Interschool Design CompetitionAIA Northern Virginia is proud to join the other two Washington area Chapters, the Washington Architectural Foundation, and the National Building Museum in organizing the annual interschool student design competition. These competitions have opened the door for students to the various local architectural curriculums and the architectural profession. Participants in this design competition are students at all levels enrolled in the area's university architecture programs, currently from Catholic University of America, Howard University, Morgan State University, University of the District of Columbia, University of Maryland and Virginia Tech's Washington-Alexandria Architecture Center.
The 2011 competition was held in the Great Hall of the National Building Museum on September 18th, where James Dallman, AIA, of La Dallman in Milwaukee, presided over the jury. This year's winning team was Henning Nelles (Virginia Tech - WAAC), Walter Avelar (Morgan State), Lauren Warner (Catholic University) and Marcell Snodgrass (Howard University).