AIA St. Paul is pleased to announce that Matthew Tierney, AIA, of Snow Kreilich Architects, has been awarded first place and $1,500 as the winner of the 2017 St. Paul Prize Design Competition. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Justin Wang, AIA, of HGA Architects and Engineers, and the team of Joe Mollen, Assoc. AIA, and Sean Higgins, Assoc. AIA, both of RSP Architects.

This year’s design opportunity focused on the Highland Reservoir, a 4.3 acre site along Snelling Avenue. The challenge was to create a multi-seasonal event center. The design competition is open to emerging architectural professionals who have graduated with an accredited professional architecture degree in the last ten years. 

The jury met in late October to review the competition entries. Jurors included Ryan Fugleberg, AIA (2016 competition winner); Jarett Anderson, AIA, St. Paul chapter board member; Dewey Thorbeck, FAIA, of Thorbeck & Associates; Kady Dadlez, Senior City Planner for the City of St. Paul; and Jennifer Newsom, AIA, School of Architecture UMN.

The winning St. Paul Prize design submittals were on display at A’17 MN: the Minnesota Conference on Architecture at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The project boards will also be in display through January 2018 at the AIA Minnesota office and the winning entrants will be given the opportunity to present their projects in February 2018 at the St. Paul AIA “Food For Thought” lunchtime program.