Architecture Students Prepare for Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition
Over Easter break, the majority of Loyola's twenty-two Honors Architecture II students were busy putting the final touches on Loyola Academy's seven submissions to the 41st annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition.
The submission deadline was Friday, April 14, and all entries were for the Architecture Division and addressed this year's design brief: "Implement the ideas of sustainability and biophilia to design a local public park field house, examining the importance of long-term effects on the planet, nature, and the human connection."
According to Architecture Teacher Mr. C. Carson Shearon, each Loyola Academy team chose a different community in which to site their field house project: Auburn / Gresham, Bronzeville, Greater Englewood, Humboldt Park, North Lawndale, New City, and Greater Roseland.
"At the beginning, the scope of the project seemed overwhelming," says architecture student Ryan Nieman '23. "After a few weeks the design process became so stimulating that it took on a life of its own. By the end, our team was really pleased with our design."
On April 17, the Chicago Architecture Center convened a jury of industry professionals to evaluate dozens of submissions from all over the city. Awards will be given in several categories and projects will be showcased at the Chicago Architecture Foundation beginning May 20, 2023.
"I couldn't be happier for the Honors Architecture students,” says Mr. Shearon. "They tirelessly put forth heroic efforts researching, strategizing, concepting, designing, and writing—all the while demonstrating Rambler grace and grit."