April 27, 2018Reading Time: 2 minutes
On Saturday, April 14th, 2018, Bob O’Reilly (AIA West), John Lyon (AIA Central), and Sean Cuddahy (AIA Central), were invited to participate as judges in the architectural design competition that was part of the NJ Technology
Student Association (TSA) State Conference. Held annually at The College of New Jersey since 2001, the conference brings together 1400 of the top STEM high school students (66 schools) from around the state – attending and competing that day in over 35 different events. Also part of the architectural design judging team was Anne Goodwin, a recent graduate of TCNJ’s iSTEM program and current teacher there, and Mike Scilla, a junior at TCNJ who participated in the TSA program during high school.
Teams from 17 different schools provided entries to the architectural design competition. This year’s problem was to design a home suitable for “tiny living” with the use of two steel commercial shipping containers as the basic shell for the structure. The program had to include a living area, kitchen, laundry, half bath, full bath, and two bedrooms. Sustainable strategies were to be employed including the application of LEED. Judging was based on documentation (100 points), design (50 points), as well as a model (70 points). Many of the teams developed their designs with Building Information Modeling (BIM), and even utilized 3-D printers to create model components.
First place went to Clearview Regional High School, Second Place to Roselle Park High School, and Third Place to Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Congratulations to all who participated!
To learn more about the competition, check out the New Jersey Technology Student Association’s website https://njtsa.tcnj.edu/2018-state-high-school-conference/
By Stacey Ruhle Kliesch, AIA, AIA NJ Advocacy Consultant | Posted in AIA-NJ News, Emerging Professionals, Members & the Community | Tagged: #ArchitecturalEducation, #ArchitectureAndEducation, #ARCHWEEK18, #BlueprintforBetter, #CreativeProblemSolving, #Future, #iSTEM, #NJTSA, #Volunteers, mentors | Comments (0)
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