Montrose Metal

Getting aquainted with the architecture/arts building on campus today before my first class, I saw a poster for a competition by the Metal Construction Association for an Ampitheatre/Beach House at Montrose Harbor in Chicago. So even though I'm now in New York, I can't completely escape Chicago ... not that I'd want to, though.

Anyways, the 2006 Student Design Competition's deadline is November 6, 2006 and has cash prizes totalling $7,800, as well as publication in Metalmag and the MCA Newsletter.

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Below is the "design challenge", though for much more information check out the competition web page.
This metal-in-construction competition challenges entrants to address architectural, structural, functional cultural and environmental issues in the design of a beach house and amphitheatre. These facilities should utilize sheet metal and other metal materials as well as metal structural members.

This proposed facility will be located adjacent to one of Chicago's busiest marinas with the potential for unobstructed views of the lake and shoreline, as well as views back to the city. The design should be sensitive to the context and activities surrounding this location.


  1. Good luck w/ your studies, John! You must be very excited. Savor every bit of it.

  2. John,

    You may want to inform your fellow students about this competition opportunity:

    For those architecture students interested, I have posted on my site a call for entries for the annual Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition. Sponsored by AIA Dallas and the Beck Group, $500 and $400 prizes are awarded to architectural illustration of the highest quality, both by hand and digitally. Entries can be sent by email and are due by October 31st. To find more information go to the link below.

  3. Glad to see that Chicago has followed you out east. Good luck with the program, you'll have to keep us in the loop. I started in the Urban Planning masters program at UIC this week too. Should be a good time, despite all the reading.

  4. University of Idaho Architecture student here!!! Three of our Architecture studios are doing this competition now. I wish you all good luck....


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