May 25, 2022

Washington, DC & Morristown, NJ – May 10, 2022 –Schindler Elevator Corporation and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) are proud to announce the winners of this year’s Schindler Elevate 2.0 competition.

Elevate 2.0 is an elevator design competition that pushed AIAS members to think beyond transportation from one floor to the next. This competition focused on reimagining the concept of the elevator, encouraging members to elevate the boundaries of architecture and to create future designs that could impact communities and elevator/escalators experiences.

The competition ran from September 1, 2021, to March 15, 2022, at which point a jury selected the top three entries.

FIRST PLACE | $2,500

Ayman Bitar & Yahia Abu Hijleh (An-Najah National University)



Khawla Abuzaheeda (An-Najah National University)



Hunter Pifer (Iowa State University)




The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of architectural education. For more information, visit or call (202) 808-0075.


About Schindler Elevator Corporation Schindler Elevator Corporation is the North American operation of the Switzerland-based Schindler Group, a leading global mobility provider of elevators, escalators and related services. Schindler supports sustainable urban development with safe, reliable and sustainable mobility solutions, moving more than one billion people every day all over the world. Behind the company’s success are over 69,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries.