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MCTC Engineering Student Wins First in Architectural Competition

Gabriel Traknyak, a second-year engineering student at the Miller Career and Technology Center, recently won first place at the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architecture’s annual competition. The competition involved designing a museum to be sited opposite the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. The three-month project involved a computer design, sketches, justification, artistic renderings, and a model. Judging was by prominent local architects, including a Rice architectural professor and the Menil Museum curator. Over 100 students from schools across the six counties of the greater Houston metro area entered to compete for awards and scholarships.
Traknyak’s work will remain on display at the downtown office of the Architecture Center of Houston. John Sanders, the MCTC engineering teacher, says that Traknyak is a very talented, polite, and hard-working student. He was accepted directly into the five-year Master’s program at Kansas State University, an architecture school ranked by architects as the fifth best graduate program in the nation. Please mention you found this on www.KatyMagazine.com.

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