Architectural Design Challenge
Call 412-471-5808 ext 537 if you would like PHLF to host an architectural design challenge for middle or high school students.
Possible Design Challenge:
Identify a vacant or underutilized building in your neighborhood and determine a new use for it, based on the needs of the community. Build a model showing how you would restore the building and adapt it for reuse.
- Students attend an introductory session in the fall, organized by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. They are given a design task and then tour an area of the city that relates to their design challenge.
- Students return to school and, over the next several months, they work with group members to build a model and prepare written and oral reports.
- In February or March, students present their models and written and oral reports to a jury of architects, city planners, and educators. Certificates of participation and excellence are awarded.
Typical fee: $5 per student