Computer Aided Design Competition, Entry Details, Dates & Deadlines

ACADIA : Computer Aided Design Contest

ACADIA Design Competition

Computer Aided Design Competition

ACADIA International Design Competition 2007

ACADIA, the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture, is pleased to announce its third international design competition. As in previous ACADIA competitions this will be held entirely on-line and as a co-opetition; where the contestants themselves will be the jury. It is open to student, academic and professional designers. The competition is designed to encourage dialog among peers via an on-line Forum, voting sessions, and e-mail. In addition, several of the competition’s software sponsors have offered support. This multi-level exchange between peers and sponsors will make for a rich, stimulating experience.

The First Prize is substantial: a cash prize and a suite of licenses from the top architectural software developers, including Autodesk (Revit), Auto.Des.Sys (Form*Z), Bentley Systems, Inc. (Microstation), Robert McNeel & Associates (Rhino), Gehry Technologies (Digital Project), Google (Sketch-up and Google Earth), and Graphisoft (Archicad). Prizes for Second place, Third place, and Honorable Mention will also be awarded.

The competition site is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the location of ACADIA’s 2007 conference. The program is for a New Media School to be situated on the Halifax waterfront. The schedule for the competition includes three interactive voting sessions, an awards ceremony at ACADIA’s conference in October 2007, and a publication. To register and for additional information please visit the competition Web site:

Registration is open until March 15, and the first round of voting on projects is March 30. The cost of the competition is $40 for students and $100 for professionals. Consult the attached poster for the calendar of events; the final deadline is June 30th 2007. For further questions contact: Peter Anders Ph.D.

A print-quality version of the poster below may be downloaded from:

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