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AACC Architecture Students Capture Four Awards

Nov. 19, 2010
Education Awards

Three Anne Arundel Community College architecture students took the top awards in this year’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter AIA student competition. 

First place went to Gary Campbell of Annapolis and Eric Bond of Pasadena in the Team Project category for Design 4 Sustainable Market. The market was an inner city cooperative market for local residents to grow and market fresh vegetables. A capstone team project in “Architectural Design 4” (ACH 212) for architecture majors, the project had to apply skills in design, rendering and materials with application of the LEED green building rating system. 

Bond also took second place for Design 4 Ecoform Forest Pavilion, an observation pavilion that he was placing in the forests and honorable mention for Design 4 Ecoform Bay Pavilion, both of which are situated in Assateague Island National Park. He designed the forest pavilion for the “Life of the Forest” area of Assateague so that both the structure and the people who came to observe nature would blend in with the forest and take advantage of the light filtering in from the overhead canopy. Platforms are also designed to be educational tools for the public. The bay pavilion is for the “Life of the Bay” section of the park. It bends with the coastline with an interactive feature to provide a reflective area as well as a panoramic view of the ocean.

Third place went to Collin Hayes of Annapolis for his Design 3 Bridge and Trail Rest Area, which was designed for hikers and bikers on the Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. This project was an assignment in the “Architectural Design 3” (ACH 211) class to create a rest area that incorporated a new bridge. He had to incorporate specific design theory while also solving practical requirements, such as meeting disability requirements and accounting for water and drainage from the site.

Michael D. Ryan, chair of AACC’s architecture and interior design department, said the students were given assignments in real environments to simulate the types of projects they might experience in a work environment.

The students will be recognized at the Awards Banquet on Dec. 4 at the Annapolis Maritime Museum.