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2016 NC Masonry Contractors Association Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition

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Robert ‘Bob’ Gates, President NC Masonry Contractors Association; Doug Burton, President of Whitman Masonry Inc.; President-Elect Christina Subasic of The Masonry Society; and Professor Patrick Rand

This past week marked the 16th annual NC Masonry Contractors Association Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition. This scholarship is named in honor of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon and was initiated by their family.

The competition is part of Distinguished Professor of Architecture J. Patrick Rand, FAIA, DPACSA, ARC 432 Masonry Design Lab: Architectural Construction Systems.

Students worked in teams of four to develop unique solutions to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building. The prompt of their project included that the building needed to house a showroom and office space for the southeast region of The Masonry Society. Their proposals were to include the use of masonry construction in an insightful way. Evaluation criteria included: use of modular coordination; innovation; technical performance (stability weather resistance, etc.); and presentation clarity and quality. There were 10 teams who presented their entries to a panel of distinguished judges including:

  • Robert ‘Bob’ Gates, President NC Masonry Contractors Association
  • Doug Burton, President of Whitman Masonry Inc.
  • President-Elect Christina Subasic of The Masonry Society

After careful deliberation from the jury, four teams were selected for top honors. The winning team will share a semester’s in-state tuition as their prize.

First Place: Sam Lackey, Nick Rossitch, Nicole Adam, and Emily Doyle

Second Place: Austin Marshall, James Popin, Lillian Wu, and Marianne Bowker

Third Place: Smith Marks, Nick Chandrasurin, Cam Westbrook, and Austin Loman

Fourth Place: Olivia Blue, Rebecca Linker, Cameron Elliott, and Morgan Harrison

A special thanks to Lynn Nash, Executive Vice President for North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association, the sponsor, who was able to view entries.

First Place Team
First Place Team: Left to right: NCMCA President Bob Gates; Student team members: Nicole Adam, Emily Doyle, Sam Lackey, and Nick Rossitch; Past NCMCA President Doug Burton, contest judge; President-Elect Christina Subasic of The Masonry Society, contest judge; and Professor J. Patrick Rand.
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First Place Entry
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Second Place Team: Left to Right: Christina Subasic, Marianne Bowker, Austin Marshall, Bob Gates, Lillian Wu, James Popin, and Doug Burton
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Second Place Entry

 

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Third Place Team: Left to Right: Bob, Doug, Christina, Smith Marks, Cam Westbrook, Austin Loman, and Nick Chandrasurin
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Third Place Entry
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Fourth Place Team: Left to Right: Olivia Blue, Morgan Harrison, Doug, Cameron Elliott, Rebecca Linker, Christina, and Bob.
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Fourth Place Entry

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