Winners Announced for the 2011 Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision!
Competition Draws 92 Submissions from 20 Countries
On August 19th, 2011 a total of $8,000.00 was awarded to the first, second, and two third place prize teams for the 2011 Cleveland Design Competition challenge to design a new downtown school. The winners were announced at Cleveland State University's Student Center atrium by Armando Carbonell, senior fellow and chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, which has supported the Cleveland Design Competition from its inception.
This year, designers from all over the world were asked to submit concepts for a future home for the expanding Campus International School, currently located in the annex of the First Methodist Church on Euclid Avenue. Ideas submitted for the Cleveland Design Competition are meant to help the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland State University, Campus International School, and schools all over the world imagine the possibilities for school facilities and advance the conversation around public education.
1st Place - $5,000.00
2nd Place - $2,000.00
Michael Robitz, Sean Franklin and Alexandra VanOrsdale
New York, New York
3rd Place - $1,000.00 (TIE)
Drozdov & Partners Ltd.
Oleg Drozdov, Anna Kosharnaya, Pavel Zabotin, and Andrian Sokolovsky
Honorable Mentions (5)
Five teams were also recognized as noteworthy in the 2011 Cleveland Design Competition: A New School Vision:
Mason White, Lola Sheppard, Nikole Bouchard, Zoe Renaud-Drouin, Paul Christian, Fionn Byrne
Stephen Zuber, Carlos Coello, Courtney Boardman, Chad Smith, Ningning Shang, Leah Kleinman, Suttiruck Wongsawan, Randall Wong, and Amanda Wigen
Michael Conroe, Leanne Stepien, Giona Paolercio, Stephanie Vito
Amherst, New York
Athanas Fontaine, Chad Brintall, Michael Johnson
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Images of the winning submissions will be available starting in October at www.clevelandcompetition.com. All entries will be featured as part of a public exhibition from September 16-18 at Ingenuity Festival in Cleveland and at the Colonial Marketplace Arcade from September 26-October 29th in downtown Cleveland.
The 2011 Cleveland Design Competition Awards Jury selected the winners in an all day review of submissions in Cleveland, Ohio on August 10th. The Jury included an accomplished panel of architects, urban designers and planners with a breadth of educational planning and design experience: Kevin Daly, AIA, Design Principal-in-Charge, Daly Genik of Santa Monica; Steven Turckes, AIA, REFP, LEED AP, K-12 Educational Global Market Leader, Perkins + Will of Chicago; David Mark Riz, AIA, LEEP AP, Principal, KieranTimberlake of Philadelphia; Amy Green Dines, AIA Associate, IIDA, Chair, Art + Design, College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University; Edward Schmittgen, Executive Director of Capital Planning and University Architect, Cleveland State University; Linda J. Williams Ph.D., Senior Director of Educational Services, WVIZ/Ideastream and former Superintendent. More information about each of the jurors can be found at www.clevelandcompetition.com/jury.html.
The 2011 Cleveland Design Competition Awards were again this year sponsored by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.The Lincoln Institute has for many years been engaged in Cleveland, including the production of a feature length documentary film, Cleveland: Confronting Decline in an American City. The institute's founder, John C. Lincoln, was a prominent business and civic leader in the city. Kathryn J. Lincoln, chair of the board of the Lincoln Institute, has been engaged in the Cleveland Design Commission and also serves as a member of the Group Plan Commission, which is examining ways to enhance downtown
In addition to the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, the generous contributions of partners and sponsors that made the 2011 Cleveland Design Competition possible include - Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland Metropolitan School District, Cleveland State University, Campus International School, Vocon, Westlake Reed Leskosky, Bustler, and the Colonial Marketplace Arcade. Those interested in becoming a 2012 Cleveland Design Competition sponsor should contact the competition organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read 2011 Competition coverage in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article: "Cleveland Design Competition comes up with fresh ideas for the Cleveland International School" by PD Art and Architecture Critic Steven Litt, August 28, 2011.