The 2013 installment of the Mock Firms Competitions hopes to establish a platform for aspiring young professionals to “re-discover” the ideas, designs and technologies which helped to introduce past communities to their “future” work, leisure and domestic environments. It is possible the next iconic skyscraper, home design or building technology resides in this upcoming group of competition participants. Could that be you?
The passing of seasons of leisure is rarely easily received within academia. Yet, the opportunities for new discoveries and achievements, anticipated in upcoming sessions of collaborative learning, can bring a unique excitement and level of satisfaction unparalleled among personal experiences. One such opportunity for discovery and achievement is the 2013 Mock Firms International Skyscraper Challenge and National Home Design Competition concluding April 25 – 26 2013 in beautiful downtown Chicago. With the theme of “Rediscover the Future,” aspiring young design professionals will be challenged to produce an iconic super-tall for Amman, Jordan (collegiate) and Chicago, IL (high school). Programmatic targets include design solutions for a diverse and comprehensive vertical healthcare community and for multi-student residency in a single-family housing environment. Finalist will share in the unique experience of interacting with leading design professionals as their ideas are evaluated by the same. The outcome of the 2012 event saw first time winners from the NewSchool of Architecture in San Diego, Calif. and Olathe East High School in Olathe, Kansas who shared International and National Mock Firms of the Year respectively.
This year could hold that defining moment for your academic (and maybe professional) career through the gathering of a “dream team” of skilled classmates, the submission of a ground-breaking design, and the confident pitch to some of the nation’s leading architects. Why not take on the challenge as a senior project, independent study, semester assignment or studio project. Measure your progress and your abilities against many of the best in your subject, major or field of study. The ascent to the top may be the result of an ambitious path of adventure! Be apart of an elite class. Step out from the crowd. Apply online today!
Registration Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013.
Submission Deadline: Friday, March 1, 2013.
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