HSDC '18

High School Design Competition

AIA Atlanta and presenting sponsor YKK AP America, Inc. congratulate the winners of the 14th Annual High School Design Competition.

The annual competition returns in 2020 for its 15th year, welcoming students from all over the state of Georgia. Participation is completely free. HSDC offers an introductory level for individuals in grades 9 and 10 with no or little architectural background, and an advanced level for experienced students in grades 11 and 12.

Presenting Sponsor


Advanced – Group

  • 1st: Katie Barry, Joseph Pressel (McIntosh High School)
  • 2nd: Jaci Montalvo, Stephanie Valdes, Javier Pacheco (Berkmar 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)


  • 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)


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A special thank you to our HSDC committee:

Aaron Albrecht, AIA

Adam Boswell, PE

Missy Bower

Sean Fowler

Jonathan Gould, AIA

Jennifer Kilpatrick, AIA

Kirsten Reed, RA

Trevor Walker, AIA

Robert Woodhurst, AIA