High School Design Competition
Bruce Ronayne Hamilton Architects, Inc.
Keene State College Architecture Department
Dale Doller AIA, Lavallee Brensinger Architects
Shannon Alther AIA, TMS Architects
Sheldon Pennoyer AIA, Sheldon Pennoyer Architects
Wayne B. Geher, Nathan Wechsler & Company
Karolina Burtt AIA, The Architectural Studio
Matthew Lawton Assoc. AIA, AG Architects
Liz Olver, Office Resources Inc.
Katie Sutherland AIA, Daniel V. Scully Architects
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The AIANH High School Design Competition consists of designing a specific project, which changes every year. The program requires students to work on a theoretical project throughout the school year under the guidance of their instructors. AIANH volunteer architects visit the schools when possible to give critiques before the submissions are due. The program involves a design solution, a three-dimensional model, and a graphic plan of the project. Students have designed a Sustainable Youth Education Pavilion for a fictitious America’s Cup in Portsmouth, NH; a Sustainable Living and Innovation Center; a Performing Arts Center; and a Youth Enrichment Center dedicated to the development of alternative studies for high school students.
Objectives of the High School Design Competition program are to increase awareness of the relationships between space, human scale and function; gain experience in recognizing the various challenges in planning and designing indoor and outdoor spaces for specific uses; exercise analytical abilities and creativity in solving the problems; and gain experience in communicating planning and design ideas using scale drawings and models.
The competition gives students a fun opportunity to develop these skills and to learn about the various aspects of planning and design.
All New Hampshire high school students are encouraged to participate. Students can work individually or in teams of up to three students. Top winners receive cash awards to help with their college education.
For each of the past four years we have awarded $4500 in cash prizes.
Program: Technology has a significant impact on many aspects of everyday life. The way we communicate, work, educate, share information and even interact on a daily basis is continually changing and shaped by access to digital media of all types.
This year’s AIANH Design Competition was be to design a Social and Media Center, to act as an information center for digital media while also offering spaces for the local community to gather, meet, socialize and perform. The multi-functional spaces of this facility will provide places for structured events for all ages as well as for informal gatherings.
The 2013 competition is now completed. See results.
The 2013-2014 competition will be available in September 2013.
For information on the 2013 program, guidelines, time table, and registration information, click here.
Site plan and addendum:
Site plan .dwg | Site plan .pdf | Addendum to the program based on this site plan
Results from Prior Years: