Porter and Adzima awarded Sigmon Memorial Scholarships
Emily Porter and Alexander Adzima will share a semester’s tuition
By Lynn Nash
Emily Porter and Alexander Adzima are the winners of the Fourth Annual Appalachian State University NCMCA Sigmon Memorial Design Competition held in Boone in March. Porter and Adzima will share a semester’s tuition as their prize.
Twelve teams participated in the competition to design and model a hypothetical masonry in-fill building section as a graded assignment in the ASU Architectural Design Studio IV class.
Pictured above from left to right are Past NCMCA President Doug Burton, Chairman of the Sigmon Design Competition, who served as judge for the completion; Thomas May, Second Place; Anthony Walke, Third Place; Porter; Brenton Fiarcloth, and Vishal Shadadpuri Aswani, Fourth Place; David Jason Miller, AIA, ASU Assistant Professor of Building Science; Miles Smith, a former ASU facility member who served as a juror for the competition. Boone architect Hunter Coffey, AIA, (not pictured) also served as a contest judge.
The Sigmon Memorial Scholarship Design Competition at ASU and at NC State University is named in memory of brothers Dwyane and David Sigmon, and Dwayne’s son Randy.
About the Author
Lynn Nash is the Executive Vice President for the North Carolina Masonry Contractors Association.