STUDENT COMPETITION: CALL FOR ENTRIES
The Lyceum Fellowship invites students to participate in the 2020 competition. Founded in 1985, the Lyceum Fellowship's mission is to advance the profession of architecture by engaging students in design and travel. The design programs are developed by leading architects and judged by insightful jury members. Prize money is targeted for travel grants during the students' academic study years, thereby directly influencing their studies.
Learn more at: https://lyceum-fellowship.org
2020 Competition Overview
“Between 1910 and 1930, Chicago was one of the fastest-growing cities in America. In those 20 years, it added more than a million residents. As second-generation immigrants moved up the economic ladder, they typically sought to move outside the denser, older neighborhoods where they had grown up. Investors bought up and subdivided the open prairie on the city’s edges to maximize profits. The American Dream of a house with a yard was as strong a lure then as it is now, and the lots sold quickly to families and developers.” -Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago bungalow is an iconic symbol of residential design and economic progress. These muscular brick buildings pioneered the now ubiquitous open plan concept, accenting these new wide-open spaces with Arts and Crafts details.
In Chicago, neighborhood blocks were partitioned into narrow but deep lots creating a distinctive urban cadence and unified street wall. They were built on a modest scale to make them more affordable, but at the same time the small size of the house related to the contemporary philosophy that healthy living involves a lot of outside time. Kids were supposed to play outside and families to engage in healthful yard work on weekends and evenings.
Understanding the historical design context, demographics and shifting definitions of family to be more expansive and inclusive, define, design, and deploy a new housing prototype for Chicago. The student should consider the space over the course of generations and plan for flexibility in overall and occupant use. Architectural and narrative diagrams should be utilized to explain the proposed design. Students should question current acceptable standards for residential construction. What does it mean to build affordable and efficient homes that families can afford?
Does the design of a space for only residential use make sense as remote and flexible work proliferate? Is a garage the highest and best use of limited space when car ownership is declining? Or could a flexible studio space be created on the same footprint?Learning from the history and design of bungalows and utilizing the standard Chicago lot, design a new housing prototype for Chicago.
2020 Author & Jury Chair
Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, LEED AP
Latent Design, Chicago, IL
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have prototyped new urban design systems to advance urban agriculture, support small business, created spaces for youth makers, advanced building innovation, and created public space frameworks. She and the firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennial, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner and Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. She currently teaches at Northwestern University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Founder / Executive Director
Could Be Architecture, Chicago, IL
Joseph Sziabowski, AIA
Hardaway / Sziabowski Architects, Wellesley, MA
Director, Lyceum Fellowship
1st Place - $12,000 for 3 months travel abroad
2nd Place - $8,000 for 2 months travel abroad
3rd Place - $4,500 for 1 month travel abroad
Citation - In the event a travel prize winner cannot travel, the Citation moves into third prize placement.
Merit - Certificate of Recognition
Start your journey today! Visit our website for registration and the full competition brief:
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