The Annual Architectural Design Competition for High School Students

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ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO

2014 FORTY-FIFTH ANNUAL

HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s Forty-Fifth Annual High School Design Competition. This is an exciting competition where high school students put their design skills, creativity, spatial and analytical thinking and craftsmanship to the test. With the guidance of instructors, high school students design a building and communicate their design solutions through drawings and models. All high school students in both public and private schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to participate. This competition provides young thinkers with the opportunity to participate in what is a very unique learning project.

The Schedule for this weekend:

Saturday, April 26, 2014

10:00 am and 12:00 noon

SUBMISSIONS DUE

Entries must be submitted on Saturday, April 26, 2014 between 10:00 am and 12:00 noon at The Autodesk Gallery at One Market, 1 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA

- Sunday, April 27, 2014

10:00 am – 4:00 pm  JURY MEETS

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market, 1 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

4:00pm – 5:00 pm

AWARDS CEREMONY AND RECEPTION

The Autodesk Gallery at One Market, 1 Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco

 

DESIGN CHALLENGE

BRIEF:

You are challenged to design a new Youth Health and Fitness Center overlooking Crissy Field and the San Francisco Bay in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. The building will be a permanent fixture within the Presidio and will serve a variety of uses.

The mission of the Youth Health and Fitness Center is dedicated to serving local youths by providing the facilities, programming and education necessary in order to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. The Center is focused on developing healthy habits for kids to adopt and maintain while also providing an accessible facility for local youths of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds to actively engage in positive programming. Free to all children and young adults age 5-18, the Center is supported through funds generated by The Presidio Trust. The Center will run programs from within the facility and will also take advantage of its prime location within the Presidio – making use of the various cycling and running trails, the Main Post Lawn and Crissy Field to name a few. The Center will also serve as a meeting point for those interested in running clubs, hiking excursions, rowing/water sport clubs, etc.

As part of the Golden Gate National National Recreation Area, the Presidio offers visitors with unparalleled park access to preserved wildlife, historical buildings, recreational activities and breathtaking scenic views of San Francisco’s waterfront. With the redevelopment of Crissy Field, many historic barracks and hangar facilities were restored and re-envisioned as recreational opportunities for the local community to enjoy such as House of Air and Planet Granite – two alternative exercise activities in the form of a trampoline facility and a climbing gym respectively. Along with the extensive paths carved out throughout Crissy Field and the greater Presidio area, there are plenty of fantastic opportunites for promoting a healthy and active lifestyle. The Youth Health and Fitness Center will become a dedicated hub and main point of interest for those seeking to involve themselves in any of these activities that the Presidio has to offer.

In addition to providing active programming, the Center will also focus on educating youths on the importance of developing healthy habits to carry over into their adult lives. Seminars, discussions and classes regarding topics such as exercising properly, eating well, reducing stress, relaxation and communication will be provided for those interested.

DESIGN CRITERIA:

You are free to design as you see fit. Remember, there are no real right or wrong design solutions as this competition encourages you to be creative and original with your design intentions. Your design solution should have its own unique architectural presence on the site respective of the surrounding context. You are designing in a historically recognized environment and should be considerate of the site’s architectural context. Your design solution should be a carefully laid out proposal that meets the programmatic needs of the building. Overall, your design solution should be creative and inspiring and foster the goals laid out in this design challenge.

DOWNLOAD THE COMPLETE 45th Annual Design Competition Packet:

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Previous competitions and Winners:

44th Annual AFSF High School Design Competition Awards

 

2013 AFSF High School Design Award Winners

 

Number               Name                                       School

Best Design, Overall Superiority ($200+CCA Scholarship, $150, $100)

#7                    Eric Cheung                            Lowell High School

#29                  Sara Mon                                 LowellHigh School

#16                  Eli Bennett                              Lowell High School

 

Best Model ($100, $75, $50)

#3                    Waylon Ng                              School for the Arts/Build San Francisco

#24                  Daisy Ma                                 GeorgeWashingtonHigh School

#13                  Tony Chan                              Lowell High School

 

Best Graphic Presentation describing Design Solution ($100, $75, $50)

#28                  Jiaming Liu                             GeorgeWashingtonHigh School

#15                  Kay Bromley                           Alhambra High School

#9                    Jordan Morofsky                     Alhambra High School

Honorable Mention

#10                  Benny Lin                               Lowell High School

#21                  Alec Fong                               Lowell High School

#17                  Zola (Qiaolu) Li                      Mission High School/Build San Francisco

#18                  Emily Lao                               Lowell High School

#32                  Amy Oh                                  LowellHigh School

#22                  Laurence Lau                          Lowell High School

#6                    Katherina Piscchik                  Lowell High School

34 Participants from 5 High Schools

 Alhambra High School – 2 entries

Lowell High School – 25 entries

Mission High School/Build San Francisco – 1 entry

School for the Arts/Build San Francisco – 1 entry

George Washington High School – 5 entries

 Jurors:

Orlando Elizondo, SFUSD

Richard Hannum, AFSF Board of Directors

Glenn Katz, Autodesk

Jennifer Naselaris, Healthy Ocean Project

Anne Peskoe, Healthy Ocean Project

 High School Design Competition Chair and Author:

Ryan Lee. Woods Bagot, Chair & Author

 BIM Presentation ($100, $75, $50)

11x17 View of Staircase

#3                    Waylon Ng                              School for the Arts/Build San Francisco  

#13                  Tony Chan                              Lowell High School

#22                  Laurence Lau                          Lowell High School

 

BIM Honorable Mention

#17                  Zola (Qiaolu) Li                      Mission High School/Build San Francisco

10 Entries from 4 High Schools

 AlhambraHigh School – 1 entry

LowellHigh School – 7 entries

School of the Arts/Build San Francisco – 1 entry

Mission High School/Build San Francisco – 1 entry

 

BIM Juror:

Glenn Katz, Autodesk

Volunteers:

Carla Fowler

 

 

 

Announcing the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s Forty-Fourth Annual High School Design Competition

Dear High School Student and Educator,

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s Forty-Fourth Annual High School Design Competition. This is an exciting competition where high school students put their design skills, creativity, spatial and analytical thinking, and craftsmanship to the test. With the guidance of instructors, high school students design a building and communicate their design solutions through drawings and models. All high school students in both public and private schools in the greater San Francisco Bay Area are encouraged to participate. As a new component to this year’s competition, high school students from across the world will also be able to submit their designs in a special Autodesk Revit-only category. Broadening the reach of the competition will enable many other young thinkers to participate in what is a very unique learning project.

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is a nonprofit educational organization that involves San Francisco students in a mentored appreciation of architecture, engineering, construction and the design process. San Francisco reigns as one of the most architecturally significant and beautiful cities in the world. The environment of architectural diversity is extremely important to the vitality of this great city. Everywhere, the vibrant and complex layering of landscape, color, cultures and light produces experiences that unexpectedly reveal themselves. Since its inception in 1990, the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco has endeavored to reach out to the general public to establish an open dialog on the architectural future of this community.

For more information about the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco & to receive competition updates, visit the website at www.afsf.org or email Will Fowler at will@afsf.org.

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing your designs!

Sincerely,

Alan Sandler

Executive Director, AFSF

Will Fowler

Programs Director, AFSF

Ryan Lee

Woods Bagot, Chair & Author

44th HSDC Competition Program Summary

DESIGN CHALLENGE:

BRIEF:

You are challenged to design a temporary structure — an educational pavilion to support the America’s Cup

Healthy Ocean Project.

For the third consecutive year, the competition will follow a theme based on the America’s Cup race.The 34th America’s Cup, one of the oldest and best-known international sailing yacht competitions, will be coming to San Francisco in September 2013. The America’s Cup was named after the schooner America, of the New York Yacht Club, which beat a fleet of British yachts in a race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. It symbolized a great victory for the new world over the old, a triumph that unseated Great Britain as the world’s undisputed maritime power. The history and prestige associated with the America’s Cup attracts not only the world’s top sailors and yacht designers but an international audience as well.

The America’s Cup, billed as more than just a race, is committed to delivering a model sustainable sporting event and to leave a positive legacy in the local community on the sport of sailing. The Event Authority’s goal is to present the public with a series of events designed to deliver a positive message and to raise environmental awareness.

The Healthy Ocean Pavilion will serve the public’s desire to learn about the need for healthy oceans, to work on healthy ocean projects and to promote awareness of the current activities sponsored by the America’s Cup Event Authority in this area. You are charged with designing the temporary structure that will serve as an educational pavilion for the duration of the America’s Cup competition, after which the structure will be dismantled and removed from the site so as to leave no carbon footprint of the building behind. The structure needs to not only be temporary, but self-sustaining and constructed from sustainable materials. Students are encouraged to consider alternative uses for their pavilion designs after the America’s Cup concludes, either as a whole building relocated to another site for a different need or as an assemblage of materials used towards another purpose.

This pavilion will serve as a combination exhibition space and classroom for the general public, showcasing the connection between environmental awareness and the ocean. Your design solution should also consider the surrounding waterfront and architecture as well as have its own unique architectural presence on the site. You may consider but are not limited to any of the following solutions for your pavilion design: modular/prefabricated, mobile or stationary, or portable architecture. Since the pavilion is to be constructued with a limited life span, you may choose to design a single structure as a whole or a cluster of several building components throughout the site that link the program. Overall, your design solution should be creative and inspiring and foster the goals laid out in this design challenge.

 

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43rd Annual High School Architectural Design Competition 201

2012 High School Design Competition Results

Once again the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco produced remarkable design entries from students in the Bay Area. The judging was difficult and many deserving entries were selected. The results show the quality of architecture instruction available in Bay Area High Schools and are a credit to the students and their instructors. The winners are:

Best Design, Overall Superiority

Adrienne Pearce                                  Lowell High School

Kirill Volchinskoy                               Lick Wilmerding High School

Victor Godirez/Syed Hassan              George Washington High School

Best Model

Eric Cheung                                        Lowell High School

Lucas Decena                                      Lowell High School

Feng Cai                                              Lowell High School

Best Graphic Presentation describing Design Solution

Milo Leong                                          Lowell High School

Benny Lin                                            Lowell High School

Conner Bell                                         Alhambra  High School

Honorable Mention

Franky Kwan                                      George Washington High School

Renée Sweeney                                   Lowell High School

Henry Hammel                                    Lowell High School

Drew Cisterman                                  Alhambra High School

Anita Huang                                       George Washington High School

Jurors:

Chris Cratty, Graphic Designer, 34th America’s Cup Event Authority

Aaron Hyland, AIA, Principal, Architectural Resources Group, Inc.

Wesley Wernimont, Creative Director, 34th America’s Cup Event Authority

High School Design Competition Chair and Author:

Bolan Wing, Gensler

Adrienne Pearce Lowell High School and Instructor Julian Pollak

 

43rd Annual Architectural Foundation of San Francisco High School BIM Awards

Each Year, The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco, in partnership with Autodesk, awards a special prize to students who complete their design using Autodesk Revit Software. Images from the students’ creations are judged in a separate judging by experts in the use of Building Information Modeling software. This year’s judge was Mark Fairman, of Gensler Architects in San Francisco. His comments, which follow, demonstrate the level of admiration the  professionals have for the students’ work.

Judges Comments:

I am always amazed and inspired when I see work generated by ambitious young designers. Seeing such strong attention to detail, thoughtfulness of form and context, and provoking design both humble me and make me excited about the future of our built environment. Thank you all for the time and effort you put into these projects—hopefully it was as rewarding creating them as it was for me to review them.

There are many things that go into a successful project. An idea must have purpose, function, and evoke positive emotions from those interacting with the space. As designers, one of our most powerful tools for communicating our design intent is through imagery. We use different means to communicate this intent, from sketches and diagrams to realistic renderings, but the important thing is that our ideas are appropriately conveyed.

My review and judging of the submitted projects is not based on design of the work, but how effective the designer was in communicating their design intent through imagery.

First Place, Entry #33 by Drew Cisterman
Alhambra High School

Understanding a project’s context is one of the most important things in developing a successful project. Showing that context greatly affects how an image comes across to the viewer. This student incorporated their pavilion into its surroundings quite well. They also included closer views to show their attention to detail. Mastery of modeling software is important, but just as important is the entourage added to make a scene feel realistic.

 

First Place BIM Award

Second Place, Entry #14 by Franky Kwan
George Washington High School

The more complicated and technical a project is, the more difficult it is to illustrate those design qualities through a rendering. While ground plane perspectives are the most “realistic” and give the viewer a sense of what it would be like in a particular space, showing a rendered elevation view can give a great overview of the design. This student has a great sense of composition, and uses light quite well to accentuate the more aggressive moves of the building.

 

Second Place BIM Award

 

Third Place, Entry #41 by Alan Puah
Piedmont Hills High School

It is very common for designers to show distant axons of their projects. Although these views are important to see the overall massing of a building, it is through eye level perspectives that a viewer can become more intimate with a project. You can see the materiality, lighting of interior spaces, and relationships between parts of the building so much better from eye level. This student captured these things in his rendering, successfully showing the approach to the building as it would it be when built.

 

Third Place BIM Award

 Thanks again to all those who entered the competition. You are all very talented, and I hope your design pursuits are rewarding

Mark Fairman, Gensler Architects

A Description of This Year’s Program Follows:

COMPETITION SUMMARY:

Program: ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO’S ANNUAL HIGH SCHOOL DESIGN COMPETITION

Sponsored: WE ARE PROUD TO HAVE AUTODESK AS THE SPONSOR OF THIS YEAR’S COMPETITION BY:

Design “Pier 7″: AMERICA’S CUP SAILING CENTER

CHALLENGE:

Eligibility: Open To All High School Students Of The Greater San Francisco Bay Area

Educational: Increase your awareness of the relationships between space, human scale & function.

Objectives: Exercise your analytical abilities & creativity in solving the problems defined in this program. Gain experience in communicating your planning & designing ideas through drawings & models. To gain experience in recognizing the varied problems in planning and designing functional spaces for defined uses.

Costs: NO ENTRY FEE & NO PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

Awards: THIS IS A JUDGED COMPETITION WITH AWARDS

Schedule:

February 2, 2012 –> Competition Distribution
February 11, 2012 –> Autodesk Revit Training
April 21, 2012 –> Competition Entries Due
April 22, 2012 –> Awards Ceremony & Reception Schedule

Contact:

Will Fowler
PROGRAMS DIRECTOR | ARCHITECTURAL FOUNDATION OF SAN FRANCISCO
415.393.9963
Will@afsf.org

BOLAN WONG
LEED AP | COMPETITION COMMITTEE CHAIR & AUTHOR | ASSOCIATE, GENSLER
415.836.4321
Bolan_wong@Gensler.com

DESIGN CHALLENGE:

Brief:
You are challenged to design the Pier 7: America’s Cup Sailing Center. The 34th America’s Cup, one of the oldest and best-known international sailing yacht competitions, will be coming to San Francisco in 2013. The America’s cup was named after the schooner America, of the New York Yacht Club, which beat a fleet of British yachts in a race around the Isle of Wight in 1851. It symbolized a great victory for the new world over the old, a triumph that unseated Great Britain as the world’s undisputed maritime power. The history and prestige associated with the America’s Cup attracts not only the world’s top sailors and yacht designers but an international audience as well. The Pier 7: America’s Cup Sailing Center is a new building and pier that will support the America’s Cup event and will continue its life as a center for sailing after the event. You are charged with designing the building and the surrounding pier that supports viewing, learning, and experiencing the rich history and culture of sailing in the San Francisco Bay Area. The center will showcase to the public the rich history of America’s Cup and sailing. The center will also be resource for the local community and visitors to San Francisco, teaching those interested how to sail both in the classroom and on the water. This center will serve as a combination exhibition space and classroom. The pier will remain open to the public and will foster a wide range of activities including viewing the bay, fishing, sailing, exercising, and eating, in addition to other planned activities and events. Your design solution should consider the surrounding waterfront and architecture as well as have its own unique architectural presence on the Bay. You may consider any of the following in your solution for your building and pier design: temporary or permanent, prefabricated, floating, mobile or stationary, or portable architecture. You design solution should be creative and inspiring and foster the goals laid out in this design challenge.

Site:
The building will be sited on the northeast waterfront of San Francisco at the end of Pier 7. Pier 7 is located at the foot of Broadway along The Embarcadero and extends approximately 900 feet out into The San Francisco Bay. Currently Pier 7 is open to the general public and acts as an
observation point and fishing pier. The proposed site offers stunning views of the City and the Water. Views to The San Francisco Bay include the San Francisco Bay Bridge, Treasure Island, and Angel Island in the distance. Views to the City include Downtown San Francisco with the Transamerica Pyramid and Coit Tower in the distance. The site is in walking distance to many popular San Francisco tourist attractions including Pier 39 to the North and the Ferry Building to the South. The site is easily accessible by public transportation. Public parking is available at nearby parking lots. As alternative modes of transportation are encouraged, there will be no new vehicular parking on or around
the site.

You are given a 200′ x 200′ site. Your pier design may be of any shape or configuration and may fill the entire 200′ x 200′ site or any portion thereof and should be connected to the existing walking pier. You may place your building design anywhere on the pier of your design. Your design solution for the pier will be shown on your site plan drawing. The entire pier design does not need to be built in your model.

Sustainability:
A fundamental goal of this building is to embrace sustainability. In order to reduce the overall impact of the building on the natural environment, this center may consider integrating innovative green building strategies that help increase energy and water efficiency, use renewable energy and materials, and reduce consumption, pollution, and waste. The building should consider careful building orientation, natural day lighting, smart shading systems, water conservation, and photovoltaic solar collectors among other strategies. Where possible, the building and site should showcase green building methods used to educate the public on sustainable architecture. Research into the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system is encouraged.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:
The Pier 7: America’s Cup Sailing Center should be at least a two story structure. There is no predetermined building height limit, however the surrounding existing architecture and views should be considered when designing the height of your design. The building can be situated anywhere
on the given site, but in an effort to maintain light, air, views, open space and minimize the footprint, the building itself must fit within an 80 feet by 160 feet rectangular plot. The Center will include the following spaces. Additional spaces may be added at your discretion; however it must add value to the building program and be in line with the center’s mission.

BUILDING PROGRAM: Your building design must include spaces for the following uses:

• Main Entrance & Lobby: (300 sq. ft.) This will serve as the gateway into the building from the exterior and must be easily visible to the public. The lobby includes a large digital display wall that will announce upcoming exhibitions, events, and sailing classes occurring at the center. There will also be a small information desk for two staff members to greet and assist visitors.

• Exhibition Space: (1400 sq. ft.) This space will house exhibitions on the history of the America’s Cup and sailing. It may be used for event gatherings as well. This space should be flexible for many uses and should have the ability to be broken up into multiple smaller exhibition spaces. It should have an abundance of natural light. This space should be in close proximity to the Lobby and vertical circulation. The exhibition space should have high ceilings and can be on multiple levels.

• Lecture Hall/ Classroom: (700 sq. ft.) This small lecture hall will provide a meeting place for sailing classes for all levels, beginners to advanced sailors. A small, elevated stage should be provided for instructors and demonstrations. This room should be able to seat at least thirty people. Seat arrangement can be furniture seating or integrated into the building’s architecture, but should be tiered. The lecture hall may open up into the exhibition space for larger events.

• Gift Store: (700 sq. ft.) A gift store should be located within the building. This store will sell a wide selection of sailing‐related merchandise, memorabilia, souvenirs and gear. This will be the location of America’s Cup official store leading up to and during the event.

• Food Vender Booths: (600 sq. ft.) This building will house at least four food vendor booths that will be open to the public. Rotating food vendors that include food truck owners, local restaurants, Ferry Building Market owners, and local farmers will operate in the booths. Each booth should be adjacent and sectioned off from one another. This space must have direct access to the exterior and seating should be provided at an adjacent outdoor space. This pier will be a lunch destination on typical day. The food booths will also operate during special events on the pier and at the building.

• Administrative Offices: (250 sq. ft.) This space is used for the day‐to‐day operations of the building and pier including event and exhibit preparation and building and pier maintenance. Space should be allocated for a Director’s office and cubicles for at least two support personnel.

• Restrooms: (300 sq. ft.) Provide one ADA compliant restroom for each gender. Each restroom will be 150 sq. ft. and will have two stalls and one sink.

• Storage: (100 sq. ft.) This is storage for the entire building and will include janitorial supplies, office supplies and furniture storage.

• Circulation: (no predetermined area) This building circulation includes stairs, elevator and adjacent lobbies, and corridors. The elevator must have a minimum clear inside dimension of 5′‐8″ wide x 4′‐6″ deep. The stair must be at least 5′‐0″ wide.

• Roof Deck: (no predetermined area) The roof should be utilized to its maximum potential. It not only serves as one of the prime viewing locations during the America’s Cup races, on a typical day, visitors should be able to sit, linger, have lunch, and enjoy the views of the San Francisco Bay. This roof should be an architectural feature of the building.

PIER PROGRAM: Your pier design must include exterior spaces for the following uses:

• Site Amenities: Amenities that must be included on the pier are seating, bike racks, shaded areas and areas for fishing.

• Outdoor Event Space: An outdoor event space should be located on the pier. Activities in this space may include exterior exhibition space, small public gatherings, outdoor exercising like yoga or tai chi, and private parties.

• Video Screen: The America’s Cup race will be broadcasted around the world. In addition to watching the race live, a large video screen should be planned on the pier to view the broadcast. This screen can be temporary and set up when needed or a permanent design element on the building. After the America’s Cup event, the screen will be utilized for a weekly “Movie on the Pier” event.

• Boat Docks: Plan for a small number of sail boats to be docked at this pier. These boats will be owned and operated by the Center and will be used as training and rental boats. Unique show boats will also be displayed. During the America’s Cup event, the racing teams will showcase
their state‐of‐the‐art racing boats to the public at this dock.

• Seating: In addition to general outdoor seating, tables and seats should be planned near the food vender
booths and around the video screen.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

1. DRAWINGS:

Provide the following presentation drawings:

• Floor plans of building | 1/4″ = 1′-0″ scale | Include furniture, room names, and north arrow.
• One elevation of building | 1/4″ = 1′-0″ scale | Elevation view that best describes your design. Include a person for scale.
• One building section of building | 1/4″ = 1′-0″ scale | Section view that best describes your design. Include a person for scale.
• One site plan | 1/16″ = 1′-0″ scale | Include the building (roof plan view) and surrounding pier. Label all site elements and include a north arrow.

Drawings must clearly communicate the design solution through selection of appropriate drawing views, clarity of line work, and thoughtful layout and mounting of drawings onto board(s). Each drawing must be labeled with the drawing name (i.e. First Floor Plan, West Elevation) and the scale of the drawing. Rendering materiality and casting shadows is encouraged. Providing drawings at a smaller scale of drawings is acceptable only when the design scheme does not fit on the boards. Providing additional drawings beyond the minimum described above is allowed. Presented drawings must be mounted on rigid 32″x 40″ boards, mounted VERTICALLY (32″ length side at the top and bottom of the board when viewed). A minimum of (1) board and a maximum of (2) boards are allowed. Drawings may be in ink, pencil or both. Hand-generated or CADD drawings are acceptable. Use of color is NOT permissible. Drawings can only be black, white and shades of grey.

2. MODEL:

• Build one physical presentation architectural model of your building design at 1/4″ = 1′-0″ scale.

Models can be made of any materials, including foam core, museum board, card board and found objects. Models can only be black, white and shades of grey. Use of color is NOT permissible. The direction of North must be noted on the model. The base of the model must be a rectangular. The base size must be 20″ in one direction and 40″ or less in the other direction. Longer models may be separated into (2) sections if needed. Entire pier site does not need to be built in the model.

3. DESIGN DESCRIPTION:

Provide the following design description:

• Design Solution Title | Give a title to your design that best describes your design solution and strategy. (i.e. “Bird Perch”, “Sea Sails”, “Rising Steps”, etc…)
• Design Narrative | Compose a thoughtful and concise description of your design solution and strategy. This may include your design inspiration and what you are trying to achieve with your design. Narrative should be no more than (4) four sentences and should be typed or neatly hand printed and mounted on the front side of the presentation drawing board along with the drawings.

4. COMPUTER PERSPECTIVE RENDERINGS:

This is an optional submission and is judged separately from the other award categories.

• Provide three (3) 3D computer generated perspective renderings of your building design. Two of the renderings must be exterior views and one of the renderings must be an interior view. These are the best views describing your design solution.

3D computer generated renderings must be produced using Autodesk software (Revit Architecture, Autodesk Project Vasari, AutoCAD or Autodesk 3ds Max). Submission requirements include one color print of each of the required views (3 total) on 11″x17″ size paper and one CD containing the digital files in high resolution JPEG format of your renderings. Label the back of the prints and the CD with entrant’s name, school and software used.

5. GENERAL GUIDELINES:

Entrant’s name and school must be written on the BACK of the drawings board and the BOTTOM of the model base. No names or identifying marks shall be placed on the front face of any drawing or model. Student must ensure that their entry fits within the presentation requirements. Any deviation from these presentation requirements including smaller or larger sized drawing or model boards, board orientation, or missing requirements may disqualify the entrant from that portion of the competition. Disqualifications of non-conforming entries are at the judges’ discretion.

AWARDS:

1. BEST DESIGN | Awards for overall superiority in design solution, model, and graphic presentation.

•1st Place | $200.00 & CCA Summer Scholarship*  •2nd Place | $150.00  •3rd Place | $100.00

2. BEST MODEL | Awards for best model describing design solution.

•1st Place | $100.00  •2nd Place | $75.00  •3rd Place | $50.00

3. BEST DRAWINGS | Awards for best drawings describing design solution

•1st Place | $100.00  •2nd Place | $75.00  •3rd Place | $50.00

4. BEST AUTODESK 3D RENDERINGS | Optional category, Awards for best 3D computer generated renderings describing design solution

•1st Place | $100.00  •2nd Place | $75.00  •3rd Place | $50.00

5. HONORABLE MENTIONS | Honorable mention awards will be presented to noteworthy submissions at the discretion of the judges.

6. CERTIFICATE OF PARTICIPATION | Certificate of Participation will be presented to all entrants. *CCA Summer Scholarship. Through the generosity of the California College of the Arts, the Best Design 1st Place prize winner will be offered a full tuition scholarship to CCA’s Summer Pre-college Program in Architecture. CCA’s Pre-college Program is a four-week intensive studio experience offered in July, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm at the Oakland campus. The student will earn 3 units of college credit. The value of the scholarship is $2,700.00 per student.

DATES & LOCATIONS:

START | FEBRUARY 2, 2012. Competition is distributed to high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area and posted to the Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s website.

DESIGNING | FEBRUARY 2, 2012 – APRIL 21 2012. Students work on their designs, drawings and models.

AUTODESK REVIT TRAINING | FEBRUARY 11, 2012 I 10:00am – 3:00pm LOCATION | 901 MISSION STREET, SUITE 110, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103. The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco will provide a one day introductory training in Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 for teachers and students who are interested. Schools are encouraged to send teams of instructors and students to this training. To join the training session, send an email to will@afsf.org. Use “Revit Training” in the subject line and include your contact information in the body of the email. You will be notified be email of your acceptance. Students may download a free copy of Autodesk Revit Architecture 2012 athttp://students.autodesk.com.

COMPETITION ENTRIES DUE | SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2012 between 10:00am – 12:00pm (noon) SUBMITTAL LOCATION- The Autodesk Gallery at One Market, Market Street, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA  94105
Bring your submission (presentation drawing board(s), model, and optional 3D perspective print outs & CD) to the submittal location within the 10:00am to 12:00pm window of time. You will be asked to fill out a registration form when submitting your entry. Submittal location will be posted on the AFSF website (2) weeks prior to submittal due date and instructors will be notified. For competition updates, please send an email to Will Fowler, will@afsf.org. Please note that late submittals will not be accepted! No exceptions!

JUDGING | SUNDAY, APRIL 22, 2012 I 9:00am – 4:00pm  LOCATION IS SAME AS SUBMITTAL LOCATION Judges Only. A distinguished panel of judges will review every submission in private and determine the award winners.

AWARDS CEREMONY & RECEPTION | APRIL 22, 2012 I 4:00pm – 5:00pm LOCATION IS SAME AS SUBMITTAL LOCATION. All entrants, their parents and respective faculty instructors are invited. Winners will be announced and awards will be presented at this time. Doors open promptly at 4:00pm.

ENTRY PICK-UP | APRIL 22, 2012 | 5:00pm All entries should be picked up following the awards presentation including the winning entries. Any entries left after the reception will be discarded.

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