RODE Architects Update 10/18/22

Existing Conditions Launches First “Innovation Challenge”

Existing Conditions is proud to present its first “Innovation Challenge” offering over $5,000 in prizes, including internships and/or externships, cash stipends, and a real-world site visit to a high-profile site as Existing Conditions performs a 3D laser scan and existing conditions survey.

Additionally, Kevin Deabler, co-principal at Boston-based RODE Architects, will be sitting on the Jury for Existing Conditions first “Innovation Challenge.”

Students studying architecture, design, planning, and related disciplines are encouraged to apply to the challenge and create a design proposal for a mixed-use development site provided to them by Existing Conditions. Kevin is honored to sit on the jury, and to help foster excitement for design in the next generation of architects. 

Participants will create a design proposal for a mixed-use development site provided to them by Existing Conditions. Students will create a five-minute video submission of the design proposal for a mixed-use development project. Entrants will have access to 3D point clouds, CAD files, and Revit files. The site is to be provided by Existing Conditions. In addition, all participants will electronically submit a three-page PDF of the design proposal. The submission will be based on the local community's needs, as determined by the research conducted by the participant. The “Innovation Challenge” jury will be composed of various well-known architects and engineers, including Kevin Deabler (RODE Architects), Michael Samra (studio TROIKA), Graham Clegg (STUDIOS Architecture), and members of the Existing Conditions team. 

Students in architecture, design, planning, and related fields should take advantage of this unique opportunity to highlight their research abilities and design skills. Early-bird registration runs from October 10, 2022 to October 31, 2022 at a discounted rate of $25.00. After the early-bird registration period, the entry fee for the challenge will be $50.00, and will remain open until November 25, 2022. The submission period begins on November 1, 2022 and ends December 9, 2022. After the period ends, no more challenge submissions will be accepted. On December 16th, the challenge winner will be announced during the remote awards ceremony, from 6:00 pm-7:00 pm EST.

“We are thrilled to launch the inaugural Existing Conditions Innovation Challenge,” said Jared Curtis, President of Existing Conditions. “For the next generation of architects, designers, preservationists, and planners, this competition offers an opportunity to demonstrate their creativity and skill on the world stage. For decades, Existing Conditions has provided professionals with situational awareness and has empowered them with the confidence to make smart decisions based on accurate data. Now, students from across the globe are able to leverage our experience, equipment, and expertise to manifest their vision.”

To register for the Innovation Challenge, please click here.

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