This year’s High School Design Competition project was a classroom and workshop building for a community garden managed by Toledo GROWs. This garden has proven to be a great asset to the local residents in both providing for food and improving community pride. A space is needed at the garden site where maintenance and improvement projects can occur (workshop), and where learning associated with the garden (including cooking classes) can occur. Storage of supplies for the gardens is needed. The building will react to and enhance the adjacent urban infrastructure, complement the existing site amenities, and be functional for both pedestrian and motor vehicle access.
A chicken coop will be shown somewhere on the site. Toledo GROWs is always looking for unique and improved chicken coop designs, and is interested in innovations students may propose.
This project incorporates a building of no more than 4,000 square feet, along with exterior site features.
Ms. Khodadad will talk about the path through school to a career in architecture.
Congresswoman Kaptur and Mr. Szuberla will discuss the importance of community gardens in general, Toledo GROWs in particular, and will let us know about local initiatives in our community.
This annual AIA Toledo tradition has gained the recognition of the National AIA with the receipt of AIA National Component excellence award in 2005 and the continued receipt of AIA National Component Matching Grants (which could increase total student scholarship awards by a total of $1,200). The top two Senior Scholarship Awards ($2,600 and $1,400) are made possible through the Edward E. Packer and Richard Valasek endowed Scholarships with the
We strongly encourage our architect members to attend this highly-supported community outreach program regardless of whether you have participated or not.
Special thanks to the following organizations for making this year’s competition possible