Are You Up for the Challenge?
Call for Entries 2012 Young Architects Studio Competition!
Deadline to Request Submission Kit: Thursday, August 23rd
Deadline for Submissions: Thursday, August 30th
AIA Pittsburgh’s is excited to announce the Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC), as part of Design Pittsburgh 2012. In its 3rd year, the YASC was created specifically for young architects – architecture graduates, who have been out of school for no more than ten years. Entrants may or may not be licensed to practice architecture, and may or may not be members of the AIA. The goal of this competition is to engage our young professionals by challenging them to find innovative ways to approach a regional design problem. It is our hope that by engaging our young professionals, we can help retain and foster our local talent.
This year’s competition is titled, The Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge, and was inspired by our City of Bridges. The Fort Wayne Railroad Bridge is a magnificent example of one of these bridges, and a nationally listed historic landmark. Once a busy conveyor of goods, the bridge is seemingly forgotten today. The lower deck is out of use, and has been disconnected from nearby communication networks. The challenge for this competition is to devise a creative program for the adaptive reuse of the bridge’s lower deck, and propose a conceptual design for the program’s implementation. The submissions will be judged anonymously by a jury, and awards, to be announced during the Design Awards Ceremony, will be given to honor the most successful designs.
If you have any questions regarding the Young Architect’s Studio Competition, please contact Nick Doichev, AIA at: firstname.lastname@example.org