Robert Lingo, a 2008 graduate of Cape Henlopen High School, was recently recognized for his accomplishments at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), where he is completing his fifth-year studies.
During an annual competition held just after the start of the spring semester, Lingo's entry was selected for the first-place award known as Best of School.
This competition is presented by the Virginia Housing Development Authority.
Lingo's work will now advance to the next round of competition to take place in Richmond later in March.
Architecture students from Hampton University, Virginia Tech-Blacksburg, Virginia Tech-Washington Alexandria Architecture Campus and the University of Virginia are eligible for this competition. Students spend two days designing a response to a problem created by faculty from one of Virginia’s architecture schools.
This year’s competition brief was to design a mixed-use building incorporating a fire station and housing for a site located in Alexandria, Va. Each school’s faculty reviews the submissions, sending up to 10 finalists from their respective schools to Richmond for final judging.
Lingo's entry was selected Best of School from among approximately 180 architecture students who entered at VT’s Blacksburg campus. His work, along with the work of nine other finalists from VT-Blacksburg, will next be sent to Richmond, Va., for final judging by a different jury composed of professors and professionals.
Lingo, an architecture major in Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies, was also named to Virginia Tech's dean's list for the fall 2012 semester.