Northern Ontario School of Architecture Student Competition

Sponsor: The Steering Committee for the Northern Ontario School of Architecture

Type: student

Eligibility: Teams can consist of 1 to 4 people.  Non-architecture students are welcome to enter the competition but each team must contain at least one person either currently enrolled in, or have graduated from an accredited school of architecture (proof of enrolment or graduation will be required).

1st Prize – $5,000
2nd Prize – $3,000
3rd Prize – $2,000

31 August 2009 – question period closes
9 October 2009 – deadline for submission
17-23 October 2009 – public exhibition discussion of projects and jury review
23 October 2009 – winners announced/online publication of entries

Anne Cormier – Director, School of Architecture Universite de Montreal
Craig Dykers – Senior Partner, Snohetta AS
Dominic Giroux – President, Laurentian University
Douglas Cardinal – Douglas Cardinal Architect Inc.

Design Challenge:
This competition challenges students to consider what a new school of architecture located in the downtown of a Northern Ontario city might be, and to explore and develop ideas that may emerge from such a process.
There is no definition of what a site for the project should, or could be. The only stipulation is that the school must be located within the downtown of the City of Greater Sudbury.

Submission Requirements:
-Two to four A1 panels (594 x 841mm or 23.4” °— 33.1”) on light-weight rigid backing (no more than 6mm or 1/4” thick).
-A text of a maximum of 500 words that summarizes and explains the project must appear on the front of Panel ‘A’. All other content is up to the team’s discretion.
-proof of enrollment or graduation (hard copy only)
-project summary (to fit no more than two 8.5”x11” sheets)
-11”x17” reductions of each panel
– one CD with all of the documentation listed above

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