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Architecture students take
top honors in competition
Mitchell, Arts Editor
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Architecture
students from the Urbana-Champaign campus of the University of Illinois
took top honors in the "Keys to the Future Design Competition" sponsored
by the Home Builders Association of Greater Chicago.
Jessica Gilbert, Tolono,
won the top prize of $5,000. Second- and third-place winners, who
received $3,000 and $2,000, respectively, were A. Michael Pierson,
Lansing, and Jereme Smith, Morton. Manuel Hernandez,
Chicago, won one of three honorable mention awards.
All four winners were enrolled
in architecture professor Robert Selby's fourth-year architectural design
The theme of the competition
was "New Concepts in Residential Architecture."
Competitors were drawn from
the UI's two architecture schools, located at the Urbana-Champaign and
Chicago campuses. About 50 students from both campuses worked on projects
for the juried competition during the spring 2000 semester; of those,
25 finalists were invited to submit their work for judging June 8 at
I space, UIUC's Chicago art gallery.
Award winners were announced
at a reception the following evening at I space. The winning projects
will be displayed at an awards program hosted by the association Oct.
7 at Navy Pier in Chicago.