Prevailing over twenty-eight other entries the team from California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo won the 2020 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition

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2020 Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition Winners

The 2020 NOMA Barbara G. Laurie Student Design Competition was focused on a project led by The Black Cultural Zone (BCZ) Community Development Corporation, in collaboration with seven environmental and housing justice organizations, to create a net positive mixed-use community-owned development in Deep East Oakland.

First place went to California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. Out of 29 schools who entered the competition, the winner was picked out of seven NOMAS chapter finalists, which included:

  • California Baptist University
  • California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo
  • Iowa State University
  • Lawrence Tech University
  • Tuskegee University
  • University of British Columbia
  • Woodbury University.

Jurors for the SOM-sponsored student competition included: Oswaldo Ortega, AIA, LEED AP BC+C, NOMA, NCARB, Gensler; Maurice Hamilton, Jr., AIA, NCARB, SOM; Javier Arizmendi, FAIA LEED, SOM; and Arturo Vasquez, AIA, Stantec.

The competition and jury was organized by NOMA’s Regional University Liaisons:

  • Northeast: Melanie Ray, NOMA, AIA, LEED Green Associate, NCARB, Hord Coplan Macht
  • Midwest: Andreea Vasile-Hoxa, Assoc. AIA, Assoc. ASLA, NOMA, Lawrence Tech University
  • South: Andrea Simpson, NOMA, AIA, OSCO Interiors
  • West: Gabrielle Riley, NOMA Associate AIA, ZGF
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First Place – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

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The winning crew:

  • Jermaine Washington – Faculty Advisor
  • Chelsea Crim
  • Dara Lin
  • Eduarda Boettcher
  • Aranza Perez
  • Joyce Huang Ooi
  • Darlene Ifeorah
  • Jose Gonzalez
  • Kelly Ferris
  • Michael Laberinto
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This year ACADIA and Autodesk joined the awards program by creating a new category specifically for computational design. In the student lineup they awarded:

  • 1st Place: Lawrence Technological University “Fusion”
  • Honorable Mention: University of British Columbia “Interweave”

Thanks to all of the participating institutions

California Baptist University
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Carnegie Mellon University
Clemson University
Cornell University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Kean University
Lawrence Technological University
Mississippi State University
Oklahoma State University
Pennsylvania State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Savannah College of Art and Design
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Syracuse University
Tuskegee University
University of British Columbia
University of Detroit Mercy
University of Florida
University of Houston
University of Kansas
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
University of Oklahoma
University of Southern California
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Woodbury University