Are You a High School Student with a Passion for Architecture or Design?

Then Get Ready for the Second Annual Stickley Design Invitational!

We are proud to announce the second annual Stickley Design Invitational will be held on Saturday March, 31st.  This annual program offers talented teens the opportunity to test their skills, build resumes, and interact with architects, interior designers, design professionals, and other students who share their interest and proclivity for architecture and design.  It is a fun, yet intense, full-day design challenge in which students must use both their talent for design and their understanding of Mr. Stickley’s aesthetic to creatively solve a design problem.

Last year’s students were presented with the task of designing a café for the Craftsman Farms campus on the foundation of an abandoned garage.  It was to be designed as a place where our visitors could take some time to relax and enjoy a light refreshment after a tour or special event.  Each student had to produce a three-dimensional model representing their design for the café — and the results were remarkable!  The winners of the Invitational proposed designs that were not only visually interesting, but also respected Stickley’s original vision for Craftsman Farms.

This year’s participants will be presented with a new design problem, one that will be revealed only upon their arrival the morning of the Invitational.  They will have the day to design a solution and create a three-dimensional model.  A distinguished panel of judges- to include architects, interior designers, and design professionals will be on hand to offer encouragement as well as to evaluate the finished projects.  All the necessary materials are provided.  Participating students are encouraged, but not required, to do some preliminary research on Stickley and Craftsman Farms.  Cash prizes will be awarded to the two students with the best designs.

We are now accepting applications!  If you are a high school student, or know one, with a particular interest in architecture and/or interior design, be sure to submit an application to the Stickley Design Invitational.  Download the 2012 Design Invitational Application here or on our website.  To be considered, each application must be completed in full and include a teacher’s recommendation.  Applications may be submitted in person at the administrative office of the Stickley Museum, by fax to 973.540.1167 or regular mail to: Attention: Invitational, Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, 2352 Route 10 West, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.  Questions? Call the administrative office at 973.540.0311.

The Stickley Design Invitational was launched during our centennial year with funding from the Robert Busch School of Design at Kean University, H|AI Architects, and by Gustav Stickley’s great-granddaughter, Cindy McGinn and Great-grandson, Louis G. Glesmann, III, who share the passion and vision of their great-grandfather toward creative design for everyday life.

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