Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. is proud to recognize the future of design in announcing this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship regional winners.
Twelve talented designers were selected for their projects out of over 1,800 submissions by graduate and undergraduate students in major disciplines related to the architecture, landscape architecture, entertainment and interior design fields.
The winners were selected by an international panel of design, academic and media professionals. Submissions were evaluated based on design quality, concept and originality, the effective use of computer technology, presentation and explanation of design.
“Because of the pandemic and how it has modified people’s working patterns, the judging panel took the opportunity to get together on Zoom, and that enabled us to discuss the most technologically impressive or interesting entries,” said CAD User Editor David Chadwick, a member of this year’s judging panel. “Most of the entries are of high technical quality, have been produced after intensive research or exhibit some exhilarating creativity. Like previous years, one of the most striking things about the entrants was their diversity of origin.”
This year’s winners represented countries from across the globe including Australia, the Dominican Republic, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Here are the 2021 winners:
- “Swinburne Station!” by Shengye Yu, Swinburne University of Technology
- “The Invisible Castle” by Henri Kopra, University of Nottingham
- “Pliable Display-Ground” by Han Zhu, Xinyu Chen and Wanting Zhou, Rice University
- “Complejo Industrial de Empresa Internacional Dedicada a la Manufactura de Dispositivos Electrónicos” by Solange Lantigua and Lindi Patricia Oviedo Aguilar, Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo
- “Cooling UHI via Parametric Design in Landscape Architecture” by Chein-Yu Lin, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
- “Eden Project Productive Garden” by Joss Paine, Cornwall College, University of Plymouth
- “All We Have Is Time” by Wei Guo, Victorian College of the Arts
- “Subject to Change” by Mollie Singer, University of Maryland, College Park
- “COVID-19 Music Tour” by Alex Forey, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)
“This year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship winners are a true representation of the bright future of design,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “We continue to be incredibly impressed by the projects submitted each year and we congratulate all winners for their creative accomplishments.”
All regional winners received the equivalent of $3,000 USD in local currency, free Vectorworks educational software licenses for their schools and complimentary virtual workshop training. In addition, all scholarship winners have advanced to compete for the Richard Diehl Award, a global award providing an additional prize package including $7,000 USD, professional networking opportunities and media exposure. The Richard Diehl Award winner will be announced on June 16, 2021.
To learn more about Vectorworks academic programs, visit vectorworks.net/education. Students can also download a free individual copy of Vectorworks Designer software at student.myvectorworks.net.