Fun Competition: AIA Barbie® Dream House™ Design Competition Print
Written by AIA Press Release   
Monday, 18 July 2011 08:25

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Architect doll at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) national convention where she was well received by fellow female architects. With 125 careers and counting, Barbie® encourages girls to be anything they want to be  - Barbie® I Can Be™… Architect doll introduces girls to this rewarding career in a way only Barbie® can.

As a way to further engage the design community in I Can Be™ Architect,  the AIA launched  a competition for architects to design their own interpretation of a Barbie® DreamHouse™.  A jury was selected and five finalists have been chosen for the public to vote on and determine the overall winner. While the architects submissions will not be produced by Mattel, it’s still fun to play with Barbie® regardless of your age.

Click here to view the submissions and vote for your favorite.  The competition is open until August 1st, with the winner announced on August 2nd in conjunction with the retail launch of Barbie® I Can Be™... Architect doll.

This is a great opportunity for the public, and children in particular, to read about and see the approach an architect takes to a design project.