|First Place Winner Mircea Eni (all images courtesy VIATechnik)|
|First Place Winner Mircea Eni (click images for larger view)|
Filling out the jury was Daniel Peddicord of Pepper Construction and Brian McElhatten of Arup Chicago. CEO Danielle Dy Buncio said that VIATechnik launched the competition about a month ago, after Lucas made known his interest in Chicago as a potential home to his project. “We wanted to host an unofficial contest where aspiring designers and architects could showcase their talents and passion for the Star Wars Franchise and its maker George Lucas, while helping Chicago become a destination for what will assuredly be an iconic Museum.”
Second Place recognition went to Andrew Issac Ng and Laura Kiyokane, both recent grads of the University of Michigan's Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning . . .