Last Saturday, we hit Edgewater Beach for AIA Cleveland Beach Day, the annual field day for northeast Ohio architecture and engineering firms to compete in the sand, while raising scholarship funds for the ACE Mentorship program. The beach was filled with people all day: watching the festivities of sandcastle building and beach volleyball tournament, eating at food trucks, or enjoying the new Edgewater Beach House.  It's no surprise that our sandcastle team chose to build the Beach House (which we are thankful stayed standing for the parade of castles!) Other favorite sand sculptures included AECOM's "May The Forest Be With You" and RDL's salute to the Cleveland Zoo, all celebrating the Metroparks' centennial.

Our volleyball team had the best threads on the field, unified in wearing their Bialosky Sports tees in that unmistakable blue. They eliminated a few teams on their way deep into the tournament, before finally losing a close one to a DS Architecture team.

You can see more photos of the day in Steve Litt's article for here

Final Sandcastle Competition Results:

First Place: AECOM (Third consecutive title)

Second Place: GPD Group

Third Place:  RDL Architects

People's Choice | Public Vote:  RDL Architects

Final Volleyball Competition Results:

First Place:  Perspectus | Robert Maschke Architects | Free Agents (Third consecutive title)

Second Place: Whiting-Turner Construction

Third Place:  Dealer Tire