Milford student honored in NH design competition

KEENE – A Milford High School student earned recognition in the New Hampshire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects’ 2015 High School Design Competition.

Awards were distributed at the AIA New Hampshire/Keene State College architecture department annual meeting held at KSC on April 30.

The competition requires students to work on a theoretical project under the guidance of their teachers. AIANH volunteers visit the schools to explain the project and give critiques before the submissions are due. The program involves a design solution, a three-dimensional model and a graphic plan of the project.

AIANH created the program for high school students to increase awareness of the relationships between space, human scale and function; gain experience in recognizing the various challenges in planning and designing indoor and outdoor spaces for specific uses; exercise analytical abilities and creativity in solving the problems; and gain experience in communicating planning and design ideas using scale drawings and models.

The competition gives students a fun opportunity to develop these skills and to learn about the various aspects of planning and design.

This year’s project was for a welcome center at Monadnock State Park. Students could work individually or in teams of two.

These winners received cash awards:

Best Design, Overall Superiority, in all aspects of Design Solution, Model and Graphic Presentation:

1. Patrick Chan, Salem High School.

2. Amanda Gladys and Christina Rose, Pinkerton Academy, Derry.

Best Model describing Design Solution:

Derick Johnson, Kingswood Regional High School, Wolfeboro.

Best Graphic presentation describing Design Solution:

Ian Farr-Szep and Patrick Joseph, ConVal Regional High School, Peterborough.

For Milford student

Jurors’ Special Award for Best Concept:

Tim Tamulonis, Milford High School.

The 2016 AIANH competition details will be released in September at aianh.org/education/outreach/high-school-design. The program is open to all high schools in New Hampshire.

For more information on the New Hampshire chapter contact Carolyn Isaak, executive director, at 357-2863, office@aianh.org aianh.org.