2016 AIA SandCastle Competition

  • Sandcastle 2016 Poster

The AIA Sand Castle Competition is a fund-raising event for AIA Houston and ArCH Foundation as well as one of the top five revenue-generating events for the City of Galveston. This year over 60 teams have their eyes and shovels set on winning the prestigious Golden Bucket Award. Firms begin months in advance generating ideas, developing designs, and assigning duties. The Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects held its 30th annual sandcastle competition August 20th after it was rescheduled from its original June date due to weather. Houston-area architects, designers, engineers contractors and university’s spent five hours building a variety of sandcastles on Galveston’s East Beach.

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30th Annual AIA Sandcastle Competition College Challenge Winner (15th Annual AIA College Challenge Sandcastle Competition Winner):

*Prairie View A&M University – School of Architecture – American Institute of Architecture Students, PVAMU-SOA-AIAS  –  Sweeping fluid forms of Beauty. There are 360 degrees so why stick to one.