AIAS and Kawneer Announce 2009 Student Design Competition
June 10, 2009
The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and Kawneer
Company Inc. have announced the fourth annual national student design
competition. Sponsored by Kawneer and administered by AIAS, the
competition is designed to challenge students to learn about building
materials, specifically architectural aluminum building products
and systems, in the design of a municipal courthouse. The competition
is open to all students of architecture and design in North America,
with winning students/teams and their AIAS chapter receiving cash
prizes totaling $7,225 including $2,500 for the first place winning
Participants will be required to research, respond to and highlight
the unique aspects of designing a municipal courthouse that embodies
the surrounding community's history, religious and secular beliefs
and cultural differences. Municipal courthouses serve as a symbol
of authority in local communities, and as publicly funded buildings
need to contribute positively to the fabric of the area through
energy efficiency and security. In addition, participants will be
challenged to utilize green building principles, including consideration
of the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED) building standards, throughout the
Competition objectives also include building knowledge about materials,
products and installation, as well as creating a secure facility
that looks to the civic, cultural and service needs of the community
for the present and future. Submissions will be evaluated based
on ingenuity and originality, as well as appropriate use of sustainable
products and design clarity.
Three winning designs and three honorable mentions will be selected
by the competition's jury and winners will be announced December
21, 2009 via the AIAS website. The winning projects will be displayed
at the 2009 AIAS FORUM in Minneapolis, December 29, 2009 - January
1, 2010 and at the 2010 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition
in Miami, June 10 - 12, 2010. In addition, the AIAS chapter at each
school will receive a cash grant.
The registration deadline is Wednesday, October 14, 2009 and all
entries must be submitted by Friday, December 4, 2009.
to learn more about the 2009 Student Design Competition.
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