For Immediate Release

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

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

HM

HM

HM

Name

Eduardo Martinez

Rachel Bloom

Adeline Andrew

Audrey Taylor

Lauren Beatty

Aaron Avery

High School

Jackson County Comprehensive

Decatur

Decatur

Jackson County Comprehensive

Jackson County Comprehensive

Jackson County Comprehensive

 

Advanced Winners

Place

1st

2nd

3rd

HM

HM

HM

HM

Name

Jade Lefebvre

Kayley Beard

William Conety

Robert Hunter

Jake Toohey

Moritz Meditz

Marc Alano

High School

McIntosh

Alpharetta

Jackson County Comprehensive

Chattahoochee

Chattahoochee

McIntosh

North Cobb

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. is a technology-oriented manufacturer of commercial façade systems and residential doors and windows. With every finished good, we push the boundaries in next generation manufacturing and create value for architectural applications. Driven by a desire to provide exceptional service in our markets, YKK AP America builds upon our foundation of advanced engineering, vertically integrated manufacturing, and customer focus to deliver the highest level of quality at a competitive price. Headquartered in Austell, Ga., all building products are manufactured in our world-class production facilities located in Dublin, GA. and Macon, GA. YKK AP America Inc. is a subsidiary of YKK Corporation of America, whose parent company is global manufacturer YKK Corporation of Japan.

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