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FSA Student Design Challenge

News | March 1, 2016 | By:

Fabric Structures Association (FSA) announced a fabric-in-architecture student design challenge for the 2015–2016 academic year.

The program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of fabric in design. Fabric should be used as a primary material with special emphasis placed on innovation in design.

The challenge is to:

  • Use textiles as a major component.
  • Design a fabric structure measuring 600-2,300 square meters to provide shelter and architectural interest for a public or commercial site. The site can be invented or pre-existing (resort/hotel, park, university, airport or sports facility).

Fabric offers students great benefits in this project, as it is ideal for use outside, inside, and on exterior surfaces without sacrificing flexibility, aesthetic lightness, and protection from the environment.

Winners will be announced at IFAI Expo 2016 in Charlotte, N.C.

For more information, visit the Student Design Challenge webpage or contact division specialist Jill Newman at or +1 651 225 6953.

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