Architectural Foundation of San Francisco’s 55th Annual High School Design Competition

Ages:High School

Type:Submission

Category:Design

Scope:International

Contact


info@afsf.org

This year students are challenged with designing a Community Resilience Center in Greenville, CA. Greenville is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California located 150 miles north of Sacramento, the state's capital. Surrounded by rugged mountains, the largest community in Indian Valley totals 8 square miles (21km²) of land area with a population of 785 as of the 2020 census. About 75% of Greenville's buildings were destroyed in 2021 by the Dixie Fire, including its fire department, library and most downtown homes. While the town rebuilds and heals from the traumatic 2021 wildfire season, a number of special community spaces have popped up. Frequented by community members, these have become places for residents to naturally gather, talk, eat, socialize and celebrate. The proposed Community Resilience Center will incorporate program tackling three areas of use: daily life, emergency event and communal recovery. Proposed by community members, spaces within the Center should emphasize youth activities, community-building and gathering. As part of Greenville's Town Center Site Plan, the Center should be a primary anchor that both supports and celebrates the community, ushering Greenville into its new future.

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This year's competition will have an online submission process. There are three ways in which participants may choose to enter the competition: as an Individual Entry participant, as a Group Entry participant or as a Design Process Entry participant.

Design Process category entrants may choose to enter as either an individual or as a group. All deliverables (drawings, model, and design description) must be captured in a Google Slide deck for presentation. To better explain the participants thinking to the judges, we are also requiring the submission a brief video describing the project (no more than 2 minutes maximum). This as an opportunity to talk about the overall goals and aspirations for the design, the design process, and what the entrant enjoyed most about undertaking this challenge.

Website: https://www.afsf.org/programs/the-annual-architectural-design-competition-for-high-school-students/

Managing Organization: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Contact:

info@afsf.org

Eligibility:
Any high school student globally.

Registration Opens: January 8, 2024

Registration Closes: May 17, 2024

Overview

This year students are challenged with designing a Community Resilience Center in Greenville, CA. Greenville is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California located 150 miles north of Sacramento, the state's capital. Surrounded by rugged mountains, the largest community in Indian Valley totals 8 square miles (21km²) of land area with a population of 785 as of the 2020 census. About 75% of Greenville's buildings were destroyed in 2021 by the Dixie Fire, including its fire department, library and most downtown homes. While the town rebuilds and heals from the traumatic 2021 wildfire season, a number of special community spaces have popped up. Frequented by community members, these have become places for residents to naturally gather, talk, eat, socialize and celebrate. The proposed Community Resilience Center will incorporate program tackling three areas of use: daily life, emergency event and communal recovery. Proposed by community members, spaces within the Center should emphasize youth activities, community-building and gathering. As part of Greenville's Town Center Site Plan, the Center should be a primary anchor that both supports and celebrates the community, ushering Greenville into its new future.

Process

This year's competition will have an online submission process. There are three ways in which participants may choose to enter the competition: as an Individual Entry participant, as a Group Entry participant or as a Design Process Entry participant.

Criteria

Design Process category entrants may choose to enter as either an individual or as a group. All deliverables (drawings, model, and design description) must be captured in a Google Slide deck for presentation. To better explain the participants thinking to the judges, we are also requiring the submission a brief video describing the project (no more than 2 minutes maximum). This as an opportunity to talk about the overall goals and aspirations for the design, the design process, and what the entrant enjoyed most about undertaking this challenge.

Participate

Website: https://www.afsf.org/programs/the-annual-architectural-design-competition-for-high-school-students/

Managing Organization: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco

Contact:

info@afsf.org

Eligibility:
Any high school student globally.

Deadlines

Registration Opens: January 8, 2024

Registration Closes: May 17, 2024