Miami Students Gain Recognition at the 2017 AIA Ohio Design Awards

Designs by Miami University architecture graduate students Mukimul Khan and Nazia Tarannum earned recognition at the 2017 AIA Ohio Design Awards. Khan's "School of Visual Arts Tower" placed second in the competition, and Tarannum was a merit award recipient for her design titled "SVA_Looking for Identity.”

Both Miami students received encouraging comments from the design jury. Khan’s work was described as a “well-thought out project that addresses many issues.” The jury also said the design was “beautifully illustrated” with a “planned series of public and private spaces defining a university community within a single structure.” Tarannum’s work was described as having a “very strong public engagement component” along with  “seductively illustrated imagery."

The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards program focuses on high quality, innovative design responses. This program allows students to submit any school project they have worked on during the past academic year, including projects completed outside of the classroom setting. Students may even elect to re-address projects previously submitted as part of coursework and improve their original design solution. The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards provides all students with the opportunity to submit their best and most innovative work. Learn more about this year’s competition.