“Re-imagine the Classroom! Learn! Imagine! Participate!”

From Global Nomads Group: the 2009 Open Architecture Challenge invites you to partner with architects in your community to design better, greener classrooms for our schools.

Architecture for Humanity and the Global Nomads Group are hosting a design competition, which will tackle the health, environmental and performance concerns associated with today’s classrooms. Due to economic factors and rapid growth of our schools, portable, makeshift classrooms are now permanent features on schoolyards across the country. Global Nomads will be facilitating videoconferences to connect schools and architects. For more information on this collaborative project, visit: http://www.openarchitecturenetwork.org/challenge.

Challenge Timeline

  • January 28, 2009: Challenge Launched at the World Economic Forum
  • June 30, 2009: Entry deadline
  • Summer 2009: Jury review and selection
  • Fall 2009: Winner announced

Principal Sponsor: Orient Global

Additional Sponsors and Partners: Global Nomads |  Curriki |  Building Tomorrow |  Autodesk |  Google SketchupGoogle Earth |  USGBC |  CHPS |  CEFPI |  Do Something |  Graham Foundation |  Irvin Stern Foundation

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