MOM19 Student Design Award
CALL FOR ENTRIES

Design is all around us, rooting us to our past and sowing the seeds for our future. Just like we admire great historical monuments, we also look forward and envision what the landscape of tomorrow will be. This is why Month of Modern places such importance on discovering and promoting new generations of architects, and those who will build on the foundation of the masters to forge new paths of innovation and development.

The Month of Modern CU Student Design Award celebrates students in architecture, interior, landscape and urban design who are pushing the boundaries and developing future environments in ways that enrich lives utilizing new, exciting technologies and materials.

The Month of Modern Student Design Award is dedicated to:

  • Advance the appreciation of quality academic design ideas and projects,
  • Celebrate emerging talents in architecture, interior, landscape and urban design,
  • Promote and provide publicity to CU Environmental Design students.

ENTRANT QUALIFICATION

  • The competition is open to all CU students of Environmental Design.
  • Your entry should consist of an academic project carried out at CU Boulder.
  • Open to AIAS members and non-members
  • Entries are limited to one project per person.

IMPORTANT DATES

  1. August 1, 2019→ Submission opens
  2. August 31, 2019→ Submission closes
  3. September 19, 2019→ Finalists notified
  4. September 26, 2019→ Winners will be announced at the 2019 Month of Modern Wrap Party at Galvanize, Boulder.

ENTRY MATERIALS

Your entry should consist of an academic project carried out at CU Boulder. All projects must be submitted in digital format. No printed submissions accepted. Entries are limited to one project per person.

The Honor Awards Jury will review the submissions in four categories:

  1. 1st and 2nd Years
  2. Architecture
  3. Landscape and Urban Design
  4. Other

Digital files must be organized as follows:

  1. Create one (1) main folder named the category letter and the name of your project. For example, “A – Mountain Vista”
  2. Create two (2) sub-folders under the main folder
    1. Folder 1: “Category – Project Name – Anonymous” (i.e. “A – Mountain Vista -Anonymous”) with no identifying information and upload
      1. Project Information
        For example: site & zoning constraints, square footage, program, etc.
      2. Design Statement 
        Clearly, but briefly, outline design problems and requirements, then concisely describe what was done to solve those problems. [CLICK HERE FOR STATEMENT GUIDELINES]
      3. Images
        • MONTH OF MODERN encourages entrants to include copies of preliminary sketches, alternative preliminary schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, as well as final presentation drawings.
        • Images must not exceed 3MB per file and should be a minimum of 1000px on the shortest side.
        • Images must be saved as JPGs or PNGs
    2. Folder 2: “Category – Project Name Identified WITH YOUR INFORMATION” (i.e. “C -Mountain Vista – Identified”
      1. ENTRY & RELEASE FORM [DOWNLOAD]
      2. Photograph of the entrant. Dimensions should be a minimum of 1000 pixels on the short side and in JPG format
  3. ZIP your files together and submit to GOOGLE DRIVE [CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD]
  4. Finalists will be required to create one design board for display at the MONTH OF MODERN Wrap Party on September 26:
    • Board Size: 24” W x 36” H with 1/2” border around the perimeter
      (23″ x 35″ printed board mounted on a 24” W x 36” foam core)
    • Mounted on foam core in portrait orientation

EVALUATIONS SYSTEM / JURY

Entries will be blind-judged by a team of established commercial and residential industry leaders from multiple disciplines such as, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Design and Art located throughout Boulder. The winners are not announced until the evening of the Awards Presentation on September 26, 2019.

Jury decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted. Submitted images should not contain any information divulging your identity.

The Awards Jury will review the submissions in four categories (1st and 2nd Years; architecture, urban planning & landscape and other) and will shortlist the top three submissions for each category.

Each entry for the MOM Student Design Award will be judged on how successfully the project meets the following criteria:

  • statement of design intent,
  • resolution of the program or idea, and
  • the quality of the submittal materials (i.e., presentation graphics and composition, elements and principles of design, creativity and visual appeal

PRIZES

  • An award for best project.
  • A people’s choice award
  • (4) First prize, one for each category
  • (4) Second Prize, one for each category
Harvey Hine - HMH Architecture + Interiors

Harvey M. Hine, AIA
HMHAI

Renee del GaudioKyle Burds

Kyle Burds
Studio B

Luke Sanzone - Marpa Landscape

Luke Sanzone
Marpa

David Barrett - Barrett Studio Architects

David Barrett, FAIA
Barrett Studio

E.J. Meade - Arch11

E.J. Meade, AIA
Arch11

Kristi Freeland - Carré Design Studio

Kristi Freeland
Carré Designs

Jessica Kooiman Parker - The Dairy

Jessica K. Parker
Dairy Arts Center

RULES & REGULATIONS

Use of submittal Materials

  • All documents, photographs, scans, floor plans, elevations, diagrams, sketches, digital renderings as submitted become the property of Month of Modern.
  • Month of Modern reserves the right to crop, edit, resize and use submitted entries at their discretion unless permission has been specifically restricted.
  • Month of Modern also reserves the right of full discretion to utilize winner’s photographs in any publication, electronic format or other media unless permission has been specifically restricted.
  • Month of Modern cannot guarantee the inclusion of any or all winners’ photography or Designer’s information in subsequent publications where editorial decision-making is beyond Month of Modern’s control.

WHO CAN ENTER
The competition is open to all CU students of ENVD. Your entry should consist of an academic project carried out at CU Boulder. Entries are limited to one project per person.

ANONYMITY
To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of entrants may appear on any submission materials except where specifically requested. Do not, however, conceal the identity or location of projects. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; MONTH OF MODERN will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.

QUESTIONS
Contact Stephanie Bingham at 303-444-8488.