Arch Design and Exploration 

Senior Studio | ARCH 476
Associate Professor Erik Hemingway

Course Overview:

The 2014-2015 Steel Design Student Competition offered architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories. A total of $14,000 will be distributed in cash prizes.

Category I LIBRARYchallenged architecture students to design a library guided by the principles of innovation, creativity, identity, sustainability, functionality and efficiency. Additionally, design proposals should take a strong conceptual position about the changing nature of the library as a building type and as a mirror of contemporary culture. 

Category II OPENoffered architecture students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material. This competition category permits the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.