The SDC Iron Designer Challenge
Based on the popular television show “The Iron Chef”, the Iron Designer Challenge will raise funds to support the design program of the School of Design and Construction (SDC). Our fund-raising goal of $30,000 will help to provide materials and technology, fund trips and college visits, and create additional student workshops (including "Portfolio Development" and "Revit 101").
Watch live as teams from across New York compete for the title of Iron Designer! This year’s event will be held Thursday, June 8th at 6:00pm on SDC’s roof-deck. Team of professionals from New York City, partnered with SDC students, will face-off in the ultimate design/ build competition: in 3 hours construct a life-size structure made from simple, everyday materials. Built in front of a live audience and judged by acclaimed industry specialists, one team will emerge as the next Iron Designer!
Setting the Stage
In front of a live audience, teams must design and build a small life-size structure out of everyday materials.
All building materials will be supplied to teams on the day of the event. There will be a "secret material" unveiled during the event that teams must integrate into the structure.
Each team will be comprised of 4 professionals and 3 students from the SDC.
On Thursday, June 8th, the teams will have a total of 3 hours to build.
Judging will take place by industry specialists during the last 2 hours of construction.
The outdoor roof deck and/or gymnasium at the
School of Design and Construction.
Check out the competition rules, list of materials and judging criteria for the Iron Designer Challenge.