2016 Student Design Awards

2016 Student Design Award Winners

Six awards presented to Texas architecture students in AIA Fort Worth’s annual recognize Excellence in Design Awards.

The American Institute of Architects Fort Worth held their annual Excellence in Architecture Design Student Awards jury on February 1, 2017. Of the record 71 projects submitted by 7 of the 8 accredited schools of architecture statewide, jurors Gary Cunningham FAIA of Cunningham Architects, Bart Shaw AIA of Bart Shaw Architects and Sarah Walton, Assoc. AIA NCIDQ of GFF singled out 6 projects to receive awards. Among projects of varied size, function, and budget, 3 Honor Awards and 3 Merit Awards were selected. The Honor Awards are presented with a $500 scholarship per project.



Honor Awards: 

Cocoon – Kendall Claus – The University of Texas at Austin






Urban Vertical Monastery – Alex Warr – The University of Texas at Austin

Urban Vertical Monastery_Warr


Walk Up Tower – Kung Yu Pan & Rachel Grady – Rice University

Walk-Up Tower


Merit Awards: 


Austin Event Center – Will Powell – The University of Texas at Austin

Austin Event Center


Rise – Sara Bensalem, Peter Flora, Hannah Ivancie, Neive Tierney, Michelle Sifre, James Holliday, Hannah Frossard, Olakunle Oni, Josh Leger, Max Mahaffey, Sebastian, Rojas Sonderegger, Qianhui Miao, Eric Alexander – Gulf Coast DesignLab The University of Texas at Austin – Instructor Coleman Coker



Proto Prison – Zach Walters + Alex Warr – The University of Texas at Austin

(proto)Prison Axon