Design an affordable housing prototype
Design an affordable housing prototype for your local town/city or location of your choice.
That thin metal box at school where you cram all your stuff? Lockers aren't designed for students today. In fact, the design of lockers hasn't changed since the days of your great grandparents!
BRT is less permanent and less expensive that rail systems (like the EL) and can move people just as effectively in many cities.
Make a great public space in Minecraft. This challenge is to design a space that promotes social interaction and a sense of community.
Neighborhoods are unique places. On one block you can find many resources for the people who live there – homes, shops, stores, parks, and more. Not every block is the same or needs the same things. What makes your block unique?
‘Shipping container architecture’ is a growing form of architecture using steel intermodal shipping containers as the main structural element. The steel is not only strong, but meant to withstand heavy loads and harsh weather conditions.
The challenge is to redesign your high school’s athletic facilities into an athletic pavilion.
Parks are great. Most people have been to one and there is usually something for everyone to do. That is why people gather in parks. There might be shade which is a welcome relief on a hot summer day.
The DFSS Design a Viaduct Mural challenge is a local design opportunity which asks participants to think outside the box and imagine a site-specific viaduct mural for a Chicago area neighborhood.
The 2015 DiscoverDesign.org National High School Architecture & Design Competition real-world design problem is to design a pocket park for your neighborhood or school.
How is your school's cafeteria designed now? Start by making notes about what’s working and what isn’t working with the existing design.
The challenge is to redesign your high school library and re-think how your school’s library should, or could, function as technology advances and our notion of study and working changes accordingly.
Transform an old computer lab into a digital learning space for 21st Century Learning.