Are You Up for the Challenge?
AIA Pittsburgh is excited to announce the Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC), as a part of Design Pittsburgh 2013. Now in its fourth year, the YASC was created for young architects – architecture graduates who have been out of school for no more than 10 years. NEW this year, we are expanding this competiton to include architecture undergraduates. Entrants may or may not be licensed, and may or may not be members of the AIA or AIAS. The goal of this competition is to engage our young and emerging professionals and students, by challenging them to find innovative ways to approach a regional design problem.
This year’s competition is titled, The Great Allegheny Passage, which is the name of the 150-mile, multi-use trail connecting Pittsburgh to Cumberland, MD. through the Allegheny Mountains, utilizing abandoned railroad corridors and connects to the C&O Canal towpath to create a non-motorized trail network 334.5-miles in length to Washington, D.C.
With this reclamation and renewal of land, which once housed the corridors of our industrial past, unique urban and architectural opportunities exist for Pittsburgh in the 21st century. The challenge for this competition is to devise a creative program for the establishment of a “place” or “places” along the GAP trail within the City of Pittsburgh geographic limits. These may be trailheads, overlooks, rest stops, or other conceptual ideas proposed by the designer. The submissions will be judged anonymously by a jury, and awards will be given to honor the most successful design during the 2013 Design Awards Ceremony.
So, are you up for the challenge?
If you have any questions regarding the Young Architects Studio Competiton, please contact Kevin Kunak, Assoc. AIA, at email@example.com