Category: EDU - General (staff use only)
Published: Sep 20 2013 3:52PM
Graduates of the Montgomery College architecture program earned awards for their design work from AIA Maryland, a leading architectural association.
On the evening of September 12, 2013 the AIA Maryland Design Awards for 2013 were held at the Angelos Law Center at the University of Baltimore. In addition to recognizing excellence in architectural design by Maryland architects worldwide, these annual awards also encourage and honor the architects, clients, and consultants who, working together, improve quality of life thorough design of the built environment.
Last year, AIA Maryland included the community college architecture programs in their student awards program and Montgomery College walked away with three of the nine awards. Marcos Llosa received an honor award for a fictional community center on the Rockville Campus and a team of five MC students [Prince Langley, Sandra Oh Boun, Christian Cueva, Johanna Nguyen, and Daniel Delgado] received an honor award for their entry into the AIAS Library Renovation Competition of Aspen Hill Library. Both of these designs were completed in 2012-13 prior to the graduation of the students. All the students on the team project are currently enrolled at Morgan State University School of Architecture and Planning. Marcos was accepted at Catholic University School of Architecture but has deferred for a year.
Zahra Naserdehghan, a 2012 graduate, received this year's Outstanding Undergraduate Design Award for her sustainable row house inner-city design. She is currently in her final year at Morgan State.
The jury made the following variety of comments on the students' work:
"There is a range of design techniques being deployed ... all with a high degree of skill."
"I believe all jurors were encouraged by the overall quality of the community college projects, with a good balance of artistry and technical pursuits."
"If the same level of passion and thoughtfulness is consistently pursued, these young professionals have a strong future ahead of themselves."