Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Mock Architecture Firm Competition

WHAT IS THE MOCK FIRM COMPETITION?

The Mock Architecture Firm Competition is the next step in student-design competition. It is an exciting & innovative opportunity for students interested in the design/build industry to test their skills in a uniquely collaborative environment, compete on a national level and have their work evaluated by top industry professionals.

WHAT IS THE FOCUS OF THIS YEAR’S CONTEST?

This year’s theme is “Global Challenges: Architectural Solutions.” As we continue to make adjustments for the long journey into the 21st Century, we recognize the need and the privilege to utilize our talents and ideas to improve living conditions for our communities and beyond.. This year's International Skyscraper Challenge and Regional Homes Competition endeavors to achieve innovative dwelling solutions through vertical and single-family residential communities.

IS THERE A MIN/MAX FOR FIRM PARTICIPATION?

The minimum student participation for a mock architecture firm is two (2). The maximum number is four students plus one instructor. You can register as many teams from one class or one school as you like. However, only the top entry judged from among those submissions can qualify for finals.

WHO CAN ENTER?

Students who are currently in high school, and enrolled or previously enrolled in a technical. industrial or vocational design course. are eligible for the High School Division.

HOW DOES THE COMPETITION WORK?

Entrants are to submit concept sketches of the target project as a part of contest registration. Each sketch series must be accompanied by a minimum (1) one-page synopsis of your project proposal. .

The total collection of entries from each state are judged by contest sponsors in Chicago. All entries will qualify for finals unless submissions from a particular state number more than 10 or multiple entries are received from one school. In those cases the top-judged design idea will be selected to go to finals.

These finalists will gather in Chicago over a 2-3-day period in April to present the entirety of their work to a panel of industry professionals. The 2010 Most Outstanding Mock Firm along with the following will be awarded at the conclusion of the competition.

-Top Firm Organization
-Top Building Design
-Top Innovative Design
-Top Marketing Presentation

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