Meet the Winners of the NAHB Student Competition


Not only is the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) the largest annual light construction show in the world, it serves as a showcase for the next generation of home builders as hundreds of young people face off in the annual NAHB Student Competition.

NAHB’s 2020 Student Competition featured 60 teams that competed during IBS 2020 in Las Vegas, Jan. 20-22. This year’s competition included 39 four-year programs, 14 associate programs and seven secondary programs. The event was generously sponsored by Beazer Homes, Clayton Properties Group, Consort Homes, DR Horton, K. Hovnanian and Toll Brothers.

The winners were announced in a ceremony last week at IBS. See below for all of the winners, including the Rookie of the Year awards, which honor schools making their first competition appearance. And mark your calendars for next year’s IBS and Student Competition, Feb. 9-11, 2021, in Orlando.

Four-Year Programs

First Place: Michigan State University

Second Place: Brigham Young University

Third Place: University of Wisconsin - Stout

Fourth Place: Texas A&M University

Fifth Place: Tarleton State University

Rookie of the Year: Tuskegee University

Associate Programs

First Place: Kirkwood Community College

Second Place: Brigham Young University - Idaho Team 2

Third Place: Pennsylvania College of Technology Team 1

Rookie of the Year: Collin College

Secondary Programs

The student competition for secondary (high school) programs is broken into two categories: architecture and construction management.


First Place: Shadow Ridge High School

Rookie of the Year: Charles J. Colgan, Sr. High School

Construction Management

First Place: Dowell J. Howard Center

Rookie of the Year: Dowell J. Howard Center

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