AFSF Design Ideas Collective

Ages:High School

Types:Submission, Presentation

Categories:Architecture, Design

Scope:International

Registration Opens
Sep 13, 2021 10:00am
America/Los_Angeles

Registration Closes
Nov 19, 2021 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Registration Not Currently Available

Spurred by future-altering events we collectively experienced, the AFSF launched the Design Ideas Collective challenging students to consider how design thinking could address current issues at hand and create a path forward for a better future.

2021 DESIGN IDEAS COLLECTIVE

As we're contemplating the intersection of the housing crisis and climate change, while also anticipating the growth need of increasingly dense cities, how can we better envision our urban communities for a sustainable future? For participation in this year's Design Ideas Collective, the challenge is to design a housing community that meets our future needs while also creating an inviting and vibrant public realm.

A thought exercise presented at various scales to consider, participants are asked to think critically about how a community is connected and what factors contribute to a livable environment.

To start, participants will be given typical parcels to work with that combine to form a single city block. They have 4 total blocks to consider in their design. Their community should consider housing density and how these homes are laid out while also integrating areas for transportation, energy-generation, green space and street safety strategies. Be sure to tell a story and narrate the vision – the design should have a big idea attached to it as the basis for the concept. There are no limits to participants creativity.

Award categories for Distinction, Exceptional Submission and Best of Class will be given for the best proposals put forth. Please note that Judges reserve the right to adjust awards and categories as they best see fit to provide recognition for projects entered into the competition.

Best of Class
1st Place | $200 2nd Place | $150 3rd Place | $100

No entry fee and no pre-registration is required.

This is a judged competition with monetary awards.

Participants in the 2021 AFSF Design Ideas Collective may choose to enter as an Individual or as a Group participant. As a Group Entry participant, you may work in teams ranging between 2-3 people. The final deliverable for entry into the collective is a Google Slides Presentation along with a brief video (no more than 2 minutes maximum) to better explain your thinking to the judges. Participants present their design ideas by incorporating any of the following items to best describe the design solution: • Drawings — sketches, diagrams, scaled drawings (hand drawn or computer-aided drawings) in plan, elevation, section, axon, and/or perspective. Scaled drawings must indicate a scale bar and north arrow for reference. • Models — images of physical models and/or digital models. This can be a single final model, a series of studies, or both. • Renderings and collages — hand drawn illustrations and/or digitally rendered models. • Collages and Image References — digital and/or scanned or photographed collages, image references to convey design intent. • Writing — written description of the work and thought process. Give the project a title that best describes the design. Compose a thoughtful and concise description of the design solution and strategy. This should include the inspiration and what the proposal is trying to achieve. This is the opportunity to articulate any other ideas that aren’t as easy to read from the drawings and models alone such as material choices or site ideas relative to the larger context.

Below is a breakdown of judging criteria that will be used to evaluate your submission. • Big Idea - What is the narrative for your design? Each project should be grounded in a big picture idea that may be inspired by your interest such as the site, the program, the users, design composition, history, view corridors, etc. Develop a concept for what you’re trying to achieve and make that evident in your drawings, models and written description. • Design Function - How does your design function and is it conducive to a realistic working solution? Consider programmatic adjacencies (what things are next to what?), circulation routes to and from spaces and access to light, air and views. User experience should be carefully considered − think about the different type of people who may be visiting aspects of your design and how their interactions might differ. • Design Aesthetics - Do you have a compelling solution that visually carries your big idea forth? Consider spatial composition. How does your design read from multiple vantage points on site? • Technical Execution & Presentation Clarity - Is your design thinking clearly presented through well-executed drawings and/or models? Use your presentation skills to curate a well-thought- out and compelling project. • Process - Did you include images of your thought process leading up to your design solution? From conception to execution, the journey is just as important as the final product and we would like to see some of your process work. Document study models, include diagrams, sketches, whatever it may be that helped lead you to your conclusion and helps you narrate your thinking.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: https://www.afsf.org/programs/design-ideas-collective/

Managing Organization: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Contact:
Ryan Lee
ryan@afsf.org
415-393-1492

Entry Fee: $0

Eligibility:
The program is distributed to all high school students throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area but participation is both encouraged and welcomed from all high school-level students globally.

Registration Opens
Sep 13, 2021 10:00am
America/Los_Angeles

Registration Closes
Nov 19, 2021 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles

Overview

Spurred by future-altering events we collectively experienced, the AFSF launched the Design Ideas Collective challenging students to consider how design thinking could address current issues at hand and create a path forward for a better future.

2021 DESIGN IDEAS COLLECTIVE

As we're contemplating the intersection of the housing crisis and climate change, while also anticipating the growth need of increasingly dense cities, how can we better envision our urban communities for a sustainable future? For participation in this year's Design Ideas Collective, the challenge is to design a housing community that meets our future needs while also creating an inviting and vibrant public realm.

A thought exercise presented at various scales to consider, participants are asked to think critically about how a community is connected and what factors contribute to a livable environment.

To start, participants will be given typical parcels to work with that combine to form a single city block. They have 4 total blocks to consider in their design. Their community should consider housing density and how these homes are laid out while also integrating areas for transportation, energy-generation, green space and street safety strategies. Be sure to tell a story and narrate the vision – the design should have a big idea attached to it as the basis for the concept. There are no limits to participants creativity.

Award categories for Distinction, Exceptional Submission and Best of Class will be given for the best proposals put forth. Please note that Judges reserve the right to adjust awards and categories as they best see fit to provide recognition for projects entered into the competition.

Best of Class
1st Place | $200 2nd Place | $150 3rd Place | $100

No entry fee and no pre-registration is required.

This is a judged competition with monetary awards.

Process

Participants in the 2021 AFSF Design Ideas Collective may choose to enter as an Individual or as a Group participant. As a Group Entry participant, you may work in teams ranging between 2-3 people. The final deliverable for entry into the collective is a Google Slides Presentation along with a brief video (no more than 2 minutes maximum) to better explain your thinking to the judges. Participants present their design ideas by incorporating any of the following items to best describe the design solution: • Drawings — sketches, diagrams, scaled drawings (hand drawn or computer-aided drawings) in plan, elevation, section, axon, and/or perspective. Scaled drawings must indicate a scale bar and north arrow for reference. • Models — images of physical models and/or digital models. This can be a single final model, a series of studies, or both. • Renderings and collages — hand drawn illustrations and/or digitally rendered models. • Collages and Image References — digital and/or scanned or photographed collages, image references to convey design intent. • Writing — written description of the work and thought process. Give the project a title that best describes the design. Compose a thoughtful and concise description of the design solution and strategy. This should include the inspiration and what the proposal is trying to achieve. This is the opportunity to articulate any other ideas that aren’t as easy to read from the drawings and models alone such as material choices or site ideas relative to the larger context.

Criteria

Below is a breakdown of judging criteria that will be used to evaluate your submission. • Big Idea - What is the narrative for your design? Each project should be grounded in a big picture idea that may be inspired by your interest such as the site, the program, the users, design composition, history, view corridors, etc. Develop a concept for what you’re trying to achieve and make that evident in your drawings, models and written description. • Design Function - How does your design function and is it conducive to a realistic working solution? Consider programmatic adjacencies (what things are next to what?), circulation routes to and from spaces and access to light, air and views. User experience should be carefully considered − think about the different type of people who may be visiting aspects of your design and how their interactions might differ. • Design Aesthetics - Do you have a compelling solution that visually carries your big idea forth? Consider spatial composition. How does your design read from multiple vantage points on site? • Technical Execution & Presentation Clarity - Is your design thinking clearly presented through well-executed drawings and/or models? Use your presentation skills to curate a well-thought- out and compelling project. • Process - Did you include images of your thought process leading up to your design solution? From conception to execution, the journey is just as important as the final product and we would like to see some of your process work. Document study models, include diagrams, sketches, whatever it may be that helped lead you to your conclusion and helps you narrate your thinking.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: https://www.afsf.org/programs/design-ideas-collective/

Managing Organization: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Contact:
Ryan Lee
ryan@afsf.org
415-393-1492

Entry Fee: 0

Eligibility:
The program is distributed to all high school students throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area but participation is both encouraged and welcomed from all high school-level students globally.

Deadlines

Registration Opens
Sep 13, 2021 10:00am
America/Los_Angeles

Registration Closes
Nov 19, 2021 5:00pm
America/Los_Angeles