AIA Dayton Architecture Student Design Competition is Underway

2018 SDC

2018 Student Design Charrette Underway

Participating students download additional site project information-click here

Thirty students and volunteers gathered at the Dayton Metro Library Saturday for an all-day design charrette for the 2018 Student Design Competition. The project is to design a youth hostel, a project which has captured the imagination of the students and advisors at Centerville, Vandalia Butler, Marion Local, Charminade Julienne, Oakwood, Upper Valley Career Center, Miami Valley Career Technology Center, and the Dayton Regional STEM School. Volunteers from the City of Dayton assisted by providing a history of the proposed hostel site, hostels in other countries were researched, sketching exercises were performed, and a modeling activity featuring four seasons of the Flight Line were undertaken.

Thank you to all who participated, and a big thank you to the following Student Design sponsors:

  • L2M Architects
  •  Sinclair Community College  
  • Heapy Engineering              
  • City of Dayton Planning Dept.
  • Hamilton-ParkerBowser-Morner Inc.            
  • Miller-Valentine Construction      
  •  L2    
  • Synergy Building Systems  
  • Messer Construction  

The Student Design Competition is a hypothetical architecture prompt offered to high school students. It begins each year in mid-January and goes through March. Meetings for the competition mimic college studio classes and are held at design oriented or architecturally significant local venues. Designs are judged by local design professionals and several scholarships are available to winners.

The 2018 Project

Dayton is a growing city with many possibilities and opportunities for unique places. As a companion project to a proposed elevated park and bikeway in downtown, the proposed project is a hostel serving approximately 50 people. A variety of sleeping quarters and associated support spaces will be required in the final design.

Download a PDF of the program description and registration form by clicking here.

The Schedule

January 19, 2018 Registration deadline.

January 20, 2018 Charrette and project introduction

February 3, 2018 Design Review I: 9am – 12pm

Location:    Heapy Engineering, 1400 W. Dorothy Lane, Kettering

February 17, 2018 Design Review II: 12pm – 3pm

Location:    Levin Porter Associates, Inc., 3011 Newmark Dr., Miamisburg

March 3, 2018 Submission & Board Display: 11am – 12pm

Location:  Main Dayton Library, Opportunity Space

March 17, 2018 Awards Program  3pm - 5pm

Location:    Main Dayton Library, Opportunity Space

[Download PDF of "What Judges Look For"]

[Download PDF of the 2017 Awards Ceremony Presentation (60MB)]

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