2014 Student Design Awards

AIA Fort Worth held it’s annual state wide Student Design Awards jury on Thursday January 6th at The Center for Architecture Fort Worth. The AIA Fort Worth holds this annual jury to highlight the outstanding work being produced by students at the 8 accredited Schools of Architecture within the state of Texas. The jury is open to all university students with all work completed at school eligible for review including but not limited to architecture, interior design, sculpture, furniture design and graphic design.

The number of entries this year far exceeded previous years and of the projects submitted by students from various architecture programs in Texas, our jurors singled out 4 projects to receive awards. Among projects of varied size and function, one Honor award to recognize exceptional excellence in design, 1 Merit award and 2 Citation Awards were presented. All award recipients will receive a scholarship. The Honor award scholarship is $500, the Merit award scholarship is $100 and the Citations receive a $75 scholarship.

Historically Honor awards are reserved for the jury’s highest honor, with a Merit award to recognize outstanding projects and Citation awards to recognize projects with several outstanding attributes that distinguish them from the group of entries.


Bob Borson AIA – Malone Maxwell Borson Architects – Life of an Architect Blog

Bart Shaw AIA – Bart Shaw Architect

Marta Rozanich AIA – konstrukcio studio



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Project Name: Reclaiming Urban Ecologies

Student: Richard L. Lucio – Texas Tech University

Jurors’ comments:

Marta Rozanich, AIA – “Thought provoking ideas as to how architecture can heal environmental wounds.”

Bart Shaw, AIA – “Appreciated the grand scope of the project… of having the city intermingle with the ocean, creating a dynamic environment that might improve the water quality while improving the quality of life.”



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Project Name: Labyrinthian Lattice: An Adaptive Re-Use of Highland Mall

Student: Ana Cristina Sotelo – University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture

Jurors’ comments:

Marta Rozanich, AIA-  “Interesting program that acknowledges and explores the existing bird habit in enclosed malls.”

Bart Shaw, AIA- ” This is an elegant concept that allows nature to reclaim a the dying model of the indoor shopping mall. I appreciated the approach of creating a new environment through subtraction.”



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Project Name: A Museum of the Hudson Estuary

Student: Alexei Dukov – The University of Texas at Arlington

Jurors’ comments:

Marta Rozanich, AIA-  “Drawings evoke deep emotion and connection with the architecture.”

Bart Shaw, AIA-  “Great concept exploration sketches. They illuminate a variety of interesting possibilities for the project.



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Project Name: Urban Incision: Lower East Side Maritime Museum

Student: Edgar Ivan Ramirez –The University of Texas at Arlington

Jurors’ comments:

Bart Shaw, AIA-  “The strength of the project is the beautiful concept of a maritime museum that pulls the ship into the city by creating this incision into the urban fabric.”

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