The Alaska chapter of the American Institute of
Architects recently announced the winners of its 43rd annual Frank
Maier High School Design Competition, including two Kodiak High School Seniors.
Mary Donaldson has more.
Frank Maier High School Design Competition’s project was designing a rural air
taxi facility for a fictional town in bush Alaska. A total of 18 high school students
from 6 schools across the state participated. Out of the group, Kodiak High
School had five students competing, and two
students who won awards.
Luke Engvall took first place in the competition. He says he began working on
the project late last fall and that his project consisted of a lot of trial and
error. He says he had more than one motivation while working on his project.
(Engvall :22s “…while designing my airport.”)
his first time entering in the competition.
Josephine Cooper, also a KHS
senior, walked away from the competition with third place. This is her second
time entering into the competition under instructor Barry Altenhoff. She
credits him for her success and says the competition was a lot of fun.
(Cooper 1 :10s “…it was a good surprise.”)
Cooper was accepted into the 5 year
architectural program at the Illinois Institute of Technology which she will
begin after a year of travel. Engvall plans on attending the University of New Mexico
to study engineering with plans to go to medical school afterwards. Members of
The American Institute
of Architects Alaska Chapter
were the judges for the competition. They evaluated students planning, design,
presentation and feasibility of their submissions.