BY IRVING WEEKLY STAFF
Irving, Texas. October 26, 2013 –
High school students from any Texas public school district are invited to submit finished architectural designs for the 2013–14 Claycomb Student Architecture contest. The redesign of a library is the challenge, and entries will be judged by professional architects and instructors in twocategories, group or individual. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded in each category. First place wins $1,000, second place $500, and third $250.
To enter the contest, students should submit a completed entry form (pdf) and photo release(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3, 2014. Each project must include site and floor plans and a PowerPoint presentation highlighting the project’s features. The contest rules (pdf) outline complete details. Project submissions must be received in the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) office by 5 p.m. on April 1. A student can enter one project in each category. Winners will be announced in May 2014.
Claycomb and TASB Partners launched the Student Architecture Contest with a goal of creating opportunities for future architects. The first contest was open to 10 Central Texas school districts. For this year’s contest, library design was identified as an area of growing importance
to all public schools.
“Over the years, we have seen a transition in school libraries. Libraries are no longer just a place for research or storing books. They are media centers where students and teachers are integrating technology into the learning process,” said Bo Ledoux, Claycomb vice-president.
Students are asked to show how they would redesign an existing library in their school district, taking into account:
• The changing nature of education
• Digital, self-directed learning
• The role of technology
• Community and multipurpose use of space
The following criteria categories are suggested as guidelines. Final projects do not have to highlight each of the categories; however, design features must be outlined in the submission.
• Site Design: Architectural solutions and aesthetics; community multipurpose use of space; site planning; and traffic flow.
• Building Design: Elevation; floor plan; space relations; and flexibility, adaptability, and/or expandability.
• Sustainability: Use of green materials; water efficiency; energy efficiency; and indoor air quality and day lighting.
• Innovation: Tell us what is innovative about your project.
TASB Partners is the corporate sponsorship program established by the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) with the goal of creating partnerships that result in collaborative projects to support public education in Texas. Claycomb Associates, Architects, has been designing K-12 schools since 1984. In joining with TASB as a partner, Claycomb is continuing its mission to support Texas schools. More information about Claycomb is available at Claycomb.tasbpartners.org.
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