The Virginia Society AIA Prize presented by Virginia Housing Development Authority
Students from Hampton University, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg, Virginia Tech WAAC, and the University of Virginia are eligible for this competition. Held annually near the start of the year, students spend the weekend designing a response to a problem created by faculty from one of Virginia’s architecture schools. Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions and sends up to 10 finalists to Richmond for final judging.
Sponsored by Virginia Housing Development Authority
The 2013 competition is expected to take place over the weekend of Feb. 1-3.
The 2012 VSAIA Prize Competition was held the weekend of January 27-30, 2012. The competition brief, designed by faculty at Hampton University, was to design multi-use storm shelter for the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
The jury was comprised of Paula Loomis FAIA (chair), Andrea Quilici AIA, Kurt Keesecker AIA, Mike Stoneking, and John Diven.
The winner of the 2012 Virginia Society AIA Prize was Eric Kuhn of the University of Virginia.
Best of School Hampton University, Carlton Copeland
Best of School Virginia Tech WAAC, Ningning Shang
Best of School Virginia Tech Blacksburg, John Jennings
Honorable Mention, “Kit Award”, Meagan McFadden, University of Virginia
Honorable Mention, Creativity, Zack Saunders, Virginia Tech Blacksburg
Notable, “Stanley Kubrick Award”, Chris Yetka, Virginia Tech Blacksburg
Notable, Ingenuity, Harsh Vardhan Jain, University of Virginia
The $2000 Prize and certificate was awarded at Virginia Design Forum, March 17, in Charlottesville.
The 2011 Virginia Society AIA Prize Competition was held January 29-30, 2011.
The program was designed by faculty at Virginia Tech.
The jurors for 2011 were Timm Jamieson FAIA, Michel Ashe FAIA, Joe Atkins AIA, and Steve McCurdy.
The 2010 competition problem was designed by faculty at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
The competition was held the weekend of Jan. 29, 2010
The competition problem may be found here.
The 2010 VSAIA Prize was awarded to Harry Rosenbaum, of Virginia Tech Blacksburg.
Best of School Hampton University
Mark Paulo Ramos Matel
Best of School Virginia Tech WAAC
Honorable Mention recognition went to:
Emilia A. Baker, Virginia Tech Blacksburg
Shane Dunlevy, Virginia Tech WAAC
See a summary of the Prize problem and the winning work here.
Contact Wayne Conners at (804) 644-3041, ext. 303, for additional information on these programs.