Newhouse Architecture and Design Competition
Named after late Illinois Senator Richard Newhouse, this competition gives students an opportunity to practice and refine design skills and create a project that could be part of their portfolio. It inspires teens to understand why design matters by researching, representing and redesigning the built environment to solve challenges that are personal and place-based.
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Competition winners announced!

December 17, 2018
Congratulations to the 2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition winners! This year, 226 students participated in the challenge, and 163 students from 14 states submitted final design proposals. The challenge was to design a community market in Chicago that improves access to resources and provides public gathering spaces for the community. A jury of nine professionals selected the top 15 finalists. Explore the winning projects!
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2018 National DiscoverDesign Competition

August 6, 2018

The National DiscoverDesign Competition is an annual ideas competition challenging high school students to design solutions to a real-world problem using the design process. The competition is hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring people to discover why design matters.

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2018 CIRT Design & Construction Competition

January 25, 2018

The 2018 CIRT National Design & Construction Competition invites ACE Mentor Affiliate teams (student and mentors) from across the country to design solutions for one of three challenges: an ultra-flexible home, an ideal high school or revitalize an urban block. The competition is maintained, coordinated and juried by the Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT), in coordination with ACE Mentor National and the Chicago Architecture Foundation

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2017 National DiscoverDesign Competition WInners

December 15, 2017

The 2017 National DiscoverDesign Competition challenged students across the country to design Design a Chicago public library in the Little Italy neighborhood. This year 436 students participated in the competition challenge....

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