AACC students win graphic design and architecture awards

AACC’s Graphic Designers Win National Awards

Graphic designers in Anne Arundel Community College’s public relations and marketing office received three top awards in the 2013 Graphic Design USA’s American Graphic Design Awards’ national design competition that drew 8,000 entries from advertising agencies, graphic design firms, corporations, associations, universities, government and publishers.

The entries that won Certificates of Excellence were:
• The League for Innovation book – Designer, Allison Baumbusch-Ernst of Baltimore, assistant director of creative services; editor, Sue Donaldson of Crownsville.
• The Retirees Invitation package – Designer Heather Ailstock of Crofton, graphic designer; production design, Robin Ward of Edgewater, graphic designer; editor, Sue Donaldson.
• Late to the Party, AACC’s launch of its Facebook page – Designer, Allison Baumbusch-Ernst; digital marketing coordinator, Leah Bryce of Arnold; public relations assistant, Nick Bender of Edgewater; editor, Sue Donaldson.

The Graphic Design USA’s American Graphic Design Awards honor outstanding work of all kinds and across all media. The AACC creative services team also won three national awards earlier in the year in Graphic Design USA’s American Inhouse Design Award competition.

AACC Students Win State Architecture Awards

Anne Arundel Community College architecture students won three state community college awards, including the top award for delineation presented by the Maryland State American Institute of Architects. AACC architecture students have won the top delineation award for three consecutive years.

Marci Kendall of Baltimore won first place for Excellence in Hand Delineation for her project, “Philadelphia City Hall,” a project in Assistant Professor Robert Lowe III’s Architectural Design 2 class. Bernard Jeffers of Severna Park won a Jurors Citation in Design for his project, “Rebounding Lands – Assateague National Seashore.” In addition, Frederick Gramlich Jr. of Pasadena also won a Jurors Citation in Design for his project, “Abstracting Assateague.” Both Jeffers’ and Gramlichs’ entries grew out of projects in Professor Michael D. Ryan’s Architectural Design 4 class where a focus on sustainability design is emphasized.

The awards were presented Sept. 12 at the Maryland State American Institute of Architects’ annual Design Awards Gala. The event was held at the new John and Frances Angelos Law Center in Baltimore to recognize the outstanding architectural achievements of AIA members and architectural students. Community college student winners were honored along with university and professional winners. The out-of-state jury was made up of a team of practicing professional and university professors from the Ohio Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Kendall is continuing her architectural studies at AACC. Gramlich is building on his architectural studies and now is studying Construction Management at AACC. Jeffers transferred in May 2013 to University of Colorado Denver to continue his studies in Architecture.

AACC’s Architecture and Interior Design program includes degree programs in architecture, interior design and construction management, as well as certificates in architectural CAD, architectural illustration, construction management, construction entrepreneurship, interior design, and advanced interior design and landscape architecture design. A key part of the program is providing opportunities for students to work on real projects through service learning and community service. For information, call 410-777-2442.

About Anne Arundel Community College
Anne Arundel Community College is an award-winning, fully-accredited, public, two-year institution serving approximately 53,000 students each year through classes offered at more than 100 sites in Anne Arundel County or online. AACC offers national and regional studies leading to a degree, certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

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