|Summer 2011||Developement of Competition Program and Details|
|March 28, 2012||Registration Deadline - EXTENDED|
|May 22, 2012||Submission Deadline|
|Summer 2012||Winners Announced|
The design jury will meet in June/July 2012 to select winning projects and honorable mentions. Winners and their faculty sponsors will be notified of the competition results directly. A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA web site at www.acsa-arch.org and the I2SL web site at www.i2sl.org. Winning students and their faculty sponsors will receive cash prizes totaling $14,000.
Students from all Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture member schools around the world will be eligible to participate in the competition. Students may work individually or in teams and must work with a faculty sponsor on the submission. Teams must be limited to a maximum of five students. There will be no additional fee for eligible students to participate in the competition.
The official language of the competition is English.
A faculty sponsor is required to enroll students by completing an online registration form (available at www.acsa-arch.org/competitions) by March 28, 2012-EXTENDED. Faculty may complete a form for the entire studio or for each individual student or team of students participating. Students or teams wishing to enter the competition on their own must have a faculty sponsor who should complete the form. There is no entry or submission fee to participate in the competition. Each registered student and faculty sponsor will receive a confirmation email that will include information on how the student(s) will upload final submissions online. Please add the email address email@example.com to your address book to ensure that you receive all emails regarding your submission.
During registration the faculty will have the ability to add students, add teams, assign students to teams, and add additional faculty. Registration is required by March 28, 2012-EXTENDED, but can be changed, edited, and added to until a student starts a final submission; then the registration is no longer editable. Faculty may assign a "Faculty Representative" to a registered student. This "Faculty Representative" will have access to change, edit, and add to the registration.
The administration of the competition at each school is left to the discretion of the faculty sponsor within the guidelines set forth in this document. Work on the competition may be structured over the course of one or two semesters (Fall 2011 and/or Spring 2012).
Refer to the International Building Code for information on standard requirements. Participants should follow the principles of universal and sustainable design.
All competition submission must include:
Incomplete or undocumented entries will be disqualified. All drawings should be presented at a scale appropriate to the design solution and include a graphic scale and north arrow.
Submissions must be designed on no more than four 20" x 30" digital boards. The names of student participants, their schools, or faculty sponsors, must NOT appear on the boards. The digital boards should clearly show the students response and design solutions, with one board dedicated to each of the following: the laboratory model, sustainable resolution, and campus plan.
All boards are required to be uploaded through the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture website in Portable Document Format (PDF) or image (JPEG) files. Participants should keep in mind that, due to the large number of entries, preliminary review does not allow for the hanging end-to-end display of presentation boards. Accordingly, participants should not use text or graphics that cross over from board to board. The names of student participants, their schools, or faculty sponsors, must NOT appear on any of the submitted material.
The digital presentation boards must directly address the criteria outlined in the Evaluation Criteria section and must include (but are not limited to) the following elements.
For the laboratory
For the campus
Please note that the digital presentation boards should graphically convey the design solution and context as much as possible, and not rely on the design essay to convey a basic understanding of the project.
A 500 word maximum essay (in English) is required as part of the submission to support the campus schematic by describing the proposed campus infrastructure. Keep in mind that the digital presentation boards should graphically convey the design solution and context as much as possible and not rely on the design essay to convey a basic understanding of the project.
The names of student participants, their schools, or faculty sponsors, must NOT appear in the design essay. This abstract is included in the final online submission, completed by the student(s) in a simple copy/paste text box.
The student is required to submit final entries through the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture competition website at www.acsa-arch.org/competitions by 5 p.m. Eastern Time on May 22, 2012.
If the submission is from a team of students all student team members will have the ability to upload the digital files. Once the final submit button is pressed no additional edits, uploads, or changes can be made. Once the final Submission is uploaded and submitted each student will receive a confirmation email notification. The submission is not complete until the "complete this submission" button has been pressed. You may "save" your submission and return to complete it later. For team projects, any member of team may submit the final project.
A final submission upload must contain the following:
Winning projects will be required to submit high resolution original files/images for use in competition publications and exhibit materials. Upon receipt, submissions become the property of Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories.