As part of the ACE Mentor Program of America's 25th Anniversary Celebration and All Affiliates Conference, the CIRT sponsored National Design & Construction Competition will be broadcast live from The Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD beginning at approximately 2:30pm EDT on Tuesday, May 14th.
In its thirteenth year, the competition is a collaborative effort among CIRT, the ACE Mentor Program of America, and the Chicago Architecture Center. Each year the competition has grown, with the intensity amplified by the quality of the submissions. To reach their decision, the preliminary round judges poured through a record 64 entries from across the country in an extremely difficult process to identify this year’s FINALISTS as follows:
** ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa for their Play Ground/Scape entry: “Unboxed”
** ACE Mentor Program of Greater NY/Team 30 for their Alleviate Urban Transportation Congestion entry: “crosstown;” and
** ACE Mentor Program of Hawaii for their Community Health Care Clinic entry: “War Natatorium Health Clinic.”
Each team will have one student make their team's presentation before a panel of distinguished judges and the winners will be announced during the Gala dinner later that evening.