Calling all Architects, Designers, and Movie Theater lovers. The design challenge you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived. Never again will you have the opportunity to ponder how to integrate a fabulous 1930’s Art Deco movie theater into the fabric of an (American) Victorian-era downtown.

Downtown East State Street in Doylestown, PA showing the area to be designed as the addition to the County Theater.
Fig 1: Panoramic View of Design Site 

Enter this “Ideas Competition” to crank out your best, no-risk, no-limits design ideas for this non-profit movie theater addition. Revit and AutoCAD wizards will be happy to note that the competition entry packet includes both a Revit model and AutoCAD files (donated by yours truly) to expedite design musings.

The design competition entry packet includes AutoCAD and Revit files to expedite the design process.
Fig 2: Site Plan with Proposed Building Addition for Ideas Competition

The design competition entry packet includes AutoCAD and Revit files to expedite the design process.
Fig 3: Street Elevation with Proposed Building Addition for Ideas Competition 

Competition details can be found at http://countytheater.org/designcomp/. Design entries are due by March 31, 2016. The competition has a $1000 first prize — Happy Designing!

About the Author

Glynnis Patterson, Revit expertGlynnis Patterson, NCARB — Director of Software Development
Glynnis grew up in Doylestown around the corner from the County Theater.

Glynnis is a Registered Architect and has worked within the BIM industry since 1998. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, she has worked as an architect, educator and construction site manager. Glynnis is currently the Director of Software Development Services at Ideate, Inc. and continues to work with AEC clients worldwide, developing, and consulting on solutions to Building Information Modeling challenges. Follow Glynnis on Twitter.


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