Welcome

The High School Design Competition (HSDC) is an annual program inviting students in grades 9-12 to learn about the design process and explore potential careers in design.

Each January, the HSDC committee announces a design prompt to which students will create a solution using their creativity and architectural knowledge. The competition features two levels, beginner and advanced, to appeal to students with different experience levels.

Winners are announced during an in-person ceremony in April, with those in the more challenging advanced competition receiving scholarships.

Presenting sponsor

Join the committee

AIA Atlanta is currently seeking adult volunteers to join the 2021 HSDC committee.

2019 winners

Beginner

1st
Javier Alvarez (Jackson County Comprehensive High School)

2nd
Keaton Tsepas Bucciero (Henry W. Grady High School)

3rd
Sewook Park (McIntosh High School)

Hon. Mention
Tate Smith (Henry W. Grady High School)

Hon. Mention
Sophia Norton (Decatur High School)

Hon. Mention
Zarin Tanisa (Lakeside High School)

Advanced – Individual

1st
Robert Hunter (Chattahoochee High School)

2nd
Dalton Bates (Union Grove High School)

3rd
Gregory Sweet (Union Grove High School)

Hon. Mention
Koan Roy-Meighoo (Decatur High School)

Hon. Mention
Patrick Duckett (North Cobb High School)

Hon. Mention
Senai Sahlzghi (North Cobb High School)

Hon. Mention
Jared Abrahamian (Union Grove High School)

Advanced – Group

1st
Katie Barry, Joseph Pressel (McIntosh High School)

2nd
Jaci Montalvo, Stephanie Valdes, Javier Pacheco (Berkmar High School)