We recently had a school wide design competition. The competition was called MAXmin.
Students were placed in groups of 3, with each member having a different amount of experience at the college. The goal was to not only produce a Maximum design with minimal cost, but to bring the college’s architecture students together. Students were charged with the task of redesigning the interior of the downtown studio, where 5th year, graduate students, and faculty work.
Our group’s design was based around maximizing the small amount of natural light available,minimizing the material cost, all while bringing both student and faculty together.
You can view my groups submission in Maxmin 2010, under Competition.