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AIA St. Paul Prize Competition

The AIA St. Paul Prize is an annual design competition focused on developing ideas for programming, designing, and occupying public space.
2013 AIA Saint Paul Prize
This year’s competition was the design of a Bicycle & Pedestrian Gateway in a historic town center. The Chapter congratulates this year’s competition winners:
First Place, receiving $1,200: Jesse Zeien, AIA, HGA Honorable Mention, receiving $250: Peter Atkins, Silvercocoon Design
Honorable Mention, receiving $250: Jodi Zoerb, Assoc. AIA, Kodet Architectural Group

The competition jury included: Meghan Kell, AIA, Kell Architects; Abbi Jo Wittman, City Planner, Stillwater; Geoff Martin, Landscape Architect/Urban Planner, Stantec; Brian Larson, AIA, Larson Architects; and Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, the 2012 St. PaulFirst Prize Winner. The competition was open to interns and architects within seven years of receiving an architectural degrees. Click here to download the press release.

2012 AIA Saint Paul Prize
The Saint Paul Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA St. Paul) is pleased to announce that Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, of Target Corporation, was awarded first place and $1,200 for the 2012 St. Paul Prize design competition.

This year’s St. Paul Prize challenge was to design a pavilion for St. Paul’s Landmark Plaza, creating a multi-functional facility to support outdoor events such as art and food fairs, bike races, concerts, festivals, ice rink, and street dances. The design competition was open to emerging architectural professionals that have graduated with a Masters of Architecture Degree or a Bachelors Degree with an architectural emphasis in the last seven years. First place and $1,200 was awarded to Mark Stankey, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP, of Target Corporation, Minneapolis. Two honorable mentions and $250 each were awarded to Jessie Zeien, Assoc. AIA, Hammel, Green & Abrahamson, Inc., Minneapolis, and the team of Tyler Whitehead, Assoc. AIA, and Jeffrey Pauling, Assoc. AIA, of Cuningham Group Architecture, Minneapolis. Click here for the press release.

2011 AIA Saint Paul Competition
The 2011 AIA Saint Paul Prize winners were introduced by Mike Meehan, AIA, President of AIA Saint Paul, at the chapter holiday party on Friday, December 9. $1200 went to the first prize winner, Cole Johnson, Associate AIA. The team of Isaac Bros and James Moody received an Honorable Mention prize, as did Joseph Hang, Associate AIA. Congratulations all!

This year's project was the design of an urban market at the corner of Phalen Boulevard and Payne Avenue in St. Paul. Jurors for the competition were Duane Kell, FAIA, Mike Meehan, AIA; Sara Guyette, AIA, and Ryan Rademacher from Seeyond.

2010 AIA Saint Paul Prize Competition
The 2010 design competition for intern architects was the design of park amphitheater for use for educational programs and entertainment events.

The first place team was comprised of Kar-Keat Chong, Assoc. AIA and Daniel Yudchitz, Assoc. AIA, both of HGA, Minneapolis (pictured at right); and honorable mention went to the team of Alex Kang and Ji Hun Cho, both of PDI World Group in Minneapolis.

View the 2010 Saint Paul Prize Press Release (PDF)
See the January 5th article in TheLineMedia.

2009 AIA Saint Paul Prize Competition
The 2009 design competition for intern architects will be the design of a hydrogen and electric vehicle refueling station in Woodbury, MN. The challenge is to design a hypothetical zero-energy building and site that utilizes on site energy generation systems. The goal is to promote new ideas in the application of creative planning and a design that promotes energy efficiency as well as environmentally sustainable design.

2008 AIA Saint Paul Prize Competition
The 2008 competition program included the design of a Modular Bicycle Shed Prototype for Public Transportation Stops with the ability to be located at two varied MetroTransit Park and Ride locations in Ramsey County. The function of the Bicycle Shed is to provide secure and protected storage of bicycles for bus riders. While suburban areas are provided with commuter buses services to the central business districts of Minneapolis and St. Paul, these suburban areas are not serviced by extensive local bus coverage. This results in many potential bus-riding commuters driving their cars for distances easily covered by bicycle in an equal amount of time. The desire is to provide secure and protected bicycle storage at park and ride locations to encourage bicycle usage.

First place: Jim Lindborg, Assoc. AIA and Elisa Keck, Assoc. AIA, both of Tanek Inc.
Second place: Chris Palkowitsch, Assoc. AIA, and Ryan Shortridge, both of BKV Group
Third place: Isaac Bros of Community Design group and James Moody
Honorable Mention: Sung Gwon (Alex) Kang, Assoc. AIA, of PDI World Group

Read the 2008 St.Paul Prize press release (pdf).