DIVISION 9 REPLICATION:
Create a 3D model or rendering of one of the following buildings listed below.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER THIS DIVISION?
- Chicago Public School students enrolled in a first or second year architecture class.
- Any CPS high school student not registered in an architecture course is also welcome to enter this division.
- Any third year student may enter this division as a second project.
DESIGN PROCESS FOR DIVISION 8: REPLICATION: DIGITAL RENDERING
1) DEFINING THE PROBLEM
Choose one of the structures listed below and create a digital rendering for the Newhouse Competition. You may use the following software for this division: Revit Architecture, AutoCAD, or Google SketchUp (free downloadable software).
Select from the following buildings:
915 North Wolcott
Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory School
2) COLLECTING INFORMATION
What kinds of pictures are available to you?
Are you able to visit the site?
Your teacher will provide you with a set of construction drawings for reference.
3) BRAINSTORM & ANALYZE
Are you able to find any digital renderings of your building online? Such files might be good for inspiration.
Would you need any specific help from your teacher or anyone else, when working with rendering programs?
When it comes to digital rendering, could your style fit well with a certain type of subject?
4) DEVELOP SOLUTIONS
The digital environment allows you to create multiple versions, take advantage of that before settling in on your final solution.
Now that you have narrowed your focus, done research, and considered skills, you are ready to digitally render your model.
5) GATHER FEEDBACK
Show your teachers and fellow classmates to get suggestions for improvement.
Because you are working with a digital document, take screen shots/create JPG images, and send them to your friends via the internet, to get electronic feedback quicker and more often, as needed.
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 black 22” x 28” mat board.
1 page per board/project.
Please follow these rules when working on this Newhouse division:
No more than 1 board per project! (no multiple-board projects)
Projects may not be submitted in teams.
You may use only 3D-modeling and 3D-rendering software to render the three dimensional model.
Drawing must be plotted. No computer displays will be permitted.
The judges will be evaluating your design project on:
Appropriate techniques and materials
Accuracy of digital representation
Creative representation of building materials, color, texture and scale
Level of detail exhibited by project
Strong demonstration of 3D-rendering skills
Originality of composition