Wednesday, January 23, 2019

2019 Program - Polish Cultural Center


Thank you for joining us again for our 69th year of the High School Design Competition.
 


This year's project is the design of a new Polish Cultural Center (PCC). The new cultural center will be in Toledo, Ohio near the intersection of Mott Avenue and Graham Street in the area known as Marina District II and is located across the street from planned mixed-use multifamily housing and Toledo Metropark development in the Marina District along the Maumee River. The PCC will serve two main purposes; first, it will be a physical gathering place for the public at large for fellowship and special events, especially those events involving different local Polish organizations and; second, it will be the cultural hub for the local Polish community to relive and preserve its heritage and traditions with museum and archive spaces. The new cultural center will encourage and engage future, younger generations of Poles as well as educate the community. 
 
The project scope engages local Polish organizations and includes space for the Polish Genealogical Society, which will have a large library and research center for storage of old documents along with high speed internet connectivity for ancestry research. The scope also includes a large area for a banquet hall that will seat approximately 250 people, hosting an array of events such as dances or performances and practices by the Echoes of Poland dance troupe. A smaller lounge area will be used for small informal gatherings such as watching a Polish soccer game or fellowship. Other spaces in the center will be utilized as meetings and displays of local cultural and historical exhibits that showcase the history of Polish people in northwest Ohio. 
 

This year, awards will be given for architectural design as sponsored by AIAT, Emerging Professional Material Innovation Award, Sustainable Architecture, and digital media as sponsored by BGSU. In addition, Lawrence Technological University (LTU) and The University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) are generously offering tuition scholarship awards to Senior, Junior, & Sophomore/Freshman level award winners who attend their university.  The design awards banquet will be held in April 2019 and the winning students will be invited to an architectural tour / field trip in May. Student entries will be due date on March 21, 2019.  


See the full program below for more details, requirements and design awards.

2019 Program

AutoCAD Download-includes site plan in model space

*Some corrections have been clouded to identify changes made to the document since issuance to the teachers.
  • Due date is THURSDAY, March 21st
  • The Freezer/Cooler description has been updated to be space for a walk-in freezer/cooler area.
  • The 2 required offices are designated for the head chef and director.
  • Additional parking is not a required portion of this program. Students can add additional parking if they think it will improve the connectivity between existing parking locations and the new structure.


Good Luck and feel free to contact the committee with questions or clarifications.


2018 Award Winners


Thank you everyone who participated this year! This year we had 12 schools participate with 84 boards turned submitted. This year we awarded 21 prizes to 18 students from 9 schools. That does not mean that the other boards were not amazing. Architecture, just like any other design related industry such as art, fashion, and graphics, is a very subjective trade. Every person, or judge in this case, has a preference in style, materials and spatial arrangements. This creates an emotional attachment to a particular design and it is one of the architect's tasks to convey that sentiment to the judge, client and/or occupant. For those other 65 students who have a passion for architecture, don't let this discourage you to try again next year.






Material Innovation Award:

Emerging Professionals Group

Judges:
Eric Craig, Alex Schrinel, Tim Swartz, Jennifer Van Horn

First Place
Nicole Dibling - Perrysburg High School


SUSTAINABLE DESIGN AWARD

Northwest Ohio Chapter of USGBC

Judges:

Samuel Best and Nate Heffner
First Place
Carissa Shepherd - Whitmer High School
 
Second Place
Alexa Carlozzi - St. Ursula Academy
 
Third Place
Noah Bahls - Start High School



DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD

Bowling Green State University Architecture Department
Judge:

D. Scot MacPherson
First Place
Carissa Wu - Maumee Valley Country Day School

Second Place
Yarin Mercer - Penta Career Center


AIA TOLEDO ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN AWARDS:

Judges:
Steve Mentrek (Bittersweet Farms)
Jim Stephens (Lawrence Technological University)

Fritz Roberson (AIA Toledo)

Mike Duket (AIA Toledo)


Junior High
First Place
Andrew Seddon - St. Francis
Honorable Mention
Evan Langenderfer - St. Francis

Second Place
Carissa Wu - Maumee Valley Country Day School

Honorable Mention
Kimora Serrant - Toledo Technology Academy


Freshman / Sophomore
First Place
Haley Martin - Anthony Wayne High School

Second Place
Josephine Miller-Davis - Anthony Wayne High School

Third Place
Trenton Michalski - Whitmer High School


Juniors
First Place
Yarin Mercer - Penta Career Center

Second Place
Shelby House - Penta Career Center

Third Place
Alan Conboy


Seniors

First Place
Carissa Wu - Maumee Valley country Day School

Second Place
Cody Cooper - Penta Career Center

Third Place
Chris Fletcher - Perrysburg High School

Fourth Place
Ashley Dibling - Perrysburg High School

Fifth Place
William Monroe - Anthony Wayne High School


 Awards Ceremony Power Point Download


Thank you to all of our donors, advisors, and instructors! We look forward to seeing you next year.