2023 Student Design Competition Winners

Graduate Winners

First Place 

Celia Armstrong, Julia Huhnh, and Andrew Sheetz
Instructor: Ada Tremante
Drexel University
East Region
Project Oasis

Second Place 

Dongniya Xu
Instructor: Gabriela Fonseca Pereira
Illinois State University
Midwest Region

Undergraduate Winners

First Place

Samantha Kubiak and Deja Carter
Instructor: Mary Ellen Fritz
Kendall College of Art and Design (of Ferris State University)
Midwest Region
Yeni Bir Hayat- A New Life

Second Place

Elyse Rutherford and Corah Miller
Instructor: Treva Sprout Ahrenholtz
University of Wyoming
Pacific West Region

Second Place

Katlyn Pham, Hotian Wang, and Maddi Green
Instructor: Barbara Young and Hannah Bulow
Purdue University
Midwest Region
Bayt to Heimat

Honorable Mention

Samantha James and Matthew Dalthrop
Instructor: Amy Edwards
Maryville University
Midwest Region
Mosaic Refugee Shelter

Emily Chen, Vicky Trinh, and Jessica Chu
Instructor: Tiia Manson, Sharon Hollingsworth, and Robin Bailey
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Pacific West Region

Ana Gabriela Rueda Gomez, Andres Federico Gutierrez Duran, Ana Sofia Lopez, and Mariana Aguilera
Instructor: Daniel Ronderos
University of Andes
South Region

Tzu-hui Chen, Aleana Oataluna, and Kathryn Feeney
Instructor: Tharique De Silva and Miranda Anderson
University of Idaho
Pacific West Region
Finding Adey Abeba: Hope and New Beginnings

Macy Hubbard, Jimmy Day III, and Elena Trage
Instructor: Laura Cole
Colorado State University
Southwest Region
Essence Alaska

Autumn McFarland and Rebecca Calzada Herrera
Instructor: Jeannine Vail
University of North Texas
Southwest Region
Shifting Permanence

Jasmine Davalos and Claire Bright
Instructor: Ela Tekkaya Parsani
The Art Institutes
Southwest Region
Fleeing War in a Wheelchair The Struggle of Disabled Refugees