OU architecture students honored with design award
A team OU architecture students have received an award for designing a trophy to be used for future design competitions.
The American Institute of Architects Central States conducted the Emerge Student Design Competition for students to design trophies that will be used as the award for future design competitions, according to a press release.
The designs were judged at the AIA Central States FAll Conference Wednesday October 4 and Thursday October 5, according to the institute’s website.
Architecture seniors Julie Tran, Khoi Nguyen, Sam Day and Ping Lu won the competition with the traveling trophy they designed, “The Heartland Prize,” according to the release. Assistant professor Thomas Cline acted as the team’s faculty adviser.
The shape and materials of “The Heartland Prize” evoke elements of both the climate and optimism of the participating states, according the press release.
The winning design will be produced full scale, will remain with the OU College of Architecture for one year and will go on to become the award for future AIA design competitions.
A draft of the design can be seen on the AIA Central States website.