Student Design Award Winners

Each year at the Annual Conference, students from Virginia universities submit educational facility designs.

2019 Student Design Competition

As in year’s past, the Virginia Chapter of A4LE partnered in 2018-19 with Hampton University and Virginia Tech to facilitate a design competition for students in the 4th year of their architectural education. This competition provides students the opportunity to create and develop projects based on real world programs, sites and project concepts. Teams of professional mentors, including architects specializing in K-12 education and school facility mangers, engage students over the course of the project duration and provide feedback and mentoring over the course of the project. We once again thank Hampton University and Virginia Tech for their continued involvement and support and congratulate this year’s winners.

View the 2019 Student Design Competition Presentation »


1st Place: Diamond Davis

Hampton Davis

2nd Place: Trayquan Walton

Hampton Walton

Honorable Mention: Michael Poarch, Dominique Murray

Virginia Tech

1st Place: Mohamad “Mo” Yaish

Virginia Tech Yaish

2nd Place: Jacklynn “Jackie” Benfield

Virginia Tech Benfield

Honorable Mention: Erik Harvey, Alexis Jurgens

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