Kent State University May 4 Memorial Student Design Competition - Project Winners

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the events that took place at Kent State University on May 4th students took on the challenge to revisit the design competition for the memorial
Student Project for May 4th project

This past fall, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the events that took place at Kent State University on May 4th, 1970, all Undergraduate Architecture students and first-year Interior Design and Architectural Studies students took on the challenge to revisit the design competition brief calling for a memorial of the events that took place inside the campus fifty years ago. Students, guided by their studio instructors, worked during the last two weeks of the semester to research, reflect, and propose a new memorial in light of the current events and social issues taking place around our country and the world. 

Students first examined the May 4 Memorial's current site and were asked how it could be enhanced to have an even greater impact. The words "inquire, learn, reflect" are carved into the current memorial. Part of the project brief asked students to identify three additional words to guide their design in response to today's civil unrest and how the anniversary of the 1970 events connects to our current community and climate. The design challenge's goal was to highlight the events of May 4th, 1970, and to acknowledged and remind us to imagine and pursue a better future.

FIRST PLACE OVERALL (tie)

Student: Breanna Parker

Professor: Majeda Alhinai

Student: Jeremy Ellis

Professor: Luis Santos

FIRST PLACE BY YEAR LEVEL

First Year Student: Stefan Kuljnanin

Professor: David Thal

Second Year Student: Nguyên Lê

Professor: Kyle Zook

Third Year Student: Aiden Sisil

Professor: Keyla Hernandez

Fourth Year Student: Austin Pero

Professor: Daniele Beaulieu

HONORABLE MENTIONS: 

First Year

Jamie Spangler
Katie Armstrong
Austin Wright
Lilliana Aliberti
Georgia Coulter
Mya Mammana

 

Second Year

Sahvanna Morris
Dominic Holiday
Austin Bayer
Caden Klinger

 

Third Year

Jessica Huzzard 
Alex Kelley

 

Fourth Year

Caleb O’Bryon 
Bethany Wallace
Ryan Bertrand
POSTED: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:13am
UPDATED: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 - 8:48am