March 02, 2022

Media Advisory: High school digital drafting and design competition

About 40 students from four area high schools who have an interest in architecture, construction and interior design will be at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Friday, March 4, for the Illinois Design Educators Association regional competition.

The competition is from 9 to 11 a.m. in Quigley Hall, home to the university’s School of Architecture. Students from Benton, Carbondale, Marion and Zeigler-Royalton high schools will compete. The best time for interviews with students and School of Architecture faculty starts at 11 a.m., although camera crews and photographers will be able to get photos and video of competing students.

This is the fifth year the SIU School of Architecture is hosting the regional.  Last year it was held virtually with the help of the area high schools and instructors.

The event includes computer-based and drafting designs in various locations of the building, along with two team competitions. The top three finishers in each of the 10 events earn awards, with the top two finishers qualifying for state competition April 23 at Illinois State University.

Students will also receive tours of the School of Architecture’s programs and facility beginning at 11 a.m. Awards will be announced starting at 1 p.m. after lunch.

For more information and to arrange for interviews, contact Scott Frisch, School of Architecture, at 618-453-3734.