Welcome to the 2021

High School Design Competition

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Welcome to the 2021 High School Design Competition (HSDC) by AIA Atlanta. For the last 16 years, the competition has created opportunities for Georgia high school students to immerse in fundamental architecture concepts and learn skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

HSDC focuses on 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 accommodate students with different experience levels. Winners are announced during a special ceremony in April, with those in the more challenging advanced competition receiving scholarships.

Below, find the competition prompt, important deadlines, and the registration form.

Presenting Sponsor

Dates and downloads

Programs

Beginner
Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Advanced
Community Center

Deadlines

Register by
Friday, February 26, 2021

Submit by
Friday, March 26, 2021

Downloads

Program Brief
Site Collateral

Register

Submit your project

Submit Your Project

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)