HSDC '18

Jury deliberation video

The High School Design Competition (HSDC) is an annual program welcoming students from all over the state of Georgia.

HSDC features an introductory level for individuals in grades 9 and 10 with no or little architectural background, and advanced level for experienced individuals (or groups) in grades 11 and 12.

The 2018 competition was the biggest to date, with more than 200 submissions from 20 schools. Through HSDC, AIA Atlanta engages high school students in the design process and educates them about the possibilities of careers in architecture and design.

View photos from the 2018 Awards Night here >

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Winners were revealed on April 17, 2018, during a ceremony hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Design. Awards were bestowed as follows:

Introductory Level

  • First: Megan Janssen; Decatur High School
  • Second: Samuel Amick; Decatur High School
  • Third: Brian Lopez; Collins Hills High
  • Honorable mention: Ewan Pritchard; Decatur High School
  • Honorable mention: Jacob Ocasio; McIntosh High School

Individual Advanced Level

  • First: Jared Abrahamian; Union Grove High School
  • Second: Trey Cruz; Union Grove High School
  • Third: Robert Hunter; Chattahoochee High School
  • Honorable mention: Abbie Cook; Union Grove High School
  • Honorable mention: Eric Twilley; Chattahoochee High School

Group Advanced Level

  • First: Walker Barrett and Ryan McBride; McIntosh High School
  • Second: Nikol Lazarov, Max Pakula and Campbell Wellham; Wheeler High School
  • Third: Oscar Cleveland, Julian Daniel and Hank Stocke; Decatur High School
  • Honorable mention: Cameron Blake, Eduardo Martinez and Ricardo Martinez; Jackson County High School

Meet the Committee

Aaron Albrecht, AIA

Missy Bower

Rob Craig, AIA

Jonathan Gould, AIA

Anya Khalo, AIA

Adam Lamb, AIA

Adam Parrish, AIA

Andy Martin, AIA

Eric Moritz

Kirsten Reed

Rich Reed, AIA

Trevor Walker, AIA

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