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Architectural Design Competition has PVHS Finalist
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Monday, April 15, 2013
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In late March, the 23rd annual Santa Barbara County High School Architectural Design Competition was held at Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church. Esmeralda Gonzalez was named a finalist and received a cash award for her efforts.

The competition began March 19 at Santa Ynez Valley Union High School’s old gym, when Solvang-based architect David Goldstien presented a design challenge to 51 students from eight county public and private high schools between Santa Maria and Santa Barbara.

Students were asked to design a community center. Requirements included consideration of energy and resource efficiency in the construction and operation of the building and grounds, accessibility for all users, regardless of physical limitations, and a maximum 35-foot height, according to the scenario.

Open to all county high school students, the contest is coordinated by Goldstien and sponsored by the Architectural Foundation of Santa Barbara, Rotary Club of the Santa Ynez Valley and the County Education Office’s Regional Occupational Program.

At the end of the day March 19, students, working individually, submitted site and floor plans.

Santa Ynez Valley News 3/28/13

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