KHS students represent in annual AIA contest
Kodiak High School’s Architectural Design students fared well in during the recent 52nd Annual American Institute of Architects Alaska (AIA) Frank Maier High School Design Competition.
- How can the design create overlapping activities for an engaging atmosphere?
- How is day lighting used?
- How does the building relate to the natural setting?
- How is the character of the building purpose expressed?
The issues of focus when designing the facility were:
- Site orientation
- Natural lighting
- Site development
- Use of different parts of the building at different times of the day
- Relationship of high-traffic, high-noise spaces to quiet spaces
- Visibility of the building
- Views from the building
- Sustainability (ways to ventilate or naturally heat and cool the building)
- Circulation inside and outside the building
- Relationship to the surrounding context
Parameters for the design were:
- Total square footage of 3,829 square feet
- A facility of no more than two stories or an overall height 40 feet
- An obvious main entrance with a covered exterior area
- Other exterior doors providing access to outdoor spaces and as needed for egress
- Compliance with the International Building Code, 2011 Edition and the Federal requirements for accessibility (ADA)
- Some open and overlapping program space
- Programmed spaces do not have to be separate rooms
Student submissions included a detailed composite drawing (22”x34”), depicting a floor plan, two elevations and sectional views. Three-dimensional models were optional. Students began working on their projects on Jan. 20, and were required to have them finished and postmarked by April 28. Submissions were judged by quality of design and creativity (40 percent); success in satisfying design requirements (30 percent); graphic quality, such as presentation, clarity and line weight (20 percent); and completeness (10 percent).
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
- Architecture & Construction
- Arts, A/V Technology & Communications
- Business, Management & Administration
- Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
- Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
For more information about KHS’s CTE programs, visit https://www.kibsd.org/KHS_CTE.