Mad Houser Hi Hat Competition

Purpose of Competitionregister

The HAW Housing Competition serves as an opportunity for instructors to build a service-learning course by utilizing competition elements to enhance learning objectives of their course. As a student, this is an opportunity to gain hands on, practical experience in design team management, communication, and team development skills all which applicable in real world working environments. The competition includes an educational panel with community leaders and an opportunity to meet with a community agency beneficiary, Mad Housers. For all participants this event will bolster an awareness of the critical elements and needs regarding housing disparity within our community.

For more info click HERE for the Competition Brief

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Prizes and Awards

  • Frist Place Team - $1500
  • Second Place Team - $900
  • CIFAL of Atlanta UNITAR Certificate

Background and Intent

MAD HOUSERS Inc. is an Atlanta-based non-profit corporation engaged in charitable work, research and education. Their charter outlines the following goals and purposes:

To provide shelter for homeless individuals & families regardless of race, creed, national origin, gender, religion or age
To develop low income housing for people in need of housing
To help people develop the skills and knowledge for constructing and rehabilitating housing and shelter
To increase the quantity and to improve the quality of housing in the world
To act, if necessary, as an advocate for the homeless, to ensure that their moral and civil rights are protected

CARE Services, Department of Student Leadership and Service and the KSU Architecture Department are inviting all interested students with faculty mentors to participate in this exciting addition to Homelessness Awareness Week (HAW) 2019. Faculty mentors, get HIP incorporate this Service-Learning opportunity during Fall Semester through the Mad Housers Hi Hat Competition.

Faculty can provide extra credit for student participation or integrate the competition into their coursework! Faculty or practitioners can become team mentors to encourage and assist learning outcomes beyond the classroom. Students, this is an excellent opportunity for you to apply and enrich your area of academic expertise while working across disciplines to refine the design of a standard Mad Housers shelter, the Hi Hat. 

The culmination of this competition includes a jurored review and an exhibition of project designs on both campuses! With reflection opportunities, engagement with diverse faculty and external critics, this is an ideal opportunity to boost student learning and collaboration while helping those in need. 

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