2012 Dean's Cup
From TTU College of Architecture
The Gallery at the ground floor level and its adjacent spaces (entrance and connecting storage room) in the Architecture Building could become the active zone in the College for viewing rotating exhibitions, in-house lectures, reviews and presentations. Because of this increased activity, these spaces as originally planned no longer functions efficiently or effectively for the Architecture community.
By entering the competition you take the role as the Grafter: your objective is to correct its current state which does not allow for flexibility between various media platforms, to re-conceive this space in a way that makes it the dynamic center of the COA community.
The proposal should create a unitization between form and information. Acting as a graft, it is to insert one thing into another and re-imagine the various levels of the space and how it can be utilized. The space is a creative field born of known sources such as a stripped existing skeleton (ceiling, wall, floor) which are awaiting attachment or mounting of literal pieces, reuse of materials, inserting of a new presence, and re-feeding organized connective sequences.
This is an ideas competition that places you in the role of innovator. Digital drawings should be conceptual, but clear in the intent they are meant to convey. Submissions should present thoughtful, imaginative solutions by which this “Space” can be re-conceptualized.
Models can be completed as analog or digital explorations into the given subject matter, and have no specified requirements or limitations.
Physical models must be photographed and included in the board layout. Submittal of physical models is not necessary.
Drawings, sketches, renderings, collages, photographs, and other visuals can be completed as analog or digital explorations into the given subject matter, and have no specified requirements or limitations.
Submission in printed format is required for inclusion in the judging and display processes. There may be no more than two 20” x 20”panels submitted in landscape format per entry.
Each submission must include a brief explanation of no more than 150 words for use in the judging process. Statement must be included on the printed board.
In order to maintain anonymity within the judging process, students must create their own unique identification pin. The identification pin must consisting of 6 characters, of three letters and three numbers in this format (Example AAA_000). The identification pin must be located on the lower right hand corner of the final printed 20x20 boards in 12 point font size. Students will provide a sealed envelope attached to the back of their printed boards with team member names, class status (graduate,3rd year, 2nd year etc.), and identification number.
Anonymity of submitted materials will be maintained until the final decision of the Jury.
Submissions that include names or any recognizable means of identification will be disqualified from the competition, and therefore ineligible for judging.
Projects completed in studios prior to the Spring 2012 semester are ineligible for submission. Any submission not intended solely for use in this competition will be disqualified from the competition, and therefore ineligible for judging.
Any questions during the competition can be referred to Visiting Assistant Professor Dustin White at:
01.20.12 Friday - brief released / q & a Time n/a - During Dean's Address
01.24.12 Tuesday - submissions due @ 5:00pm - physical submissions to Visiting Assistant Professor Dustin White in the faculty lounge on the 10th floor of the Architecture Building (room 1001 Faculty Lounge).
01.27.12 Friday - Awards Ceremony 4:30 Gallery College of Architecture
Individual submissions are accepted. No single individual may be involved with more than 1 submission in the competition.
Groups may not include more than 3 individuals, and may be composed of students from the same, or from various levels. First year students are encouraged to pair with upper level students whenever possible, but this is not mandatory.
Participating students must perform competition tasks outside of studio time unless indicated by instructor.
Andrew Vernooy, AIA Dean, Professor, Head Judge
Clifton Ellis, PHD Associate Dean for Academics, Associate Professor
Maria Perbellini, MARCH Chair of Instruction, Associate Professo
BEST IN SHOW
This award will be given to the individual or group which best explores and expresses the ideas questioned in the competition brief regardless of classification within the college.
category 1: undergrad finalist
category 2: grad finalist
category 3: undergrad / grad group finalist
The best entry from each category will be considered for best in show.
Honorable mentions may be given to individuals or groups at the discretion of the judging panel.
3D MODEL & CAD PLAN