2014 NC State Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Award
Dunsford, Gonzalez, and Swinson will share a semester’s in-state tuition
By Lynn Nash
The team of Sarah Dunsford, Paola Gonzalez, and Elijah Swinson has claimed the 2014 NC State Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Masonry Design Award and will share a semester’s in-state tuition as their prize.
Second place went to the team of Parker Stewart, Ryan Cooper, Torey Kiss and Zach Souders, who each won a Crick four-foot level as their prize. The third and fourth place team also won quality masonry tools as keepsakes.
NCMCA Past President Doug Burton and Raleigh architect and builder Vincent Petrarca of Tonic Design & Construction 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. Eleven teams participated.
The scholarship is named in memory of David, Randy, and Dwayne Sigmon. 2014 marks the fourteenth year for the NC State/NCMCA design competition.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.