What a year it’s been for Design LAB! In mid-March many classrooms were finally getting to one of the best parts of the program – building! Teams of students were selecting their clients, collecting supplies, and deciding what sustainable features they wanted to include on their dwellings. Shortly thereafter, schools quickly transitioned to distance learning.
We knew students were bummed that they wouldn’t be able to continue working on their original designs with their classmates, so we were determined to continue the program in some way. After a few brainstorming sessions, the Quarantine Building Challenge was born!
We invited builders of all ages to participate. The rules were simple. Each dwelling had to have a client and site, building materials had to be sustainably sourced, and participants had to use their creativity to really push the envelope.
We’re thrilled to share that we received over 40 entries. Each and every project blew us away. On June 26th we hosted a very special event on Facebook Live where we celebrated all of our amazing designers and announced the winners of the Quarantine Building Challenge.
With the help of our favorite furry assistant, on July 2nd we traveled from Northern Kentucky to West Chester to everywhere in between to deliver prizes to our very talented winners. We loved having the opportunity to meet some of the amazing kids and families that spent their quarantine building and designing.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Design LAB’s Quarantine Building Challenge! Stay tuned for what Design LAB 2020-2021 has in store.