Saddleback architecture students swept first, second and third-place Honor Awards at last month’s design awards ceremony of the Orange County American Institute of Architects. Their projects were entered in the OCAIA Student Design Competition, done last semester, focusing on sustainable proposals for the now-vacated Newport City Hall site.
First Place and $1,000 went to Dylan Bachar (6th person from left in photo), 2nd Place and $750 to Jayson Champlain (2nd from left), 3rd Place and $500 to Anne Rosen (1st person left). Honorable mention Merit Awards went to two more Saddleback students, Seyed Nazari and Christopher Graham. Six other Merit Awards went to Orange Coast College students.
“Honor award winners did a great job at explaining how sustainability was woven into their design, as well as creating unique projects, presentations, and well scripted descriptions,” announced Jeffrey Gill, AIA President.
“It’s a big deal to sweep. We haven’t swept 1/2/3 for 15 years. I plan to celebrate when my students buy me steak dinner,” said Lem Chin, professor of the design class.