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RDL Wins 3rd Place at Annual AIA Cleveland Sand Castle Competition

Excerpt from Steven Litt’s cleveland.com article on Aug. 8, 2016.

“In all, eight teams with about a dozen members each participated in the contest, a centerpiece of the AIA annual Beach Day party. The idea of the competition was to promote awareness of architecture, naturally, but also to engage children, said architect Jack Bialosky, whose firm entered a precisely formed pyramid that stood next to an inverted hollow of the exact same shape.

Judging criteria included innovation, creativity and execution.

AECOM won a $600 scholarship to be awarded to a local high school student participating in the ACE Mentorship program, short for architects, contractors and engineers, which encourages young people to enter those professions.

The AIA revived the annual competition in 2015 after a 15-year hiatus.

Vocon won the $500 scholarship for its reimagined version of Public Square as a sort of Middle Eastern city made of terraced ziggurats, and RDL won the $400 scholarship for its sculpture of Cleveland landmark buildings set next to an actual “lake” made of piped-in water.

Maschke observed that all of the competitors worked hard moving huge mounds of crumbly sand in the hot sun.”

Read the full article here.

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