There are likely as many problems facing the 15.6 million undergrads moving away from home to pursue knowledge as there are dorm rooms with uncomfortable mattresses and inadequate storage space. It’s nothing that a design challenge can’t handle though. Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Wentworth Institute of Technology are across the street from each other in beautiful Boston, Mass. It’s the perfect environment for a quick-turn competition between the two schools and the chance for students to show what they’ve got. The ’16 Hours to glory’ design challenge was set in motion with the brief developed by and the challenged judged by local area design professional. Luxion sponsored the competition and we are nothing but impressed with the concepts each team came up with.
As college students, one of the things you all have in common is that you’ve lived in a dorm at one point or another. You know what it’s like to share your space with someone you may or may not like. You know the space limitations, the frustrations revolving around storage and food preparation.
You also know that dorm rooms can be fun places, a tiny party in a box. Dorm rooms are your living rooms, your bedrooms, your studios, your kitchens, and where you entertain ourselves.
The challenge you are issued today is based around a ‘standard’ dorm room. It could be on any college campus in city. What you have been tasked with is making the experience of living in a dorm room better.
Over 35 students from three schools formed 13 teams, spending the entire Saturday going through the process of research, ideation, form development, all the way through concept design and presentation of their idea. Each team finished in the 16 hours given to come up with the design with three winners chosen, each walking away with a education license of KeyShot. The winners are:
First Place: Team Delinquent Daffodils (Josh Finkel, Ben Hannon and Emily Pearce)
Second Place: Team Fulcrum (Alex Stoltze, Alex Bandazian and Evan Udelsman)
Third Place: Team Peppers, Onions and Celery (Alex Calachan, Matt Bettencourt and Mitch Silva)
For 16 hours, the concepts of every team was incredibly impressive with very thorough presentations being submitted by each. You can see a few on the Coroflot 16 Hours to Glory competition page. Below are a handful of the renderings created during the competition and used in the presentations. Our thanks to the schools and congratulations to all the students who competed. Great work!