2009 Competition Results
To view the
winning models, follow these easy steps.
- Open the 2009 Winning Schools (kmz file) in Google Earth 5.0.
- Turn on the 3D Buildings layer (it's in the Layers list, in the lower-left corner of your screen).
- Double-click on "Start tour here" in the left Places panel. The tour will fly to each winning bridge. Click the play button to continue the tour.
Check out the winning bridge collections modeled by the following students:
School of Architecture and Construction Management
Washington State University, United States
School of Design
Hochschule Augsburg - University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Nohad A. Toulan School of Urban Studies & Planning
Portland State University, United States
University of Wisconsin, Madison, United States
Institus Universitaires de Technologie d'Annecy-Le-Vieux, France
Arhitektonski fakultet, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Abilities, United States
"We were impressed with the exceptional effort put in by all the participants. Entries were scored on the following criteria:
- level of detail
- use of textures
- overall aesthetics
The numerous models submitted by Jason Wong and Tobias Merk, first and second place winners respectively, demonstrated consistently exceptional skill in the use of SketchUp. Overall, we were impressed with the variety of bridge types chosen, such as pedestrian, rail, and highway. We were also pleased to see so many historical bridges. We'd like to thank all of the students for the tremendous amount of work that went into modeling such complex and beautiful structures from all over the world. Congratulations on creating something that is worthy of the world's eye."
Our thanks go out to Dan Peterson and David Thorp, who filled in for Mark Roche and Kevin Gilson due to last minute scheduling conflicts.
Senior Transportation Engineer
New York, NY
Daniel Peterson is a Senior Transportation Engineer with Arup, responsible for designing transportation infrastructure including bridges, highways, and terminals. He is presently involved in developing the form and configuration of the 3-mile long Tappan Zee Bridge in NY and introducing rail and bus rapid transit to its abutting 30-mile corridor. With degrees in both Sculpture and Civil and Transport Engineering, Daniel has an appreciation for how our infrastructure shapes the quality of experience of its users.
Bonnie is the Principal at 3DVinci and has been writing books on SketchUp since 2002. She's been a familiar face to the SketchUp team for many years with frequent visits to our office and user conferences. Her books have garnered a loyal following, thanks to Bonnie's easy-to-follow, hands-on, tutorial approach. She holds a BS and MSE in structural engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and worked for several years in bridge design. As both a seasoned SketchUp expert and structural engineer, Bonnie is well suited for participating on this illustrious panel of judges.
David W. Thorp
Design Visualization Manager
Dave is a senior Design Visualization Specialist and oversees a team of 14 artists for Parsons Brinckerhoff’s Project Visualization group. With more than 13 years of experience Dave has developed skills using many of today’s most advanced computer graphic tools and techniques. David has produced numerous photo-realistic visual simulations using a combination of 3D computer modeling, view matching, illustration and raster based painting techniques. This skill set has been applied to transportation, engineering and architectural related projects and presentations around the world.