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2002 Leading Edge Design Competition

Painting the Urban Fabric - A Sustainable Urban Elementary Art School

Sponsors: Southern California Edison, AIA, etc.
Type: International, open
29 March 2002 - Registration deadline
5 June 2002 - Submission deadline
Allowable time: any 10 consectutive weeks
Site: The 2002 competition will focus on Elementary Education and the Arts in Los Angeles. Students entering Challenge 1 will design a new Elementary School in a Korean neighborhood on Wilshire Boulevard near the Wiltern Theater and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Students entering Challenge 2 will design a small Day Care Center adjacent to the new school.

Competition Objectives

  • Explore energy efficiency as a basic standard of building design.

  • Incorporate principles of sustainability in the choice of building materials, building design, and siting.

  • Investigate new building materials & methodologies that contribute to sustainable or energy-efficient building design.

  • Understand the impact of siting, solar orientation, wind orientation, building massing, construction methods, and material choices on building function and energy use.

  • Develop an awareness of appropriate technology for particular building types, regional climates, and site location.

Explore state-of-the-art computer modeling methods for predicting and evaluating the impact of design decisions on building performance.

The competition is divided into two levels or challenges: Challenge 1 for all students above the second year of their training (i.e. third year through graduate students) and Challenge 2 for first and second year students. Teams comprised of students at both levels must enter Challenge 1. Instructors are responsible for evaluating the students' class standings and determining which challenge the students will enter.

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