December 14, 2020 / Member News

 Event Recap:  The Ultimate Gingerbread Design Contest Winners Announced

Last Thursday, we enjoyed a wonderful turnout for our winter fundraiser, “The Ultimate Gingerbread Design Competition“.

Our guests enjoyed two festive cocktail demos, with architectural designer and mixologist Nikolas Hill and our virtual audience watched as eight teams battled for the top prize, showing off their dazzling designs through the medium of video!

A Special Thank You To Our 2020 Judges:
Marco Legaluppi, Suzanne Frazier, FAIA and Monica Amtower.

See All 2020 Video Entries!
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Announcing Our 2020 Ultimate Gingerbread Design Contest Winners:

 First Place: Winans Chapel By Bridget Nugent 

Jury Comments: Superior Gingerbread Assembly — true to traditional methodology. Use of frosting as mortar is commendable. Flickering lights innovation appreciated.

 Second Place: Oh Boy What A City! 
 Building Team: InPLACE Design, Dustin Watson, AIA, Katie Livingston, Haris Koentjoro, Curtis Taylor, Andrew Fuller  

Jury Comments: Outstanding assemblage. Mr. Trashwheel and Natty Boh’s inclusion is witty and technically impressive.

Third Place + Peoples Choice Award Winner: Holmes Hall for the Holidays
Building Team: Elizabeth, David, and Rachel Daugherty

Jury Comments: Outstanding use of material. Exceptional attention to detail. Historic importance plus family’s sentiment and significance greatly appreciated by jury members.

 Honorable Mention: The Smoresonian, National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) 
Building Team: Baltimore Chapter, National Organization of Minority Architects (Bmore NOMA), Beresford Pratt, AIA, NOMA, Melanie Ray, AIA, NOMA, Calvin McCargo, Jr., AIA, NOMA

Jury Comments: Outstanding submission. Witty name. Professionally produced video also applauded. Recognition for creative surface detailing and application in addition to careful assembly.

Certificate of Recognition for Best Maximum Application & Use of Gumballs: Mei Mei B. (7 years old)

Certificate of Recognition for Best Maximum Application & Use of Frosting: Timon B. (9 years old)

Certificate of Recognition for Best Maximum Civic Engagement and Positive Public Health Message: Star B. (11 years old)

Certificate of Recognition for Best Filmography and Story Composition and Script Recitation: It’s A Miracle! Team: Bre’ Eaddy

Interested in sponsoring this unique event next year? Contact Margaret Stella at 

Thank You To Our Generous Sponsors!

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Ice Sculpture Sponsor

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