2020 Lyceum Fellowship – BELT TIGHTENING, Bungalows For A M̶i̶l̶l̶e̶n̶i̶a̶l̶ Family

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STUDENT COMPETITION: CALL FOR ENTRIESThe Lyceum Fellowship invites students to participate in the 2020 competition. Founded in 1985, the Lyceum Fellowship's mission is to
advance the profession of architecture by engaging students in design
and travel. The design programs are developed by leading architects and
judged by insightful jury members. Prize money is targeted for travel
grants during the students' academic study years, thereby directly
influencing their studies.Learn more at: https://lyceum-fellowship.org

Poster by Skolos + Wedell

2020 Competition Overview
“Between 1910 and 1930, Chicago was one of the fastest-growing
cities in America. In those 20 years, it added more than a million
residents. As second-generation immigrants moved up the economic ladder,
they typically sought to move outside the denser, older neighborhoods
where they had grown up. Investors bought up and subdivided the open
prairie on the city’s edges to maximize profits. The American Dream of a
house with a yard was as strong a lure then as it is now, and the lots
sold quickly to families and developers.” -Chicago Architecture Center
The Chicago bungalow is an iconic symbol of residential design and
economic progress. These muscular brick buildings pioneered the now
ubiquitous open plan concept, accenting these new wide-open spaces with
Arts and Crafts details.
In Chicago, neighborhood blocks were
partitioned into narrow but deep
lots creating a distinctive urban cadence and unified street wall. They
were built on a modest scale to make them more affordable,
but at the same time the small size of the house related to the
contemporary philosophy that healthy living involves a lot of outside
time. Kids were supposed to play outside and families to engage in
healthful yard work on weekends and evenings.
Understanding the historical design context, demographics and
shifting definitions of family to be more expansive and inclusive, define, design, and deploy
a new housing prototype for Chicago. The student should consider the
space over the course of generations and plan for flexibility in overall
and occupant use. Architectural and narrative diagrams should be
utilized to explain the proposed design. Students should question
current acceptable standards for residential construction. What does it
mean to build affordable and efficient homes that families can afford?
Does the design of a space for only residential use make sense as
remote and flexible work proliferate? Is a garage the highest and best
use of limited space when car ownership is declining? Or could a
flexible studio space be created on the same footprint?
Learning from the history and design of bungalows and
utilizing the standard Chicago lot, design a new housing prototype for

2020 Jury

2020 Author & Jury Chair
Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, LEED AP
Founder/Principal ArchitectLatent Design, Chicago, IL
Katherine Darnstadt is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding her practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have prototyped new urban design systems to advance urban agriculture, support small business, created spaces for youth makers, advanced building innovation, and created public space frameworks. She and the firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennial, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner and Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40. She currently teaches at Northwestern University and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Jury:Emily Pilloton
Founder / Executive Director
Project H Design/Girls Garage, Berkeley, CA Joseph Altshuler
Creative Director
Could Be Architecture, Chicago, IL

Joseph Sziabowski, AIA
Hardaway / Sziabowski Architects, Wellesley, MADirector, Lyceum Fellowship

2018 winners on the road: Leslie Finnie (SCAD), Ian Amen (Texas Austin), Panwang Huo (Texas A&M)

TRAVELING FELLOWSHIPThe fellowship prizes are generous and meaningful. The grants, allow the
first place winning student to travel anywhere in the world for three
months, second place travels for two months and one month travel is
offered for third prize. Students are required to prepare a preliminary
itinerary of travel at the time of project submission. Juries consider
the travel goals and aspirations of the students as part of project
submissions. Often the intent of travel is significant enough to break a

"Here it is more about the journey than the destination. The winding path that meanders along a few hundred-foot-tall sea cliffs instilled sublime feelings as I headed toward the temple."
Michael Honyak 2016, 2nd Place

TRAVEL AWARDS1st Place - $12,000 for 3 months travel abroad
2nd Place - $8,000 for 2 months travel abroad
3rd Place - $4,500 for 1 month travel abroad
Citation - In the event a travel prize winner cannot travel, the Citation moves into third prize placement.
Merit - Certificate of Recognition

2019 Winning Projects

Start your journey today! Visit our website for registration and the full competition brief:https://lyceum-fellowship.org/2020