LARCHMONT — Village native Nicholas Zangiacomi is a first-place winner in the 2010 Intrepid Design Competition for his team’s model for a state-of-the-art “green” aircraft restoration tent on the deck of the U.S.S. Intrepid.
The 2008 Mamaroneck High School graduate was one of 10 New York Institute of Technology students on the design team “Alphabet Soup,” which won first place and a $3,000 cash prize in the competition. Zach Sanzo of New City was also on the team.
Their first-place design will be used in a reconstruction of the hangar on the Intrepid, a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier converted into a museum on the Hudson River in Manhattan. The winners were announced this afternoon at the museum.
The competition, which kicked off in September, required students to design a new restoration tent within a $1 million budget, using sustainable and renewable energy technologies like wind and solar power. Finalists were chosen by a nine-member panel of judges from the college and the Intrepid Museum following a review of their projects at the end of October.
Prizes included first place ($3,000), second place ($2,400) and third place ($1,500).
The winning design will also be used to guide the curriculum of design classes in engineering, computing sciences, architecture and design at NYIT.
CAPTION: Renderings of the team’s award-winning design. (contributed)