Student Created Architectural Renovation Annotated Rubric

Olivia Crocker's picture

Hello PA-TSA! With the regional conferences less than a month away, I’m sure all of you are tackling your competitive events head on. Around this time two years ago, a friend and I made a foolish decision: we decided to pick up an event with only a month to prepare. Although Architectural Renovation sounded simple enough, we soon found that it was a complex event that involved a detailed portfolio, an efficient design, and a clean, accurate architectural model. To try to decipher this web of information and requirements, we turned to the only tool that could completely illuminate the judging process: the event rubric.


In my five years competing in TSA, I have learned that the most valuable resource each member has in order to prepare for an event is the event rubric, located in the National TSA Conference Competitive Events Guide. Understanding how each event is judged shows you how you need to prepare for an event in order to maximize the points your team could earn.


I have created an annotated rubric presentation for the Architectural Renovation event. This rubric is identical to the one that appears in the most current Competitive Events guide, and is annotated with clarifications, advice, and warnings from students who have previously competed. I hope these presentations help clarify the event for students and serve as a guide to how students should approach the event.


If you have any questions regarding the presentation, please email me at president [at] ()<!--style="text-decoration:none;"-->.


Disclaimer: These annotations are made by students for students. They are suggestions and clarifications based on our competitive event experiences, NOT a binding ruling from the judges.  


Annotated Rubric Presentation Links:

Architectural Renovation High School: