Global design and BIM software provider Vectorworks, Inc. continues to support the next generation of designers, naming Kristopher Clemson winner of the 2019 Richard Diehl Award, the grand prize for the Vectorworks Design Scholarship. With over 1,600 submissions, scholarships were awarded to 20 student projects from the architecture, entertainment, landscape and interior design industries. Winners included both individual and group submissions.
The winning project, “The Octagon,” submitted by Clemson, a recent graduate of Full Sail University and founder of Bifröst Lighting LLC, focuses on lighting design, Vision and MA 3D renderings. Clemson used Vision alongside Vectorworks Spotlight to help with previsualization and implementing MA lighting on a PC.
“It is an incredible honor to receive this scholarship and to be the first entertainment winner of the Richard Diehl Award,” said Clemson. “As my first time applying to the Vectorworks Design Scholarship, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I struggled with the design process, but the usability, flexibility and overall presentation was achievable with Vectorworks software. I advise anyone looking to apply next year to suffer for your art and to ensure you have a well-balanced life of creativity surrounding yourself with creative mentors and friends.”
In addition to the Richard Diehl Award winner, we congratulate the regional scholarship winners selected by an international panel of design, academic and media professionals. Submissions were evaluated based on design integrity, originality, the effective use of computer technology and communication of design vision. Here are the winning projects:
- “Caretaker’s House” by Tom Hudson-Davies, Aarhus School of Architecture (Arkitektskolen Aarhus)
- “Collage City” by Alex Wong and Ningxin Huang, Columbia University
- “Cultura Gastronomy Centre” by Jeremy Shigemitsu, British Columbia Institute of Technology
- “Haus der Begegnung Halberstadt” by Julia Fehling, Technical University of Braunschweig (Technische Universität Braunschweig)
- “Listotektura” by Marina Georgieva, Birmingham City University
- “Microcosmes: Sublimation Des Paysages Inconscients” by Pauline Soulenq, Charlotte Batifoulier, Matthieu Faria and Elisabeth Sala, National School of Architecture of Clermont-Ferrand (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont-Ferrand)
- “PROTOCELL_00” by Monika Kalinowska and Denys Karandiuk, University of Applied Arts Vienna (Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien)
- “Wasserschloss” by Geraldine Recker and Saida Brückner, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich)
- “Wooden Crown” by Mickael Minghetti and Karol Wojtas, Delft University of Technology (Technische Universiteit Delft)
INTERIOR DESIGN WINNERS:
- “Indoor Community Park: De Potterij” by Robin van Vemde, Thomas More Mechelen
- “Pawilon Plansza” by Weronika Kempińska and Marta Kluba, Academy of Fine Arts Władysław Strzemiński in Łódź (Akademia Sztuk Pięknych im. Władysława Strzemińskiego w Łodzi)
- “Raum für Abschied” by Claudia Hynek, Darmstadt College (Hochschule Darmstadt)
- “Amphibian Orinoquia” by Ekaterina Trosman and Christian Cueva, University of Pennsylvania
- “Dreiklang Landschaft” by Jonathan Sironi and Marie-Luise Tschirner, Technical University Dresden (Technische Universität Dresden)
- “IMBROS: Marine Experience and Gastro Tourism” by Zeynep Gulsah Aygun, Istanbul Technical University (İstanbul Teknik Üniversitesi)
- “Kalmthout Centraal: Trap de Heide in Gang!” by Brent van den Bossche, University of Antwerp (Universiteit Antwerpen)
- “Les Toits d’Ardoines” by Zacharie Malan, University of Lorraine (Université de Lorraine)
- “Rewitalizacja Obszaru Przed Dworcem Nadoddrze We Wrocławiu” by Kinga Sadowska, University of Life Sciences in Wroclaw (Uniwersytet Przyrodniczy we Wrocławiu)
- “Pyura: The 333 Tour” by Mauro Pujia, Polytechnic University of Madrid (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
“We congratulate all winners of this year’s Vectorworks Design Scholarship, and we hope these scholarships play a fundamental role in their education,” said Vectorworks Marketing Programs Director Alice Lowy. “Each year, we receive more submissions and are always impressed with the quality of work the next generation of designers come up with.”
In addition to the monetary awards, winners received free Vectorworks educational software licenses for their schools and complimentary training for faculty and students.
Visit the Vectorworks Design Scholarship web gallery to view the winning designs and runner-up projects. Interested students may sign up for notifications regarding future scholarship awards.