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Architectural Design Event

Design Constraints


Event Coordinator:  Ted Robinson  

Description of competition: Level of Competition: High School

This category allows for high school students to display an Architectural drawing project. A complete project must have at least three (3) architectural drawings, including a floor plan, an elevation view, and a perspective rendering. Additional drawings, such as a site and landscaping plan, mechanical systems, plumbing and electrical plans may be included.

Rules of the Competition:

1.      A limit of one entry per student.

2.      The  project must be student work

3.      Students can utilize any tools, programs or machines to produce their drawings.

4.      A complete set of hand drawn or computer plotted drawings is required.

5.      Bring whatever you need for display purposes (easel, special tables, projector, display devices, screens, computers, etc.)

6.      Student does not need to be present.

Scoring / Evaluation:

Judges will review all projects on display. If a project is not complete or displayed, it will not be judged. The judges will award points based on the complexity, completeness, difficulty, ANSI standards, etc. A perfect score will be 40 points based on a scoring rubic. All decisions by the judges are final.


40 Pts. Judging for: Architectural Design                    Judge Score: _____________


 Student Name: _________________________      School: _________________

 Project Description: _________________________________________________



Enter Score

16-20 pts.

11-15 pts.

6-10 pts.

0 5 pts.

Project Size / Completeness / Degree of Difficulty



Project is complete with extra drawings and/or the level of complexity is high.


Project is complete with required drawings. Level of complexity is above average.


Project is complete with required drawings. Level of complexity is average.


Project is missing required drawing(s). Details are missing.

Drawing Standards



All ANSI standards* are included and are high quality. Drawings are accurate with lots of detail. An appropriate scale was used.


Most ANSI standards* are included and are average quality. Drawings have less detail but are still accurate. An appropriate scale was used.


Some ANSI standards* are included and met. Drawings have few details and little accuracy. An appropriate scale was used.


Many of the ANSI standards* are missing. Drawings have no details and are inaccurate. The scale used was not appropriate.

  *ANSI Standards including: orthographic projection, view selection, line weight and line style usage, dimensioning standards, use of scales, use of title blocks and borders; and are neat with an excellent overall visual presentation.