Bosco Tech Students Sweep Top Spots In Industry Design Competition

Don Bosco Technical Institute (Bosco Tech) students took first, second and third place in five categories at the 2016 Building Industry Association (BIA) of Southern California’s Architectural Design and Model Building Contest on May 11.

The students who are studying either Architecture, Construction & Engineering (ACE) or Integrated Design, Engineering & Architecture (IDEA) at the Tech competed against students from several local high schools. Bosco Tech students swept the following competition categories: Residential Technical, Residential Creative, Commercial Technical, Commercial Creative, and Structural Division for Bridges.

“We’re extremely proud of our hard working students and the results they are achieving,” said Bosco Tech President Xavier Jimenez. “Our engineering and architectural technology programs stress real-world application and feasibility in the design process. We firmly believe this is partly why students go on to experience success in their university studies and their professions.”

Celebrating its sixtieth year, Bosco Tech is an all-male Catholic high school that combines a rigorous college-preparatory program with a technology-focused education. With a 100 percent college acceptance rate each year, more than 60 percent of Bosco Tech graduates pursue STEM-related majors in their university studies. The innovative curriculum allows students to exceed university admission requirements while completing extensive integrated coursework in one of several applied science and engineering fields. Visit or call (626) 940-2000 for more information.

According to, Bosco Tech ranks in the top three of all-boys schools in the Los Angeles metro area and among the top 100 all-boys high schools in America. Founded in 2002 by Carnegie Mellon University students as, Niche provides reviews from everyday experts on neighborhoods, colleges, and K-12 schools to provide students, families and professionals with insight into important life decisions.

The Building Industry Association of Southern California is a nonprofit trade association representing nearly 1,000 member companies involved in planning and building Southern California’s communities.

Bosco Tech
2016 BIA Model & Design
Competition Winners

Schools from across the San Gabriel Valley participated in this annual competition. Bosco Tech students dominated the event and took home the following awards:
Residential Technical Division:
• 1st D. Casillas (IDEA)
• 2nd A. Sarmiento (IDEA)
• 3rd F. Castaneda (IDEA)

Residential Creative Division:
• 1st D. Casillas (IDEA)
• 2nd F. Castaneda (IDEA)
• 3rd A. Sarmiento (IDEA)

Commercial Technical Division:
• 1st K. Chiang (ACE)
• 2nd M. Sahagun (ACE)
• 3rd R. Akkari (ACE)

Commercial Creative Division:
• 1st D. Moreno (IDEA)
• 2nd S. Flores (ACE)
• 3rd Z. Solorza (ACE)

Structural Division for Bridges:
• 1st L. Cruz (ACE)
• 2nd J. Hernandez (ACE)
• 3rd A. Cisneros (ACE)