SchoolsNEXT

Ages:Middle School

Type:Submission

Categories:Architecture, Design, STEM

Scope:National

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Schools Next (formerly known as the School of the Future Design Competition) challenges middle school students to plan and design sustainable and resilient learning spaces that encourage innovation, critical thinking and collaboration. The young designers participating in Schools Next have broadened the potential of a school by connecting excellence in design with excellence in education. Their rigorous research, exceptional teamwork and eco-friendly solutions not only meet the needs of students, but address the economy and society of the future, enabling them to master the skills they need to take on the challenges of a world defined by change.

The annual competition, open to middle school students, challenges student teams to design their learning environments to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. Middle School students submit a project about a re-design of their school spaces to enhance learning, save energy, preserve resources, and make connections to the surrounding community.

Each team is required to submit a project model, a 3 to 5-minute video and/or PowerPoint presentation and an 850-word narrative description documenting the planning process and rationale. Supporting materials, such as plans, elevations, perspective drawings, Google Sketchup or other CAD drawings, etc. may be submitted on foam boards and/or tri-fold boards that can be displayed on an easel.

See the competition website for complete details on how the projects are evaluated.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.a4le.org/websites/main/index.php?p=161

Managing Organization: Association for Learning Environments

Contact:
Donna Robinson
donna@a4le.org
480.391.0840

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Schools Next (formerly known as the School of the Future Design Competition) challenges middle school students to plan and design sustainable and resilient learning spaces that encourage innovation, critical thinking and collaboration. The young designers participating in Schools Next have broadened the potential of a school by connecting excellence in design with excellence in education. Their rigorous research, exceptional teamwork and eco-friendly solutions not only meet the needs of students, but address the economy and society of the future, enabling them to master the skills they need to take on the challenges of a world defined by change.

Process

The annual competition, open to middle school students, challenges student teams to design their learning environments to enhance learning, conserve resources, be environmentally responsive and engage the surrounding community. Middle School students submit a project about a re-design of their school spaces to enhance learning, save energy, preserve resources, and make connections to the surrounding community.

Each team is required to submit a project model, a 3 to 5-minute video and/or PowerPoint presentation and an 850-word narrative description documenting the planning process and rationale. Supporting materials, such as plans, elevations, perspective drawings, Google Sketchup or other CAD drawings, etc. may be submitted on foam boards and/or tri-fold boards that can be displayed on an easel.

Criteria

See the competition website for complete details on how the projects are evaluated.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.a4le.org/websites/main/index.php?p=161

Managing Organization: Association for Learning Environments

Contact:
Donna Robinson
donna@a4le.org
480.391.0840

Entry Fee: $0

This competition is open to students in Middle School.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.