ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition



2011-2012 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition
Culinary Arts College
Register by 2.15.12
Submit by 5.24.12

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the twelfth annual steel design student competition for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.

The 2011-2012 Steel Design Student Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories.

Category I
CULINARY ARTS COLLEGE challenges architecture students to design a Culinary Arts College in an urban setting. Steel construction offers students great benefits in this endeavor, as it is ideal for covering long-spans without sacrificing flexibility and aesthetic lightness, multi-story buildings, quick delivery and assembly in congested urban environments.

Category II
OPEN submission design option will permit the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.

Criteria for the judging of submissions will include: steel as the primary structural material, at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, creative and innovative use of structural steel in the design solution, successful response of the design to its surrounding context, and successful response to basic architectural concepts such as human activity needs, structural integrity, and coherence of architectural vocabulary.

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