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REGISTRATION FOR THE NEWHOUSE COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED. CLICK HERE TO FILL OUT REGISTRATION WITH APPROVAL FROM CAF
Newhouse Architecture + DESIGN Competition
The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Newhouse Program & Architecture Competition serves more than 1,500 Chicago Public high school students annually. The competition is part of CAF’s year-round programming for students and teachers which introduces teens to architecture, design, engineering and construction professions. The Newhouse program fosters architectural and design skills, promotes integration of core academic subjects within a complex design problem, connects talented students with mentors to explore career options, and sets the bar high for excellence, achievement, and perserverance.
Replication, Design, and Mixed Media
Students entered projects in twelve divisions. These divisions challenge students to use a variety of technical and creative skills to solve design problems like redesigning a bike shelter to designing a Field House, to creating a film about the built environment in their communities.
Each year, we invite 60+ leaders from the architecture, design, education, business and civic communities in Chicago to participate in the jurying of the projects. The jury previews the exhibition and place comments on sticky notes for every project. They look for originality in each design solution, creative and effective use of materials, thoughtful description of design, well executed drawings, and the composition of their presentation.
In 2013, the Newhouse Program celebrates 31 years!
Applications for awards are now available online! There are many opportunities for Newhouse participants this year; view the descriptions of the Awards offered by CAF for 2013 here.
In order to be eligible for awards, students must:
1. Submit a complete project for the Newhouse Competition
2. Complete an application for awards online here
3. Fill out a Commitment form, which must be signed by both the student and their parent/guardian. Students can turn this form in to their teacher, mail directly to CAF at 224 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60604, or scan/photograph and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Each student must have a teacher fill out a recommendation form for them.
5. All parts of the applications are due Tuesday, May 21st at Midnight.
There is also a pdf version of this application available.
MAY 14: Projects Due (make sure to speak with your teacher about your due date)
MAY 24: Jury Day, Exhibition opens
May 29: Awards Night Join us on the last night of the exhibition to celebrate the student work and winners! The Awards Ceremony will take place at IIT's Hermann Hall.
For more information, email us at newhouse(at)architecture.org.
NEWHOUSE POSTER HI-RES
The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Newhouse Program and Architecture Competition gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the following funders:
Chicago Public Schools
CAF Auxiliary Board
Melissa Arnold Memorial by Dean J. Arnold
The Rhoades Foundation
Mr. Thomas E. Brean