CCMA/Rand and NCMCA scholarships awarded
Three students tie highest combined performances in masonry design competitions
By Lynn Nash
The Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association / J. Patrick Rand Scholarship is awarded annually to student(s) who earn the highest combined rankings from the Structure and Materials (ARC 232) Concrete Masonry design project and the Architectural Construction Systems (ARC 432) Masonry Design project.
This year, three students tied with the highest combined performances in the two masonry design competitions. Architecture students Patricia Chenery, Chelsea Sacks and Chase Hoke have been awarded scholarships which will be split evenly and available starting the spring 2012 semester.
Patricia Chenery and Chelsea Sacks won first place in the concrete masonry unit design project in Structures and Materials (ARC 232) last spring and went on to the national competition sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association. Their project won third place nationally and they were also on the team that won third place in the masonry building design project in Architectural Construction Systems (ARC 432) this fall. Chenery and Sacks are both graduate students in their third semester of the track three Master of Architecture program.
Chase Hokes is a third year BED/Architecture student and won third place in the concrete masonry wall design project in Structures and Materials (ARC 232) last spring. He was also on the team that won first place in the masonry building design project in Architectural Construction Systems (ARC 432) this fall.
Students in Pat Rand’s Architectural Construction Systems class reached a fruitful conclusion this October with student work being displayed in a three day exhibition in the West Gilbert Gallery.
The project was sponsored by the NC Mason Contractor’s Association and was juried externally with the Executive Director of NCMCA Lynn Nash in attendance for the deliberations.
Jurors for this year’s competition was Doug Burton, president of Whitman Masonry and Jason Miller, alumnus of the MArch program at the College of Design, faculty member at Appalachian State University and a practicing architect.
The jury recognized in first place: architecture students Kristin Veloza, Andy Park, Chase Hoke and Meredith Grantham who were awarded one semester’s in-state tuition that will be split evenly amongst the team members.
Second place students each received a 4′ Crick level and they were Palmer Fox, Jennifer Lenn and Worth Younts.
Third place students received a Rose mason’s trowel and those students were Stephanie Clinton, Patricia Chenery, Delia Murdock and Chelsea Sacks.
Fourth place winners each received a 6′ mason’s rule. Fourth place winners were Jeremy Konkel, Jay Holt, Brian Gaudio and Lyndsey Anderson.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.