April 9, 2008

Design Project Build

On April 5, 2008 Design Project Build invites you to join us in an exhilarating inaugural event brought to you by Boulder Design Festival 2K09. This event series will focus on five design disciplines, with the first event exhibiting local architecture design and creative development! This event will feature architecture and interior design exhibits with a never before seen Architect Challenge at Rembrandt Yard. Pitting their skills and wits against one another in a friendly and creative atmosphere, twelve top Boulder architects will incorporate problem solving design tasks into three well known buildings undergoing change here in Boulder. Exhibits by local designers, visual presentations focused on interesting and unique architecture, and an after-party led by Communikey Festival’s very own DJ Brandon Brown will be experienced.

In preparation for the Bike Rack Design Competition, Community Cycles will host afternoon bike repair workshops in conjunction with bike rack construction demonstrations (using salvaged materials) by local artists and community members. The festivities will begin at 2 pm, so cycle on over after the farmers market and look out for the Double Decker Bus at Rembrandt Yard. Come experience Design Project Build’s creative assemblies, interactive modeling, public participation, and more.

Each participating architect has chosen a non-profit to benefit from the evening’s event. 10% of all proceeds collected at the door will be distributed to each of these non-profits. Through contributions from local businesses, prizes will be raffled off to support bike rack design fabrications and other creative events like DPB!

Design Project Build Agenda:

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Community Cycles will host bike rack repair workshops in conjunction with on site bike rack building demonstrations in support of the Bike Rack Design Competition
5:00 – 5:30 pm: Architect Challenge and Communikey set-up
5:30 – 6:00 pm: Opening remarks, Challenge distributed, raffle begins, architect and design exhibits open
6:00 -9:00 pm: Contestants attack assigned building locations, public voting with set criteria for the Challenge
9:00 – 10 pm: Architects present their work, winning designs are announced, prizes are awarded
10:00 – midnight: Mix and mingle at the after party with fellow architects, designers, and Boulder community
For questions, please contact Rebecca Lewis: rl[@]boulderspace.org; 720.771.0528 or Heather Shreckengost: hs[@]boulderdesignfestival.com; 303.883.0673.

See you there!

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