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MOCK FIRMS

STUDENT-BASED CAREER-FOCUSED COMPETITIONS

 

 The 6th Annual

Int'l Skyscraper & Nat'l Home Design Competition

CHICAGO, MAY 1 & 2, 2014

 

Anticipation is building among aspiring architectural entrepreneurs from coast-to-coast and abroad for the opportunity of taking on the 2014 challenge to design the next iconic supertall and/or innovative single-family residence. Chicago again serves as host to competition as it continues to incubate and infuse cutting-edge architecture globally  through the international influence of its world-renown firms.  This coming year incorporates some new and exciting additions to the competitive grid including a landscaping component and possible dual mock firm champions in the secondary division from the skyscraper and regional home categories!  Take advantage of early registration to get a leg up in the race against the competition in building a winning team which--who knows--might just become the foundation for a successful career as a design professional!

INTERNATIONAL SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION (COLLEGIATE)

NATIONAL SKYSCRAPER COMPETITION (SECONDARY)

REGIONAL HOME DESIGN (SECONDARY)

 


 

  

2013 Class of International Mock Firms Competition Participants  

 

 

RESULTS FOR THE 2013 COMPETITION

 

"Rediscover the Future"

 

 

April 2013 witnessed the conclusion to the 5th annual International Mock Firms Competition as the Awards Presentation brought the weekends' festivities to a close. Chicago's iconic Congress Hotel on South Michigan Avenue once again served as host to over 90 students representing 30 amateur "firms" from elite architectural design programs from all over the United States in addition to mock firms from Sweden and Spain. With a theme of "Rediscover the Future," 2013 participants were challenged to conceive, construct and commercialize specific commissions which included super-tall towers with healthcare programs for Chicago and Amman, Jordan in addition to multi-occupancy housing for college students.

 

For a period of 8 months, aspiring young architects collaborated with each other, instructors and outside professionals to produce tall building and residential housing projects to present before some of Chicago's top design professionals. Each year with 2013 being no exception, these industry leaders serving as jurors express surprise at the level of quality they see especially among the high school programs in attendance. On behalf of Chicago Architecture Today, we would like to say congratulations to each finalist who through dedication and perseverance followed through to produce conceptual buildings which we and I believe many Chicagoans and Jordanians would be proud to have erected in their respective cities. A special thanks also to each instructor at the high school and collegiate level who without which none of this would be possible. Finally, on behalf of the students, teachers and sponsors, a heartfelt thank you to each design professional who volunteered their time and talent to make this experience one of great meaning and value! All the best to all of the above in their continued academic and career pursuits. Congratulations Seniors!

 

 

 

      2013 International Skyscraper and Mock Firm Champion

First Place: Azahar, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Runner Up: Studio F7, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2013 International Marketing Mock Firm

First Place: Azahar, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Runner Up: Futura 13, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

2013 Top Architecture Mock Firm

First Place: Azahar, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain

Runner Up: Studio F7, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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2013 National Mock Firms Champion

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

Runner Up: 5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

2013 Mock Firms Midwest Regional Champion

5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

2013 Mock Firms South Regional Champion

Terrier Architecture & Engineering, Carbondale Comm. H.S., Carbondale, Illinois

2013 Mock Firms West Regional Champion

Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

2013 Mock Firms East Regional Champion

Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

2013 Mock Firms Illinois State Champion Skyscraper

5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

2013 Mock Firms Illinois State Champion Home Design

Naperville North Architecture, Naperville North H.S., Naperville, Illinois

2013 (High School) National Skyscraper Challenge

First Place: 5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

Runner Up: Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

2013 Top Marketing Mock Firm  

First Place: JLR Architecture, North Garland H.S., Garland, Texas

Runner Up: Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

2013 Top Construction Mock Firm

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

First Place: 5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

First Place: Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

Runner Up: JLR Architecture, North Garland H.S., Garland, Texas

2013 Top Organization Mock Firm Skyscraper

(Tied) First Place: 8va Architects, North Garland H.S., Garland, Texas

(Tied) First Place: Millennium, North Mecklenburg H.S., Huntersville, North Carolina

Runner Up: TBD Designs, St Charles North H.S., St Charles, Illinois

2013 Top Architecture Mock Firm Skyscraper

First Place: JLR Architecture, North Garland H.S., Garland, Texas

First Place: 5S Designs, Lemont H.S., Lemont, Illinois

First Place: Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

Runner Up: TBD Designs, St Charles North H.S., St Charles, Illinois

2013 Top Sustainable Mock Firm  

First Place: Driven Architects, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, Illinois

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

Runner Up: Reflex Designs, Olathe East H.S., Olathe, Kansas

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2013 National Regional Home Design Champions

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

Runner Up Naperville North Architecture, Naperville North H.S., Naperville, Illinois

2013 Top Marketing Mock Firm Home Design

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

Runner Up: Ecorama, St Charles North H.S., St Charles, Illinois

2013 Top Organization Mock Firm Home Design

First Place: Elemental Design, Bolingbrook H.S., Bolingbrook, Illinois

First Place: EBHM & Associates, Sabin-Schellenburg Center, Milwaukie, Oregon

2013 Top Architecture Mock Firm Home Design

First Place: Studio 2102, Grand Haven H.S., Grand Haven, Michigan

Runner Up: Naperville North Architecture, Naperville North H.S., Naperville, Illinois

 

 

 

 


 

 

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