2012 NC State Sigmon Design Competition results
Gallo, Needham, Whitley and Hirsch, claim 2012 NCSU Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Award
By Lynn Nash
The NC State underclassmen team, pictured left, of (left to right) David Gallo of Charlotte; Marty Needham of Pilot Mountain; Ryan Whitley of Cary; and Matthew Hirsch of Durham has claimed the 2012 NCSU Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Award and will share a semester’s in-state tuition as their prize.
NCMCA Past President Doug Burton and NCSU Assistant Professor of Architecture Dana K. Gulling served as jurors for the October 16th competition, which required the team to design and model a hypothetical masonry office building.
The competition is part of Professor Patrick Rand’s “Architectural Construction Systems” class at North Carolina State University’s College of Design.
Thirteen teams of four participated. Finishing in second place was the team of Alex Backeris, Eli Gutierrez, Stacy Goodman, and Katie Johnson. The Third Place Team was Daniel Goldstein, James Baxter, Brian Cheek, and Karen Creech followed by the fourth place team of Katy Liang, Marsha Benson, Jenn Peeler, and Kevin Berry.
Second through fourth place teams received Crick four-foot levels, Rose trowels and modular rules respectively as their prizes.
The scholarship is named in memory of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon.
2012 marks the twelfth year for the NC State/NCMCA design competition. A similar competition began at Appalachian State University for the first time in the fall of 2011. The next ASU contest is tentatively set for the spring of 2013.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.