“Architecture that Works” is the theme of 2011 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Challenge which seeks to focus student-design groups on issues involving improving the urban work environment through innovative uses of space, structure and sociology. The desired outcome is the creation of “hyper-vertical communities of commerce” which inspires in form and “works” in function for both internal and external people populations.
Just in its 3rd year, the Chicago-based Mock Firms Architectural Competition is already highly regarded on the landscape of student-based design competitions. The Mock Firms model aims to help facilitate the formation and function of simulated architectural design firms by collegiate and secondary school students. The purpose is to challenge them to conceive, coordinate, construct and even commercialize a tall building project for Stockholm, Sweden which will be interactively judged by top industry professionals against a field of their peers. A discount is available for early registrants.
Register by: 01-15-2011 / Submit by: 04-22-2011