[Image: From the Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest, sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education].
For the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest, for which they “asked readers to sketch their own visions for the George W. Bush Library,” Scott Carlson wrote:
Now that the George W. Bush era is almost over, the world needs a place to archive the legacy of the 43rd president. That place will be Southern Methodist University, in a building designed by Robert A.M. Stern. The building will probably cost $500 million.
We thought that Chronicle readers would have their own ideas about how that building should be designed, and we invited people to send in designs on the backs of envelopes. About 120 people sent in sketches that were good, bad, serious, humorous, abstract, or really angry. Their designs took the form of toilets, bunkers, crosses, and W’s, some crudely drawn and some very elegant.
I’ve posted a few of the designs here – but, if you want to see more, stop by the Chronicle of Higher Education, where you can vote on the best design.
[Images: From the Back-of-the-Envelope Design Contest, sponsored by the Chronicle of Higher Education].
(Thanks, Alex Haw!)