The Ideal Theatre - Design Competition for Architectural and Theatre Students 2008

Result

Winner
Gdansk University of Technology, Poland: Magnet Group
Architecture students: Magdalena Jurewicz
Architecture faculty: Andrzej Prusiewicz
Theatre students: Agata Jewstafiew

Honor Award
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Adaptable Arts
Architecture students: Dan Makouske, Ryan Menghe
Theatre students: Kelly Crandal, Megs Zintek

Honor Award
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee: Spaces of the Mainstage
Architecture students: Bryan Diehl, Marie Dupain
Theatre students: Kelly Crandal, Megs Zintek, Justin Peters

Source: http://www.usitt.org/commissions/ArchitectureStudents.html

Overview

This competition poses the design question, “What is the ideal theatre for teaching professional theatre”? This question is to be explored and answered by a “Team” composed of theatre students currently enrolled in a college or university theatre program and architectural students enrolled in an accredited school of architecture.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International Architecture Students Competition
Genre Theater
Country United States
Registration Deadline 30 October 2007 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 16 January 2008 (Must be Received)
Eligibility “Team” composed of theatre students currently enrolled in a college or university theatre program and architectural students enrolled in an accredited school of architecture.

Description
Each team member has a defined responsibility. The theatre students will act as the “Client” and the architectural students as the “Designer”. The “Client” is responsible to teach the “Designer” about the workings and artistry of Theatre! The solution MUST be the result of a “Conversation” between the “Client” and “Designer”. History proves the most successful theatre design solutions take into account all aspects and needs of theatre production, artist presentation and audience interaction.

Jury
Architect, Joseph Valerio FAIA, Valerio Dewalt Train Associates
Acoustician, R. Lawrence Kirkegaard, FASA, Kirkegaard Associates
Theatre Consultant, Robert Shook, ASTC, SchulerShook Theatre Consultants

Competition Type
One-Stage, Anonymous Competition

Prize
The three Finalists will each be awarded $1000.00 (one thousand dollars) to assist in travel to Houston.
The First Place Team will be awarded an additional $500.00 (five hundred dollars).

Entry Fee
None

Entries
The Design should be presented as a single display, minimum size 42” high x 60” wide. Display should be at least 2 panels but no more than 4 panels mounted on 1/8” foam core.
The Design Process is to be documented in an accompanying Brochure of 11”x 17” sheets, not more than 6 pages. The “Team” can use text, photos, drawings to show the meetings and “Client” - “Designer” relationship. The “Team Name” must be on each sheet.

Timetable
Judging and selection of the Winning Team: March 21, 2008

Links
Past winners

Promoter
The Architectural Commission of the United States Institute for Theater & Technology

Official Website
http://www.usitt.org/commissions/Architecture.html