A competition has been announced to design a new school environment for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy
The competition seeks designs that support the schools aims and provides an environment to assist in delivering the programme’s aims.
The registration period closes 28 February.
Registration Period: 1/3/2011-2/28/2011
Submission Due: 3/1/2011
Jury Review 3/2-2011-3/31-2011
Winners Announced: 4/1/2011
Client contact details:
More information and the registration form can be found here.
Easter Seals SW Florida
350 Braden Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34243
Attn: VIP Competition
This competition is a call for ideas to design a building block of an inclusive school environment that will uniquely enhance the quality of life for teens and adults with disabilities who participate in the Easter Seals VIP Academy.
Your design should support the program goals of providing these young adults with the vocational/life skills they require to lead fully productive lives. Traditionally little or no thought has been given to the environments in which these crucial services are delivered.
Utilizing inclusive design principles such as:
- Sensory Awareness
- Enhancing Learning
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Health and well-being
- Safety and Security
Your building block should consider (but not be limited to) the following spaces:
- Gym/Fitness Center
- Model residential apartment
- Outdoor access
- Small group spaces
- Individual study areas
- Personal Care and Therapy
- Technology Integration
- Storage (for physical disability aids, etc.)
Your designs can focus on all or some of the spaces listed above. Size and location are left to the discretion of the entrant.