Meet the Winners of the 2023 NAHB Student Competition

Student Chapters
Contacts: Sarah Weber
(202) 266-8654

Jontice Small
(202) 266-8941

The NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS) not only brings the industry together for the world's largest light construction show, it also showcases the next generation of leaders as high school and college students compete in the annual NAHB Student Competition.

For three days during IBS, 63 student groups had the opportunity to demonstrate the creative ways they applied classroom material to real-world home building situations. Each group presented a proposal to a group of construction executives who served as judges. Scoring reflected accurate market analysis, clear construction management planning, professional oral and written presentation and more.

Teams compete based on their schools' construction and construction management degree options. The four-year programs have the option to compete in production home or custom/small builder categories while high school programs compete in architecture or construction management tracks.

The following winners were announced during the Student Chapter Awards Ceremony at IBS 2023:

Four-Year Programs

Production Home

First Place: University of North Florida

Second Place: Texas A&M University

Third Place: Tuskegee University

Fourth Place: University of Florida

Fifth Place: University of Cincinnati

Rookie of the Year: Collin College

Custom/Small Build

First Place: Louisiana State University

Second Place: Utah Valley University

Third Place: California Polytechnic State University

Rookie of the Year: Illinois State University

Associate Programs

First Place: Kirkwood Community College

Second Place: North Dakota State College of Science

Third Place: Santa Fe College

Secondary Programs


First Place: Shadow Ridge High School

Second Place: Gadsden High School*

Third Place: York County School of Technology

Construction Management

First Place: Bartow High School*

Second Place: York County School of Technology

Third Place: Shelby County High School

To get involved and learn more about the NAHB Student Competition, visit

* First-time presenters at the NAHB Student Competition

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