Friday, January 11, 2013

2013 Program Posted

The competition kickoff meeting was Tuesday, January 8 at 4:00 pm at the AIA Toledo office.  Despite the short notice (although it was listed on the brochure that went out to all schools in December), a few instructors showed up and received the program sheets and were able to ask program questions of the HSDC Committee.

If you or your teacher were unable to attend the kickoff meeting, don't panic!  Instructors can still have their class or group participate in the competition by sending us an email telling us you are participating.  We will add new classes up to the end of the month (January 22 is shown on the program sheet), and would like a tentative list of participating students by February 22 (sooner, if possible).  Project boards are due March 27, 2013 (and that date cannot change).

This year's program is a residential duplex development  in a site adjacent to Lucas County Metropolitan Housing Authority's Collingwood Green project.  We have had many requests for a residential project over the past few years, and this year we are able to respond to those requests.

In addition to being a relatively affordable project, LMHA has set sights on sustainability as a goal, and would also like to provide accessible design where possible.  This program includes a requirement for Juniors & Seniors to have one accessible unit in their development.  Sustainable features are also called out for on the program.

Program sheet (5.75 MB PDF) or alternate link

Site Plan - DWG format
Site Plan- DXF format

Instructors, please send your student list to as soon as possible!  We will be working to assign advisers to every participating high school before the end of January.

Student participation forms will be updated and posted to this website; we will send announcements when they become available.

We look forward to a great competition this year! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

AIA HS Design Competition Kickoff TODAY!

We apologize for the terribly short notice…

The AIA Toledo High School Design Competition kickoff meeting will be today (Tuesday, January 8) at 4:00 pm at the AIA Toledo Office (521 W. Woodruff Ave., Toledo).

Instructors, advisors, and interested students are welcome to attend and see what this year’s program will be, as well as have the first opportunity to ask questions regarding the project.

Also, if you are an instructor who had winning students last year, the winning boards will be available.

If you cannot attend the kickoff, that’s OK; we’ll post the program sheet to the website by the end of the week, and mail it to the instructors who have told us that their school will be participating.  Please let us know if your school is participating by the end of the month so we trim the email list down to only the people who need to be on it and aren’t cluttering up everyone’s inbox.

Good luck, and we hope for great design!