Kawneer and AIAS Announce 2010 Student Design Competition

The next generation of architects and designers are an important part of the building and construction community. So, for the fifth consecutive year, Kawneer is sponsoring a National Student Design Competition in partnership with the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). This year students from across North America are invited to design a modern and creative school for students ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade that will also serve the needs of the surrounding community. The competition is designed to expose students to a challenging, conceptual assignment that takes their studies to a new professional level and to introduce them to specific building materials, like

Kawneer’s architectural aluminum products and systems. Submissions are evaluated based on ingenuity and originality, as well as appropriate use of sustainable products and overall design clarity. The competition is open to all students of architecture and design in North America, with winning students/teams and their AIAS chapter receiving cash prizes totaling $7,225.

The winning projects will be displayed at the 2010 AIAS FORUM in Toronto, ON, December 29, 2010 – January 1, 2011 and at the 2011 AIA National Convention and Design Exposition in New Orleans, May 12 – 14, 2011. The top three submissions will also be featured in the Spring 2011 issue of Crit, the Journal of the AIAS. The registration deadline is Monday, October 18, 2010 and all entries must be submitted by Monday, November 26, 2010. To learn more about the 2010 Student Design Competition visit www.aias.org/kawneer.