The goal of this year’s challenge was to educate the students on the power of relationship building, through critical thinking and planning, similar to those concerns our architects face on a daily basis. Our hope is for students to gain a better understanding on future design adapted to new environments, while also learning professional skills and building a strong network for future success.
Details: 2018 Visioneer Design Challenge in Architecture
2018 Registration for schools is still open until February 9, 2018. If your school signed up to attend, students can register for their specific challenges until March 9, 2018. More information and applications are available on the Wisconsin Art Education Association website. Information specific to the architecture design challenge can be found in the official registration form on page 7.
Site – select a site in the US where the design can address the environmental issues specific to the location (ie, southern US in states like Florida and Texas that need to address flooding, northwestern states like Oregon and Washington that have heavy rain falls; Midwest and northeast in areas with heavy snowfall. Think about whether the environmental issue is an opportunity (ie, lots of sunshine in southwest) or something that needs to be mitigated (ie, too much sunshine in the southwest). How will the shape and form of the micro-house address these polar issues?
Find a second location globally that has similar environmental conditions and imagine how the project might change culturally from the US to abroad.
The 2018 Visioneer Design Challenge will take place on April 20, 2018 at UWM Peck School of the Arts. The theme this year is “Envisioning A More Inclusive and Global Future”.