AFSF 2020 Design Ideas Collective


AFSF Design Ideas Collective

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco is pleased to offer its first ever Design Ideas Collective program for high school student participation. Offer your creative design solutions in this new venue for high school students.

Differing from AFSF’s annual High School Design Competition (which will be offered next in the Winter-Spring of 2021), the Ideas Collective is less architecture problem solving and more ideas-based thought exploration.

  • Think critically about circumstances our community faces
  • Propose creative solutions for a better future
  • Submissions reviewed by a select jury
  • Awards for each category entered

Find more details in the design brief.

We’re excited to see what ideas YOU generate!

Thank you to everyone who made the inaugural AFSF Design Ideas Collective a resounding success!!

Special recognition to the following students for their award-winning contributions:

best of class

Clarissa Jocelyn
#3 Wave-stallation
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 11th Grade

Exceptional submissions

Isaac Nystrom Rice
#6 Hexapod Quartet
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 10th Grade

Kiara Taylor
#7 Puzzle Pod
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 9th Grade

Eva Nusbaum-Faust
#9 Lily Pads
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 10th Grade

Distinction for Comprehensive Presentation

Travis Gee
#1 The Distanced Way
Lowell High School, 11th Grade

Distinction for Research & Space Planning

Krystal Li & Austin Wong
#2 Streets – Dining & Socializing
Lowell High School, 11th Grade

Distinction for ACTIVISM

Dylan Daryanani
#4 Activism
Lowell High School, 11th Grade 

Distinction for Environmental Context

Emilia Burkhart
#8 Waterscape Platforms
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, 9th Grade 

Distinction for Adaptability

Sophie Tan
#10 Diamond
Lowell High School, 12th Grade 

Distinction for PROGRAMMING

Caroline Chen
#11 Inception
Henry M. Gunn High School, 11th Grade

Stay tuned for details on the 2021 Design Ideas Collective next fall, to be announced by this Summer.

Student Work Examples