The AIA St. Paul Chapter of AIA Minnesota is delighted to announce the results of this year’s AIA St. Paul Prize competition. The jury this year comprised of James Garrett Jr., FAIA, NOMA, Mychal Baston and Dionne Gharamu from NEOO Partners, Andrew Gardner, AIA, and Michael Hara, AIA. The jury was selected based on two criteria: their proximity and familiarity with the competition site, and their previous success with design competitions.

Dual First Prizes Awarded

In an unprecedented move, the jurors have decided to award two 1st prizes to Oleg Koslovskii, AIA, and Tim Shortreed, AIA. Oleg’s submission impressed the panel with its bold conceptualization and meticulously crafted graphics. Equally noteworthy was Tim’s proposal, celebrated for its light and elegant approach to the site. It’s rare to have two winners, rarer still that the ideas are so different from one another. This really speaks to the quality of Tim and Oleg’s proposals.  

Opportunity to Present at Food for Thought Seminar

Both Oleg Koslovski and Tim Shortreed, as dual 1st prize winners, will have the unique opportunity to present their visionary proposals at AIA St. Paul’s upcoming Food for Thought seminar, details of which will be released soon.

Acknowledgment for Outstanding Finalists

The jury also extends its acknowledgment to the two other finalists, Kenos Leong and Alyssa Maristela, AIA, for their commendable contributions to the competition.

To celebrate the exceptional talent showcased in the competition, all finalists’ and winners’ boards are featured below. This virtual exhibition allows a broader audience to appreciate the innovative ideas that came out of this two and a half week competition.

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About the St. Paul Prize

The St. Paul Prize Design Competition is an annual program focused on celebrating and recognizing innovative ideas by young design professionals. Architects and designers within 10 years of graduating from an accredited professional degree program are eligible to participate. Learn more