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PHLF Westmoreland Architectural Design Challenge Presentations

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PHLF Westmoreland Architectural Design Challenge
Middle School Presentations
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Monessen High School, Monessen, PA

Design Challenge:

Develop a Master Plan for a parking lot across from Pittsburgh's City County Building. Create a thoughtful design with attention towards mixed use buildings and outdoor public spaces. 

The Process:

  • Students attend an introductory session in the fall, organized by the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. They are given a design task and then tour an area of the city that relates to their design challenge.
  • Students return to school and, over the next several months, they work with group members to build a model and prepare written and oral reports.
  • In February or March, students present their models and written and oral reports to a jury of architects, city planners, and educators. Certificates of participation and excellence are awarded.

Call 412-471-5808 ext 537 if you would like PHLF to host an architectural design challenge for middle or high school students in your community.