Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara
High School Design Competition
What It's All About
Every spring, there is an all-day design competition fashioned after the Architects Learning Exam held for Santa Barbara County High School Students. This program, started in 1991, introduces high school students to the world of architecture and the design process, through the frame of a fun learning experience.
This year, the 2023 High School Design Competition took place on Tuesday, February 28th at two different Charrette locations. The North County Charrette was held at Allan Hancock College and the South County Charrette was held at Direct Relief. A total of 81 students competed.
Twelve Finalists were selected and presented before a panel of four Juror on Saturday, March 4. The Juried Review was held at the Dunn School.
Congratulations to all who participated in the Charrette and Juried Review.
More about this exciting competition can be found in the Program Resource Information materials below.
If you would like to request an informational presentation to learn more about this competition, please contact AFSB.
High School Design Competition 2023
Top 6 Place Winners
1st Place: Ellie Gleason, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School
2nd Place: Ava Warmath, a senior at Dos Pueblos High School
3rd Place: Quinn Gleason, a sophmore at Dos Pueblos High School
Honorable Mention: Hailey Salas, a junior at Orcutt Academy
Honorable Mention: Kiersi Court, a sophmore at Providence High School
Honorable Mention: Rylan Schaller, a sophmore at Cabrillo High School
Pictured below (L to R)
Kiersi Court, Quinn Gleason, Ellie Gleason, Hailey Salas, Ava Warmath, Rylan Schaller
Finalists (L to R)
Quinn Gleason, Clancy Reagan, Ellie Gleason, Kiersi Court, Annie Heckerm Benjamin Barthel, Rylan Schaller, Hailey Salas, Ava Warmath (not pictured Braeden Rappozo, Lizzette Carlos and Christina Cantu)
Jurors Cass Ensberg, Susanne Tejada, Rosa Alvarado and Saad Sadig with Finalists.
Program Resource Information
High School Design Competition 2022
Top 5 Place Winners
*names match from left to right*
Ellie Gleason, a junior at Dos Pueblos High, won first place.
Clancy Reagan, a junior at San Marcos High, won second place.
Olivia Doman, a senior from Olive Grove Charter School, won third place.
Jack Van Thyne, a senior at San Marcos High, was awarded Honorable Mention.Ava Warmath, a junior at Dos Pueblos High, was awarded Honorable Mention.