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Students Win Design Awards

RALEIGH, N.C. (November 29, 2023) – Four Wake Tech Architectural Technology students are celebrating well-deserved scholarship awards. AIA Triangle, a chapter of the American Institute of Architecture, awarded $3,000 in scholarships to Emma Paulsen, Hasten Goins, Glenn MacCormick, and Michael Mileski.

The students were recognized at the AIA Triangle's annual fall meeting on November 14. They were selected for scholarships after AIA Triangle board members reviewed design boards at Wake Tech's Southern Wake Campus in September. The students' work included digital, residential and commercial architecture designs, demonstrating proficiency in drafting, illustration, the principles of design and the fundamentals of construction and engineering.

First-year student Paulsen and second-year student Goins received Honor Awards, while MacCormick and Mileski, both second-year students, received Merit Awards.

For Paulsen, Wake Tech's architecture program has exceeded her expectations.

"Coming into the architecture program, I had a goal of learning what I can, getting my associate [degree] and going my own way. But this program has become such a big part of my life," she says. "It was so reassuring meeting members of AIA Triangle and realizing that my goals are attainable. I am so blessed to be given the tools and connections to pursue my career, my love for architecture and an education that seemed out of reach."

AIA Triangle supports students at both Wake Tech and North Carolina State University to foster the development of the future generation of architects. AIA Triangle established the scholarship program in 2009 to recognize and support students who, through their studio work, have distinguished themselves by their passion and commitment to design.

Wake Tech's Associate in Applied Science degree in Architectural Technology prepares students for careers in the architectural, engineering and construction industries and offers opportunities to transfer seamlessly to several North Carolina universities to pursue a bachelor's degree.

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