2008 Competition Information
PCI’s 2008 Architectural Student Design Competition involves design of a new middle school to be located at the designated site in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg area. The project will address the vision that PCI has for a new middle school, in addition to showcasing a total-precast concrete solution (defined as 100% of structural and architectural elements). Students may participate in this site-specific competition, or opt to enter in the non-site-specific category and work with a local school district where plans for a school are in progress.
In this year’s competition we are following the consideration of sustainable building practices. The potential for precast/prestressed concrete as a green building material is significant, and innovative applications may contribute to greater performance in several areas of sustainable building. Successful entries will be characterized by innovative use of precast/prestressed concrete as an agent in sustainable design. A minimum potential Silver LEED rating is required to be integrated into the design.
Entry due date for the 2008 competition is May 23, 2008.
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