2018 NOMA Annual Student Design Competition

Members of the WashU NOMAS design team at the 2018 NOMA Conference in Chicago.

Posted by Katherine Welsch October 23, 2018


The WashU NOMAS student design team placed third out of 42 student teams in the 2018 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Annual Student Design Competition.

Nine students from the 16-person team (which also included six additional volunteers this fall) represented WashU at the event, which was held during the 2018 NOMA Conference in Chicago. The team was awarded $750 for its project submission, titled Innovation Through Space.

This year's competition prompt challenged teams to develop a transit-oriented development at the 63rd Street Metra Commuter Rail Station in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. The proposed facility needed to create a node of local services connecting the adjacent communities of Woodlawn, and respond to the proposed Obama Presidential Center, which would be located just one rail stop away in Jackson Park.

WashU NOMAS Design Team Members (Competition Attendees)
Gregory Smolkovich, MArch18 (presenter)
Ethan Paik, BA19 (presenter)
Josiah Simmons, BS19 (presenter)
Nina Crosby, BS22 (presenter)
Rachel Madryga, MArch19/MUD19
Alexis Raiford, MArch20
Annie Kern, BS21 (chapter co-president)
Kimberly Clark, BS21 (chapter treasurer)
Mariah Carter, BS22

Spring/Fall Planners, Designers, and Volunteers
Taili Zhuang, BS20
Makio Yamamoto, BS20
Cierra Higgins, MArch19/MUD19
Courtney Prentiss, MArch20
Manikanta Kaveripatnam, MArch21
Sheng Yan, MArch18
Cesar Rodarte, MArch18

Faculty Advisor
Charles Brown, lecturer

Competition Jurors
Roark Frankel, Director of Planning & Construction, Obama Foundation
Brian Douglas Lee, FAIA, Design Partner, SOM
Peter Exley, FAIA, RIBA, Co-Founder, Architecture is Fun
Janeen Harrell, AIA, NOMA, Associate, GREC Architects
Dawveed Scully, Senior Urban Designer, SOM
Dorri C. McWhorter, CPA and Urban Planner, CEO, YWCA Metropolitan Chicago

IInnovation Through Space, project submission, WashU NOMAS design team.