Nemetschek North America has announced the “Design Your Future” VectorWorks 2008 design competition for students of architecture. The competition is co-sponsored by Architect magazine and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). Eligibility is open to any student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate collegiate-level design program anywhere in the United States.
Students graduating in winter 2007/2008 or the spring of 2008 are also eligible with proof of student status.
“We are excited about this chance to showcase the work of the architectural designers of the future,” says Nick La Forest, Nemetschek North America’s academic program manager. “And, our free student software program provides students with a chance to create those designs using VectorWorks Architect.”
Participants will choose from one of three VectorWorks templates provided by Nemetschek NA, representing the three competition categories: interior environment (ambient), functionality, and design integration. Entrants with the highest score as judged internally by Nemetschek NA staff will win an all-expenses-paid trip to the AIA 2008 National Convention and Design Exposition in Boston, May 15-17, 2008.
At the convention each winner will present his or her design to a panel of accomplished architectural educators and professionals, who will select a grand prize winner for overall design excellence. The grand prize winner will be announced at the convention. The winning project will be prominently featured and published and a press release will be put out to the architectural community.
The deadline is: April 25, 2008. Competition rules and entry information can be found here:http://www.nemetschek.net/student/student_contest.php