October 31, 2013

It’s here! sy_student_comp_general_rgb The opening of the 4th Annual Synergis Student Architecture Design Competition!  This year we are giving you a site in Philadelphia, PA and you are to build an Arts Center for all types of activities including acting, jewelry making, sculpture, painting and more. See the guidelines for this year’s competition.
Why do students participate?

  • Cash prizes ($1,000 for first place and $500 for second).
  • It starts or extends your design portfolio for colleges and employers.
  • Networking with future employers at Synergis University.
  • It’s more fun than a regular independent study project.
  • You get to show off your Revit skills and creativity.
  • It is a great way to learn and apply knowledge of real world industry like sustainability, BIM and designing spaces specifically for their intended purpose.

And this year, we are offering the competition nationally! 

Any k-12 student in the US may enter!  The competition will be greater and we know it’s going to be difficult to select the top 3 to post to Facebook for voting.  Share this with your friends and social media connections all around the US to enter.
Student have a fresh look at architectural challenges of today and bring new creative ideas to architecture.  We look forward to seeing their insights to design.

Last year’s competition winners:

First Place:  Montgomery High School

Students:  Jeremy Bilotti & Sean O’Mara
Instructor:  Tim Leicht
Check out the project.

Second Place:  Palisades High School

Students:  Jon Anton & Reed Spangenberg
Instructors:  Chris Willman & Cathy Beck
Check out their project here.

Third Place:  Susquehannock High School 

Students:  Alexandra Weaver & Katie Steines
Instructor:  James Rayburn
Check out their project here.
Because we expect more entries than ever before, we are requiring Revit files to check the technical end of the design.  Competition will be tough, so the sooner you get started the better.  Also, register as soon as possible so that you will get updates from the competition coordinator.  We will answer questions we get about the competition and send you any additional resources that may be helpful that we find along the way.
Registration opens today!
Guidelines & Resources
Registration form
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