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Pennsylvania State University Takes Top Prize in ASCE 2023 International Student Design Competition

April 19, 2023
The goal of the annual competition is to provide a unique venue for students to showcase their architectural engineering knowledge and skills.
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Reston, Va. – The Pennsylvania State University earned first place honors in two of five categories for building integration and construction at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) International Student Design Competition (ISDC) April 13-14 in Denver, Colorado. The Pennsylvania State University also earned second place honors in the remaining three categories, which include electrical, mechanical and structural categories. 

Each year, the AEI International Student Design Competition attracts the top architectural engineering undergraduate and graduate students from leading academic institutions that offer accredited architectural engineering degrees. The goal of the annual competition is to provide a unique venue for students to showcase their architectural engineering knowledge and skills. The competition encourages collaboration, research, innovation and peer review.

“I was once again blown away at the quality work the architectural engineering students performed,” said Geof Wright, chair, AEI International Student Design Competition. “It was evident that each team was thorough, collaborative, and innovative in their design process. The competition provides invaluable to the students and will more than prepare them for their future careers. AEI's International Student Design Competition continues to demonstrate that future of AEC industry is bright.”

Projects are judged in building integration, and in one or more of the following four categories: structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and construction. Judges of the five categories featured nine representatives of the engineering field from the academic and private sectors.

Building Integration

1st Place - The Pennsylvania State University

2nd Place – University of Nebraska – Lincoln


1st Place - The Pennsylvania State University

2nd Place - Lawrence Technological University


1st Place - University of Nebraska – Lincoln

2nd Place - The Pennsylvania State University


1st  Place - Lawrence Technological University

2nd  Place - The Pennsylvania State University


1st Place – Kansas State University

2nd Place - The Pennsylvania State University

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