Kirksey has long been a supporter of the Michael G. Meyers Design & Scholarship Competition, sponsored by the Architecture Houston Foundation, the Houston Chapter of AIA and local affiliates. We’ve hosted several events at our office including the Teacher Workshop, Student Workshop/Competition Kick-Off and the Interim Review held last month.

These sessions helped students learn basic architectural design skills and understand the competition requirements. This year students were challenged to design an academic building for the Rice University Campus and projects were due Friday, April 25th.

Winners will be announced today at an awards ceremony at Architecture Center Houston. All Houston area high school students were eligible to participate regardless of class affiliation or age and students were requested to enter only once per year as either a member of a team or as an individual.

The annual design competition honors the memory of Houston architect Michael G. Meyers and encourages students who value design. The program provides an informal setting where students, teachers, and parents can interact with industry professionals and learn more about architecture.

To learn more about the unique competition see AIA Houston’s website: