Cy Creek HS students win architecture award
From a Cy-Fair ISD press release:
In their first year competing in the American Institute of Architects Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition of Houston, the students of Cypress Creek High School rose to the challenge, winning first place in group projects among more than 100 entries competing.
Students Elliott Joern and Nicolas Holovacs designed and built a concept model of Houston's first soccer stadium for the Houston Dynamo.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the MGM Design competition and the committee awarded up to $10,000 in college scholarship money, admittance into a University of Houston Summer Discovery Program, architecture books, plaques and a trophy.
Joern and Holovacs' award-winning soccer stadium was on display for two weeks at the Architecture Center Houston (AIA) office. They received their prizes from Councilman James Rodriguez; Steven Powell, VP of Business development for the Dynamo; representatives from HOK Architects, Hermes Architects, Kirksey Architects and a host of influential people of Houston at an awards ceremony on Friday, April 30.
The students' projects are on display through June 7 at the Houston City Hall Annex.
Some architectural professionals would be intimidated at the mere complexity of a project of this caliber. Not only did the students tenaciously follow the program of requirements of the stadium down to the letter, Elliott and Nick designed an out-of-the-box phenomenal site; implementing sustainable design elements, utilizing passive solar and wind strategies, water conservation and innovative furniture using recycled materials," said Cypress Creek architecture instructor Derrick Crowder. I'm ecstatic, extremely proud and honored to have instructed these young men. I foresee them doing extraordinary things in architecture and engineering in the future."
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