Summer Design Series
May 2010 – August 1, 2010
Contest Registration Period: Now through July 10, 2010
The Summer Design Series is an opportunity for design-oriented individuals – especially students – to maintain and sharpen their drawing skills and creative abilities without breaking a sweat. We are offering 3 competitive selections on varied levels. You are welcome to participate in one, two or all three.
Series 1 – Chicago 39th Street Beach House
Although not renown for its beaches, Chicagoans nevertheless take full advantage of their lakefront and available beach locations. These beaches have had their greatest concentration occurring to the north, the city has opened a new Southside location to serve many long excluded from such easily accessible amenities. To service these new patrons, a beach house will be needed.
To design a beach house for Chicago’s new 39th Street beach
Final design should include …
multiple views of the facility
descriptions about its various functions
details explaining efforts to achieve a LEED rating
3900 South in Burnham Park
covers 6.5 acres on the South Side
constructed using environment-friendly practices. The limestone blocks outlining the path are all reused from the previous site
a bio-retention area was built for the parking lot to avoid run off into the storm sewer and lake.
further north a terraced shoreline was created that frames downtown’s skyscrapers
Drawing Submission Deadline: July 31, 2010
Registration Cost: $20
Series Prize: Architectural Lake Cruise Dinner for two
Series 2 – International Point of Interest Kiosk
Often visitors arrive in an area and are unfamiliar with all that is available to explore and discover as a point of interest architecturally. Despite the growing use of street apps on smart phone devices, the vast majority of tourists and enthusiast still utilize maps and visitor centers. For these people, the presence of a kiosk designed to deliver information about nearby architectural styles, landmarks and opportunities as an independent device or one where a smartphone could be docked to download the information might be an extremely useful tool.
To produce a series of drawings or views for a street-level kiosk to function as an information source or reference for the architecture in that particular area
Presentation for the kiosk should…
detail how it will function with reference to the features it might contain
feature touchscreen interaction
show each elevation with dimensions along with a perspective of the unit in place on the street
the internal or external incorporation of concession stands and restrooms
Drawing Submission Deadline: July 24, 2010
Registration Cost: $10
Series Prize: 2 VIP Passes for The Ledge at Sears (Willis) Tower
Series 3 – Streetscape Sketchers
Recognizing the importance of freehand sketching in design professions, the aim here is to promote the continuing development and sharpening of this important discipline through competition.
To produce a sketch drawing of a streetscape of your choosing. Subject can be foreign or domestic, urban or suburban, commercial or residential. Drawings should feature building structures, landscape, street amenities, cars and people
Submitted work to be completed without the use of mechanical, computer or any such devices which would deliver a quality of linework not consistent with freehand sketching.
Drawings must be perspectives.
Sketched can be black and white or color or a combination of both.
Subject must be a streetscape with a roadway and pedestrian throughway in view
Drawing Submission Deadline: July 17, 2010
Registration Cost: Free
Series Prize: Certificate of Award and Chicago Poster
Late registration period is July 11 – 31, 2010
An additional $10 per series (including Series 3) will be assessed