Traditional design competitions usually come with a blank slate for students to work within, providing parameters and guides. For the first time in the ASID Student Design Competition’s 10 year history, the concept asked students to take an existing structure and REdesign to REpurpose For Today!
REPurpose For Today challenged design students to create an environment that helps address a current social crisis through design of an existing structure. HGTV became the official program sponsor which has helped to communicate the importance of design to a larger audience of design enthusiasts and underscore the value of education. By finding potential in a structure that once had a different purpose, students embraced the idea of reinventing through design- instead of building new construction.
Judges for this prestigious competition included industry luminaries Barbara Marini, FASID, ASID national president; Susan S. Szenasy, editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine; and HGTV personality and designer Laurie March, Associate ASID. The winning entries will be exhibited during Dwell on Design June 21-23, 2013 and honored during the ASID Celebration Awards Ceremony, Friday June 21 at 7pm.
To learn more about the competition and it’s honorees, please visit www.asid.org/repurposefortoday.
WINNER:?Wheels of Empowerment: Mobile Learning Environment for Migrant Farmworkers
By: Molly Sherman, Student ASID – Pratt Institute
Wheels of Empowerment aims to create a stable and empowering learning environment for the migrant farm worker community. The design calls for a redesign of the seating on the common farm bus used by the migrant farming community. Simple modifications can create an adaptable environment that can be used as a classroom for the children, shaded seating for meals and a meeting space for community organizers.
Rubble Revival: ASID Repurpose for Today?By: Sarah Yacko, Student ASID – Ball State University
Pause for the Pulse?By: Kelsey Conroy, Student ASID – Virginia Tech
On Track?By: Misty Brecht, Student ASID – Anderson University
Repurpose for Today: Saint Joseph’s Hospital?By: Kerry Sherksnas, Student ASID – Brigham Young University – Idaho