2019 MKM Third-Year Ball State College of Architecture and Planning Design Competition Award Winners Announced

May 23, 2019

For over 25 years, MKM architecture + design (MKM) has facilitated a scholarship for the Ball State College of Architecture and Planning. Having established an endowment specifically for these architecture students, the firm funds an annual design competition, awarding over $4,000 worth of prize money to the winning projects.

 

In addition to team and individual winners, The Menze Prize is awarded. The Menze Prize was created in 2016 to honor Ronald Menze – one of the founding principles of MKM and a recipient of the Alumni Award of Outstanding Achievement from Ball State’s College of Architecture and Planning. To honor his dedication the to college over the years, the top competition entry each year is presented with the annual Menze Prize.

 

The 2019 Capstone design competition was open to Ball State architecture students completing their third year in the undergraduate architectural program. The design challenge for the competition was to create a Neighborhood Workforce Training Center in Indianapolis, Indiana on a site adjacent to the Monon pedestrian trail.

 

The final jury consisted of:

Dodd Kattman, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, MKM architecture + design

Ron Menze, AIA Principal Emeritus, MKM architecture + design

Kevin Bukowski, Perkins + Will Architects

Max Driscoll, AIA, LEED AP, Purdue Univeristy

Stanford Garner, AIA, NOMAC, LEED AP ND, NCARB, President and Founding Partner of RG Collaborative

Zachary Hilleson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Ration Architects

Ege Yener, Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

 

 

On April 29, that jury selected the following awardees.

 

The Menze Prize (‘best-of-show’):

Noah Gaither and Patrick Ward

 

Awarded Team projects were:

FIRST PLACE AWARD:

Noah Gaither and Patrick Ward

 

SECOND PLACE AWARD:

Chase Holloway and Josh March

 

THIRD PLACE AWARD:

Grace Bartko and Maria Moore

 

 

Awarded Individual projects were:

FIRST PLACE AWARD:

Chris Hamlin                                                  

 

SECOND PLACE AWARD:

James Juscik

 

THIRD PLACE AWARD:

Ben Grayson

 

HONORABLE MENTION:

Alvin Laguerre

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