Each January the Norwich University School of Architecture + Art begins the semester with a one week all-school design competition. Students are divided into teams made up of all five years. Each team is led by a senior with thesis students acting in an advisory role. The design problem is typically focused on a community project. In years past, students have worked a redesign for the Flynn Theater in Burlington and many campus projects that have included ideas for the Bicentennial stairs and an in-depth look at design solutions for campus safety.
This year, the students were asked by both the program director of Undergraduate Research as well as the Office of Communications to reimagine how information could be displayed on campus in a new and exciting way. Student solutions included a mobile gallery made of innovative materials, unusually shaped kiosks, and a portable display system worn like backpack. The 10 proposals were reviewed by Amy Woodbury Tease of Undergraduate Research and Chief Administrative Officer David Magida. The final solutions were varied and provided much to take as indications of what can be done next.
Here are PDFs of some of the presentations: