FD18: May the Fourth Be With You


There are few things we love more than beautiful design, quick deadlines, and bringing the community together. That’s why we launched Field Day last year. Field Day (FD) is an architectural design competition that tasks designers with creating something aspirational, yet functional (and extra points if it follows our Wikiblock ethos: using off-the-shelf materials, is easy to assemble and disassemble, and is fun).

The teams had just a few weeks, $250 (they could fundraise up to $1,000), and were given four hours on our CNC router.

And this year, we added a new twist: we paired the designers with local retailors. We made them partners so they could guide the designs in what they would need if they were to do a pop-up version of their work.

And the results were out of this world. (It was May the Fourth. There was a Star Wars theme. There will be more puns.)

The teams were:

To crown the winner, we partnered with Little D Markets for an outdoor market, and Spinster Records got us live music. We also created a life-size Death Star/stage (designed by Rickey Crum).

Both our esteemed panel of judges (comprised of Lauren Cadieux, Rick Fontenot, and JP and Erin Hossley) and the people chose Mike Arreaga as the winner.

His prize? C-3PO and R2-D2. And $1,000. But we were really most excited about C-3PO and R2-D2.

We’re excited to officially announce that FD19 is in the works. Mark your calendar for May 4, 2019. And let us know if you want to be a part of it!

And, as always, May the Fourth be with you.