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American Institute of Architects Cleveland hosts 2022 Sandfest at Edgewater Beach – raises funds for scholarships

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: Ten teams competed in a sandcastle and sand sculpture contest. This Route 66 sign was a part of Vocon’s entry in the contest titled “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” which won the prize for Best Sculpture. The AIA Cleveland Sandfest raises funds for the AIA Cleveland’s Architecture, Construction and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: This sand sculpture of a Guardian is part of an overall sand sculpture tribute to the Cleveland baseball team designed by members of a team from Yourkvich and Dibo, a Cleveland law firm.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: This sandcastle by AECOM, titled “Lego World Tour”, won the competition for the Best Sandcastle.

PHOTO BY CHUCK HOVEN

Saturday, August 6, 2022, American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland Sandfest, Edgewater Beach: This sand sculpture by GDP Group, titled “On the Edge of a New Frontier”, was voted “Best of the Beach”, receiving 352 votes out of 1,005 votes cast by visitors at the Sandfest.

American Institute of Architects Cleveland hosts 2022 Sandfest at Edgewater Beach – raises funds for scholarships

(Plain Press, September 2022)       On Saturday, August 6, 2022, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cleveland held its Sandfest, Edgewater Beach. Ten teams competed in a sandcastle and sand sculpture contest. The AIA Cleveland Sandfest raises funds for the Architecture, Construction, and Engineering (ACE) Mentor Program.

   Among the judges of the contests were some well known Clevelanders: Ward 15 Cleveland City Council Representative Jenny Spencer, Cleveland.com Art and Architecture Critic Steven Litt, Cleveland City Planning Commission Chair Lillian Kuri, 93.1 WZAK Radio Personality Ahmaad Crump, and Project Manager at Land Studio Erin Guido.

   The judges picked winners in three categories: Winner of the Best Sandcastle award was “Everything is Awesome” by AdCom.  Vocon’s entry in the contest titled “Get Your Kicks on Route 66” won the prize for Best Sculpture. Winner of the Best Theme was “RTA takes you everywhere” by RDL Architecture.

   Attendees at the Sandfest also had a hand in voting a sand sculpture the Best of the Beach. The GDP Group’s sand sculpture “On the Edge of a New Frontier” won 352 out of 1005 votes cast to be named Best of the Beach.

   The ACE Mentor Program is a nonprofit organization that helps prepare high school students for careers in Architecture, Engineering and Construction. The program provides mentoring to students by industry professionals and scholarships. Participating high schools include Collinwood High School, High Tech Academy, John Hay School of Architecture and Design, John Marshall School of Engineering, James Ford Rhodes High School, Lincoln West School of Science and Health, Max Hayes High School, New Tech East, New Tech West, Shaker Heights High School, Ted Ginn Leadership Academy, and Warrensville Heights High School.

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