Design Matters 2

This competition is a call for ideas to design a building block of an inclusive school environment that will uniquely enhance the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Education
Country United States
Registration Deadline 28 February 2011 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 March 2011 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
This competition is a call for ideas to design a building block of an inclusive school environment that will uniquely enhance the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy.
Your design should support the program goals of providing these young adults with the vocational/life skills they require to lead fully productive lives. Traditionally little or no thought has been given to the environments in which these crucial services are delivered.
Your building block should consider (but not be limited to) the following spaces:
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Model residential apartment
- Outdoor access
- Greenhouse
- Small group spaces
- Individual study areas
- Personal Care and Therapy
- Technology Integration
- Storage (for physical disability aids, etc.)
Your designs can focus on all or some of the spaces listed above. Size and location are left to the discretion of the entrant.

Jury
Dr. Kameron Partridge (VP of Programs and Services, Easter seals SW Florida)
Robert Vecchione (Principle, COBROOKE Ideas I, Architecture I Design)
John LaCivita (Vice-President, Willis Smith Construction)
Mr. Chris Tiernan (Assistant Vice President, Affiliate Services Easter Seals, Inc.)
Connie Allegra (Interior Designer, Sarasota Interior Design Group)

Prize
Publication

Entry Fee
None

Entries
No more than two (2) 18” x 24” presentation boards

Submission Address
Easter Seals SW Florida
350 Braden Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Attn: VIP Competition

Timetable
Jury Review: 3/2-2011-3/31-2011
Winners Announced: 4/1/2011

Organizer
Easter Seals Southwest Florida


Official Website
http://www.designmatters2.com/default.htm