“I was very proud to see our two student teams clearly present their winning projects,” said USC Professor Geoffrey von Oeyen. “The audience responses to the USC student projects were overwhelmingly supportive of this research that moved from the investigation of an urban site in Downtown Los Angeles to the detailed layup schedules and large performance mock-up constructions of the proposed FRP architectural systems.”

A second team from Clemson University took third place with its “Double Curvature” design. Like Clemson University’s first place team, the third place team created a unique column without the use of traditional mold techniques. However, instead of folding, the team used a rotisserie-like jig to weave fibers to create columns with a “double curvature.”