Maryland architecture students won top honors in the 2010 Inter-School Design Competition (ISDC), held Sept. 19 at the National Building Museum. The annual invited competition brings together students from the University of Maryland, Catholic University of America, Howard University and Virginia Tech to work in inter-school teams on a one-day design charrette.
Maryland students in the winning teams included: Rachel Mihaly (1st place), Brian McCracken (2nd place), Yukari Yamahiro (3rd place), and Travis Stratakes (honorable mention).
The ISDC was preceded by a program presentation at the House of Sweden on the 2010 theme, “Diplomacy and Architecture.” The competition topic was “Dialogue Among Civilizations: A Pavilion for Nations on the Mall in Washington, DC."
The ISDC is held annually with the support of the National Building Museum, American Institute of Architects chapters from Northern Virginia, Potomac Valley and DC, and the four participating schools. Several local firms and organizations also support the competition. Assistant Professor Hooman Koliji wrote the competition program and represented the University of Maryland faculty in this competition.
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