The Architectural Association of Kenya, AAK celebrates 50 years of existence with various events in the year culminating in its Annual Convention event in November 2017. The Convention is AAK’s premier annual Continuous Professional Development event. This year’s theme, ‘Looking Back, Moving Forward’, seeks to address milestones that have led to the current state of the built environment in Kenya and what to anticipate in the future. We reflect on past achievements, evaluate our present, and chart the bold future of planning, design and development.
Calling on all students in the built environment industry to help the Architectural Association of Kenya celebrate 50 years of existence in creative style!
The competition has two categories:
The Children’s Design Competition is themed ‘My Future Home’ and is designed for children between 7 to 12 years with a good hand for art and craft and creative storytelling. The drawings or paintings are to be dropped at the Architectural Association of Kenya’s offices at Blue Violets Plaza, 6th Floor, Kindaruma Road, Off Ngong Road.
The winner takes home Ksh. 10,000 while the one who gets 2 mentions gets Ksh. 5,000. The winner also gets an opportunity to attend the AAK Annual Convention at the PrideInn Beach Resort and Spa in Mombasa (with 1 parent or guardian)* and exhibit their design.
*Accommodation fees will be settled by the parent / guardian
The Association seeks to foster collaborative working in design via multi-discipline teams presenting an entry for the competition broadly under the golden jubilee theme of “Looking Back, Moving Forward” and specifically competition sub theme “My Future Neighbourhood.”
This completion is open to teams comprising students of seven Chapters of the Association, namely Architects, Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Landscape Architects, Town Planners and Construction Project Managers and Environmental Design Consultants.
The Competition is organised as a building and/or urban planning design project for middle level college and university students
The official language of the Competition shall be English.
The Competition shall be conducted using the following principles:
Preceded the design with preliminary investigations which will comprise of:
Interested applicants to register and submit entries via the Association’s website, including requested personal particulars, within the time limit set in the competition schedule of activities below. Applications received after this deadline shall not be taken into consideration
Prepare a combination of any three (3) of the following for adjudication:
|23rd August 2017||Announcement of brief|
|04th Sept 2017||Registration of Teams|
|18th October 2017||Final Submission|
|27th October 2017||Jury Meeting|
Prize money = Ksh70,000/- Opportunity to attend the AAK 2017 Annual Convention in Mombasa and network with established professionals.
2 mentions Ksh30,000/- each.
Kenyan citizens currently attending middle level colleges or universities. Each team to comprise at least 3 members representing a different chapter of the Association. Two 92) of the members must be AAK student members in good standing.
The following persons are excluded from participation in the Competition: