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Students win New Orleans design competition

May 11, 2006

Architecture Students Win Gulf Coast Design Competition


Media contact: Susan M. Slupecki, (817) 272-7078,

ARLINGTON—Two students at The University of Texas at Arlington’s School of Architecture submitted winning design entries to the New Orleans Prototype Housing competition, sponsored by Architectural Record Magazine and the School of Architecture at Tulane University in New Orleans. The winning entry by seniors Amin Gilani and Josh Spoerl will be featured in the June issue of Architectural Record.

“Reconstructing the Gulf Coast,” a design competition organized by McGraw-Hill Construction and Tulane, seeks to generate ideas for the reconstruction of the Gulf Coast. More than 500 architects and students of architecture submitted designs for multi-family projects and single family homes to the Katrina Design Competition. Winners of the competition will be invited to the American Institute of Architects conference in Los Angeles in June.

The winners will be formally announced and honored Thursday, May 18, at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans. The museum is currently exhibiting the winning designs and selected finalists through May 19.

The students were sponsored by Architecture Professors Bijan Youssefzadeh and Heath Macdonald.

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