June 3, 2016 / Chapter News and Notices

Skills USA 2016 State Competition – Architectural Design Challenge

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Outreach Team

Contest Chair: Anthony Consoli, AIA
Designers of Competition Elements: Christina Schaller; Rashaad Mayes, Assoc.AIA; Keia Butts and Frank Szustak
Judges: Judges: Bryan Asson; Camessia Johnson, Assoc. AIA; Tara Labosky, AIA; Micaiah Latimer; Frank Szustak and Negar Tabibian,

Overview of Event

Location: CATN – Center of Applied Technology North
Date: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Grade Levels: 9 – 12
The above named FAR Team created this design challenge based on a real client’s program and site provided by Brennan + Company. For the second year FAR has shifted the problem more towards design and reducing the advantages of certain CAD programs. The goal of this is making our state more competitive in the National Competition for this Architectural category and more in alignment with our profession. Six FAR volunteers served as judges for the competition.This is the sixth Skills USA state competition that FAR has actively supported.

Participating Students

Nine high school students from across the state, including four girls and five boys. They used the following programs: Revit (5), AutoCad (2) and Chief Architect (2). We awarded a 1st place Gold, a 2nd place Silver and a 3rd place Bronze. These three students will compete in the 52nd National Competition in Kentucky, June 20‐24.