TCA Student Design Contest 2010

Students are invited to present conceptual designs for a new education and training facility for a state concrete association, specifically designed with emphasis on the practical sustainability using site cast concrete panels and components known as “Tilt-Up” concrete.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Education, Sustainability
Country United States
Registration Deadline 15 September 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 November 2010 (Must be Received or via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Students in the field of architecture, currently in a graduate or undergraduate program

Tilt-Up concrete is one of the fastest growing construction techniques in the United States. One of the first new options for architects in over 100 years, it is a method by which building elements (typically, but not limited to walls and structural parts) are site cast and set into final position with a mobile crane. Over the last decade the sophistication and aesthetic quality of Tilt-Up buildings has risen dramatically. The creativity of architects and contractors is resulting in the application of this method to a wealth of new uses, new forms and new building types.
The Tennessee Concrete Association owns 1.88 acres of property (light industrial zoning) less than 2 miles from the heart of downtown Nashville. The association currently occupies a building on the property that has been adapted for office use but desires to build a state-of-the-art training center for use by members and potentially to rent to other groups needing training space. This is a real site and has some existing buildings and infrastructure (shown on the site plan) and the new building will need to respond appropriately to the site.

Not yet announced

First Prize: approx. $ 2,250 (USD) *
Second Prize: approx. $ 1,750 (USD) *
Third Prize: approx. $ 1,250 (USD) *
Honorable Mentions (per Judging Panel discretion)
* Prize package includes cash to students and reference materials to sponsoring departments(if applicable) as well as up to 5 free registrations ($500 value) to the 2010 TCA Annual Winter Meeting (January 20), free registration to the World of Concrete ($35 value ea.) and a $500 travel allowance.
Student Cash awards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd equal $1,500, $1,000 and $500 respectively.

Entry Fee

Design narrative (1 page) and a 30-in x 30-in board

Notice provided to all entrants of final results: December 1, 2010
Announcement of Competition Winners: January 20, 2011 at 2011 World of Concrete, TCA Annual Breakfast Meeting and Awards Banquet (Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, Nevada)

Past winners

The Tilt-Up Concrete Association and the Tennessee Concrete Association

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