HSDC '18

High School Design Competition

The High School Design Competition (HSDC) returns for a 13th year, inviting students from all over the state of Georgia!

HSDC ’18 features a beginner level for students in grades 9 and 10 with no or little architectural background, and advanced level for experienced students in grades 11 and 12.

Through HSDC, AIA Atlanta engages high school students in the design process and educates them about the possibilities of careers in architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry.

Registration is open Dec. 11, 2017, through Feb. 23, 2018.

Kickoff Meeting: Click here to attend the free kickoff meeting on January 20!

Presenting Sponsor

Download Program Brief
Kickoff Meeting – Jan. 20

AIA Atlanta will reveal winners of HSDC ’18 at the annual award ceremony in April. Prizes vary by competition level and, if applicable, group size. There is no cost to enter the competition.

Beginner Level

AIA Atlanta will recognize first, second and third place winners, along with honorable mentions. Winners will receive a special honor from AIA Atlanta, including tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia. Teachers of winners will also be recognized.

Advanced Level

AIA Atlanta will recognize first, second and third place winners, along with honorable mentions. The following prizes are awarded in the form of a scholarship to the college of the winner’s choice:

Individual Entry Group Entry (Split Evenly by Group Members)
1st: $1,200 1st: $1,200
2nd: $750 2nd: $750
3rd: $500 3rd: $500

Each year, nearly 200 students from across the state enter the HSDC, representing nearly 30 different high schools. The HSDC offers the opportunity for students to explore architecture, affording valuable knowledge that can be used in school and in their careers.

More importantly, the HSDC is a scholarship competition and sponsorships are critical to the program’s success. By partnering with us, you have a unique opportunity to both increase public awareness for your company and support our future architects, designers and engineers.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • 4 complimentary tickets to the award ceremony
  • Brief speaking opportunity at the award ceremony
  • Table to display marketing collateral and company signage
  • Logo recognition in press release and other media materials
  • Logo recognition in AIA Atlanta yearly Design Equilibrium publication
  • Logo recognition on AIA Atlanta’s HSDC webpage
  • Logo recognition in the HSDC ‘18 program brief sent to all Georgia high schools
  • Logo displayed during award ceremony presentation
  • Logo recognition on printed event programs and signage
  • Networking among parents, students, high school and university faculty, AIA architects and media representation

  • 2 complimentary tickets to the award ceremony
  • Name recognition in press release and other media materials
  • Logo recognition on AIA Atlanta’s HSDC webpage
  • Logo recognition on printed event programs and signage
  • Networking among parents, students, high school and university faculty, AIA architects and media representation

  • Name recognition on printed programs and signage
  • Networking among parents, students, high school and university faculty,  Atlanta chapter architects and media representation

Signup Form

Join us in congratulating winners of the 2017 competition! Visit our photo gallery to view photos from the award ceremony.

Beginner Level

Place Name High School
1st Eduardo Martinez Jackson County Comprehensive
2nd Rachel Bloom Decatur
3rd Adeline Andrew Decatur
HM Audrey Taylor Jackson County Comprehensive
HM Lauren Beatty Jackson County Comprehensive
HM Aaron Avery Jackson County Comprehensive

Advanced Level

Place Name High School
1st Jade Lefebvre McIntosh
2nd Kayley Beard Alpharetta
3rd William Conety Jackson County Comprehensive
HM Robert Hunter Chattahoochee
HM Jake Toohey Chattahoochee
HM Moritz Meditz McIntosh
HM Marc Alano North Cobb

A special thank you to the HSDC ’18 Committee

Jonathan Gould, AIA (Chair)

Aaron Albrecht, AIA

Adam Boswell

Missy Bower

William Carpenter, FAIA, PhD

Sean Fower, Assoc. AIA

Taylor French, AIA

Ian Hunter, AIA

Anya Khalo, AIA

Jennifer Kilpatrick, AIA

Adam Lamb, AIA

Andy Martin, AIA

Shelby Morris, AIA

Adam Parrish, AIA

Kirsten Reed, AIARich Reed, Assoc. AIA

Ian Reeves, AIA

David Southerland

Trevor Walker, AIA