DIVISION 7 HAND-RENDERING:
Use any techniques of hand-rendering to replicate one of the landscape architecture sites listed below.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS DIVISION?
- Chicago Public School students enrolled in a first year architecture class.
- Any CPS high school student not registered in an architecture course is also welcome to enter this division.
- Any second or third year architecture student may enter this division as a second project.
DESIGN PROCESS FOR DIVISION 6: HAND-RENDERING: LANDSCAPE
1) DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Choose one of the locations for this division, then create a hand-rendering for the Newhouse Competition . You will notice that each site has its’ own set of challenges when it comes to rendering.
Select from the following sites:
The Park at Lakeshore East
Mary Bartelme Park
Lincoln Park Zoo South Pond Redevelopment
2) COLLECTING INFORMATION
How long has this site existed? How is it designed? Are there any special features? These questions can help you decide how you would like to portray the site.
Through researching can you find any existing hand renderings of the location?
Can you find any mentions of the site online? Perhaps a news story?
What kinds of pictures are available to you?
Are you able to visit the site? Perhaps take some pictures for reference?
3) BRAINSTORM & ANALYZE
What are some of the perspectives that you could consider drawing?
Are there angles that appeal to you more than others? Why or why not?
What tools appeal to you? Which medium do you prefer?
Do some preliminary sketches to explore possibilities.
Unlike buildings, this division asks you to consider a landscape, which is a different challenge. Explore possibilities before finding the right direction for your hand-rendering.
4) DEVELOP SOLUTIONS
Now that you have chosen your final direction, create some refined drawings.
Settle on one final image and drawing to focus on.
5) GATHER FEEDBACK
Show your teachers and fellow classmates your work to get suggestions for improvement.
If possible, include your original sketch ideas in the discussion, that might help others understand.
Notice any patterns inside what people say? Maybe this can help define your final decisions.
6) IMPROVE AND FINISH YOUR DESIGN
Incorporate feedback into your design, and refine your project until you feel comfortable submitting it to the Chicago Architecture Foundation for the Newhouse judges to evaluate.
Your final project must include the following components:
Drawing size must be 18” x 24” center mounted on a 22” x 28” mat board.
The mounted drawing must be matted (framed) with black board, with an overall size of 22” x 28”.
Drawing may be made on any drawing surface (vellum, Mylar, paper, board, etc.)
Drawing may be either black-and-white, or in color.
Please follow these rules when working on this Newhouse division:
Drawing must be hand-rendered.
Drawing may be rendered in any media (pencil, ink, pastel, watercolor, etc.)
Individual projects only. Hand-renderings may not be submitted in teams.
The judges will be evaluating your design project on:
Appropriate techniques and materials
Accuracy of representation
Creative representation of materials, color, texture and scale
Level of detail exhibited by project
Originality of composition
Proper use of line work