2017 High School Student Design Competition (HSSDC).

Now in its twelfth year, the competition featured beginner and advanced levels to accommodate students’ varying levels of experience. Winners were revealed on April 11, during the annual ceremony at the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Design. First, second and third place winners of the advanced level received scholarships of $2,000,
$1,000 and $500, respectively.

The 2017 jury featured John Busby, FAIA; Neil Isaiah Capangpangan; Sandy Cooper, AIA; Stanley Daniels, FAIA; Adam Lamb, AIA; Shaun Martin, AIA; Shelby Morris, AIA; Greg Mullin, AIA; Tony Rizzuto, PhD; Stuart Romm, AIA; Jereme Smith, AIA; Preston Stevens, FAIA; and Jamilla Walcott.

In addition to YKK AP America Inc., sponsors included the Georgia Tech College of Design, ABC Imaging, Cooper Carry, General Shale Brick, Inc., Marx|Okubo Associates and Sherwin-Williams.

Beginner Winners
1st     Eduardo Martinez    Jackson County Comprehensive High School
2nd   Rachel Bloom            Decatur High School
3rd    Adeline Andrew        Decatur High School
HM    Audrey Taylor            Jackson County Comprehensive High School
HM    Lauren Beatty           Jackson County Comprehensive High School
HM   Aaron Avery                Jackson County Comprehensive High School
Advanced Winners
1st    Jade Lefebvre           McIntosh High School
2nd  Kayley Beard             Alpharetta High School
3rd   William Conety         Jackson County Comprehensive High School
HM   Robert Hunter          Chattahoochee High School
HM   Jake Toohey             Chattahoochee High School
HM   Moritz Meditz           McIntosh High School
HM   Marc Alano                North Cobb High School

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.