11th Annual ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition


Recent B.Sc.(Arch.) graduate (2011) Yekaterina Artemchuk has been awarded first place in the 2010-2011 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture / American Institute of Steel Construction (ACSA/AISC) Steel Design Student Competition – Open (Category II), Student Design Competition. The award consists of a cash prize of $2500 awarded to the winning student and a $1000 prize awarded to the advisor, Prof. Martin Bressani. The ACSA/AISC competition received 182 design submissions, and the jurors chose first, second and third prizes along with three honorable mentions. The program challenged students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Ms. Artemchuk's winning submission is entitled Lacing the Gaze: Public Library and Cultural Centre for NDG, Montreal, Canada. Prize-winning designs will be exhibited at the ACSA 100th Annual Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, March 2012, and at the American Institute of Architects’ National Convention in Washington, DC, May 2012. In addition, the project will be promoted via a competition summary publication, a press release, and on archiv100.org, an online exhibition celebrating architecture.

The Category II jury consisted of Weiling He, Texas A&M University; Jonathan Ochshorn, Jonathan Ochshorn Architects and Cornell University; and John Syversten, OWPP / Cannon Design. The competition program was written by Ryan E. Smith, University of Utah, College of Architecture + Planning; Eric W. Ellis, ACSA; and Nancy Gavlin, AISC.

Full information on the AISC website.