The 2016 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition invites students to use the design process and critical thinking to create personalized reactions to Chicago architecture. This juried competition is accepting registrations until April 29, 2016.
The 34th-annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition, presented by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, gives teens a chance to showcase their talent for design thinking, compare peers’ work to their own, connect with professional mentors in the field and develop high-level work for a college portfolio.
Each May, CAF recognizes hundreds of outstanding student projects at the Newhouse Awards Ceremony. Every student who submits a project is eligible for a prize, and all Newhouse Division winners receive public recognition, certificates of accomplishment and cash prizes, as well as two complimentary tickets for the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise Aboard Chicago’s First Lady Cruises, ranked “one of the top ten tours in the U.S.”
The 2016 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition challenges students to re-examine Chicago through the lens of design. For 2016, eight competition divisions ask participants to observe, style, re-engage or design well-known elements of Chicago architecture. Each division asks students to use the design process to develop a solution that reflects their personal viewpoints and experiences.
Register by: April 29
Project Deadline: May 13
Project Drop-off: May 16
Registration and Project Drop-off
Registration for the 2016 Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition is due by 4:00pm on April 29, 2016.
Projects can be dropped-off:
Monday, May 16
401 South State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
To make alternate arrangements, please call Jesse Banwart, CAF’s Teen Programs Coordinator, at 312.561.2158.
CAF will convene more than 30 professional architects, designers and engineers to serve as jurors for Newhouse entries. Jurors will review and evaluate student work for evidence of the design process, critical thinking and professional presentation, as well as determining prize winners prior to the final showcase.
Students, teachers and families alike are invited to view and celebrate the accomplishments of all of 2016’s Newhouse competitors! All competition entries submitted by the deadline will be displayed in the Robert Morris University State Street Gallery.
Final showcase will be held:
Saturday, May 30