Sunday, April 23, 2017

Congratulations on your inspiring architectural designs

Thank you everyone who participated this year! This year we awarded 24 prizes to 19 students. That doesn't mean that the other boards were not masterpieces. Architecture, just like any other design related industry such as art, fashion, and graphics, is a very subjective trade. Every person, or judge in this case, has a preference in style, materials and spatial arrangements. This creates an emotional attachment to a particular design and it is one of the architect's tasks to convey that sentiment to the judge, client and/or occupant. For those other 45 students who have a passion for architecture, don't let this discourage you and try again next year.

Material Innovation Award:
Young Architects Forum

Erin Curley, Daniel Ebert, Tim Swartz

First place - Elizabeth Finney
[Penta Career Center]

Second place - Max Kokensparger
[Oak Harbor High School]

Northwest Ohio Chapter of USGBC
Farah Wissinger

First Place - Alexa Carlozzi
[St. Ursula Academy]

Second place - Corey Juhasz
[Penta Career Center]

Third Place - Tyler Frendt
[Anthony Wayne High School]

Bowling Green State University Architecture Department
D. Scot MacPherson

First place - Blade Lee
[Penta Career Center]

Second place - Max Kokensparger
[Oak Harbor High School]

John McCarty (National Museum of the Great Lakes)
Martin Schwartz (Lawrence Technological university)
Audie Bates (AIA Toledo)
Jim Sarks (AIA Toledo)

Junior High
First Place - Sydney Burns
[St. Ursula Academy]
Freshman / Sophomore

First Place - Congyu (Jeff) Luo
[Maumee Valley CDS]


Second Place - Kofi Korentang Ohene-Larbi
[St. Francis de Sales]

Third Place - Josephine Miller-Davis
[Anthony Wayne]
Honorable Mention - Donovan Tipton
[Start High School]
Honorable Mention - Vanessa Hudson
[Start High School]

First place - Nicole Dibling
[Perrysburg High School]

Second place - Austin Roth
[Anthony Wayne High School]

Third place - Blade Lee
[Penta Career Center]

Honorable Mention - Chris Fletcher
[Perrysburg High School]

Honorable Mention - Tyler Frendt
[Anthony Wayne High School]


First place - Max Kokensparger
[Oak Harbor High School]

Second Place - Zach Fitch
[Anthony Wayne High School]

Third place - Corey Juhasz
[Penta Career Center]

Fourth Place - Donavon March
[Penta Career Center]

Fifth - Cody Allen
[Penta Career Center]

Honorable Mention - Ian Riddle
[Penta Career Center]

Thank you to all of our donors, advisors, and  instructors and look forward to seeing you next year.

Monday, April 17, 2017

And the winner is...

…going to be announced on Wednesday, April 19th at 5:00 PM at One Seagate in downtown Toledo. Thank you everyone who participated (64 entries from 10 schools) and hope to see you at the banquet on Wednesday. We are also very excited to once again be bringing in 10 schools of architecture from 3 states to our Awards Ceremony.  They will have tables set up with information about their program and university.  This is an excellent opportunity for the students to learn about the different schools of architecture in our region.  They will be set up during the board viewing and potentially after the award presentations.

Ohio: Bowling Green State University, Miami University, Kent State University, Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati

Michigan: Lawrence Technological University, University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy

Indiana: Ball State University and University of Notre Dame 

Parking is available at the Vistula Garage at Summit and Cherry, across from One Seagate; the entrance on Superior Street at Orange. This parking facility is linked via underground concourse to One Seagate and the Imagination Station. Parking rates do apply for this event: ½ hour or less=$1; 4 hrs=$6.00; 24 hrs= $8.00.


Event Schedule

5:00 PM

Viewing of Student Entries, Appetizers Available,

Table Displays of various Architecture Programs from regional Colleges & Universities;

6:15 PM


Ellen Kennedy, Education Manager; Great Lakes Historical Society

Will Wittig, AIA, Dean of the School of Architecture; Professor of Architecture; University of Detroit Mercy


6:45 PM

Presentation of Awards
Instructors, if you did not participate this year, this is an excellent opportunity to view the students’ work, talk to other participating instructors and students, and get a better idea of what all is involved in the competition.

All award-winning boards will be kept by AIA Toledo for future presentations and will be returned at next year’s kick-off meeting, or through other arrangements with the HSDC committee.  All non-award-winning boards should be taken home after the awards ceremony.
Thank you to all the instructors and advisors for another great program. Winners will be posted soon after the ceremony.