On Tuesday November 12, 2019, the American Institute of Architects Staten Island Chapter conducted their annual Spaghetti-Marshmallow Building Contest. The event is a design competition open to students in grades 2nd through 8th. The rules are very simple…… DESIGN A STRUCTURE USING NOTHING MORE THAN SPAGHETTI & MARSHMALLOWS AND…… TO BE CREATIVE. The main goal is for students to explore their creativity through the world of Architecture. Inspiration can be drawn from any where that the student has interest and there are no limits on the type of structure that can be built. Working as a team is an option open to all participants.
This year’s event received participation by approximately 160 students from various Staten Island schools with submissions from students in 2nd grade through 8th grade. All submissions were judged by members of the American Institute of Architects Staten Island Chapter as well as American Institute of Architects New Jersey members. We traveled the world this year with the submissions. Below is a list of this this year’s Winners and attached are photos of some of the submissions.
Best in show – Shanya Tissera – 4th Grade – (PS 65) Leaning Tower of Pisa
1st place – Lucas Roster – 5th grade- (PS 32) – Parthenon
2nd place – Abigale Kamil 1st Grade, Isabella Kamil 3rd Grade, & David Kamil 4th Grade, (PS1) World Trade Center
3rd place – Alesander Jankowski –5th Grade – (St Clare’s) Coliseum
Honorable Mention – Grace Assile – 5th Grade – (St Claire’s) Leaning Tower Interpretation
1st place – Victoria Syty – 8th Grade – (St Clare’s) – Cinderella Carriage
2nd place – Peter Guilino – 7th Grade – (St Clare’s) – Eifel Tower
3rd place – Sarah Curley – 7th Grade – London Tower Bridge
Honorable Mention Jenna Ruiz – 7th Grade – Hudson Yards Vessel
Pella Windows Special Award – Lianna DiMartini – 7th Grade – St Clare’s – Notre Dame Statium