Architectural Foundation of San Francisco 2024 High School Design Competition

AFSF Design Competition
Organizer: Architectural Foundation of San Francisco
Category: Design/Architecture
Prize type: Cash
Region: Global
Eligibility: High school Students
Deadline: 2024-05-17
Prize: Best Individual Entry 1st – $200, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100 Best Group Entry 1st – $200, 2nd – $150, 3rd – $100, Best Design Process 1st – $100, 2nd – $75, 3rd – $50

Architectural Foundation of San Francisco 2024 High School Design Competition

The Architectural Foundation of San Francisco announces the 55th Annual High School Design Competition. All High School students in both public and private schools in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area and globally are encouraged to participate.

This year students are challenged with designing a Community Resilience Center in Greenville, CA. Greenville is an unincorporated community in Plumas County, California located 150 miles north of Sacramento, the state’s capital. Surrounded by rugged mountains, the largest community in Indian Valley totals 8 square miles (21km²) of land area with a population of 785 as of the 2020 census. About 75% of Greenville’s buildings were destroyed in 2021 by the Dixie Fire, including its fire department, library and most downtown homes. While the town rebuilds and heals from the traumatic 2021 wildfire season, a number of special community spaces have popped up. Frequented by community members, these have become places for residents to naturally gather, talk, eat, socialize and celebrate. The proposed Community Resilience Center will incorporate program tackling three areas of use: daily life, emergency event and communal recovery. Proposed by community members, spaces within the Center should emphasize youth activities, community-building and gathering.

As part of Greenville’s Town Center Site Plan, the Center should be a primary anchor that both supports and celebrates the community, ushering Greenville into its new future. This year’s competition will have an online submission process.

There are three ways in which participants may choose to enter the competition: as an Individual Entry participant, as a Group Entry participant or as a Design Process Entry participant. Design Process category entrants may choose to enter as either an individual or as a group. All deliverables (drawings, model, and design description) must be captured in a Google Slide deck for presentation. To better explain the participants thinking to the judges, we are also requiring the submission a brief video describing the project (no more than 2 minutes maximum). This as an opportunity to talk about the overall goals and aspirations for the design, the design process, and what the entrant enjoyed most about undertaking this challenge.

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