Future City Competition-Bentley Systems

School of the Future Project


The School Design of the Future project provides real world, computer aided design software to selected middle schools participating in the Future City Competition or to high schools in the Philadelphia Future City Region.  The project will introduce students to basic computer aided design, (CAD), principles used in the building industry.  The Bentley Education Network and the Bentley MicroStation Professional Users Community will serve as technical advisors to assist students as the student teams design their school of the future.

 Middle school student teams have developed a city of the future as part of the Future City Competition.  Since the students are familiar with their envisioned schools of the future, the School of the Future may be chosen from one of the schools represented in their computer model.  This regional competition will provide them an opportunity to express their ideas on the design and functionality of a future school.

 High school students participating in the School of the Future project are required to specify the following:

The competition is team based.  Each team will consist of students, a teacher-sponsor and a technical advisor.  The Future City competition is open to 7th and 8th grade students.  High school students participating in the School of the Future project are not eligible to compete in the Future City Competition.

Each student team will design a School of the Future using the Bentley MicroStation software.  Schools of the future should provide environments that are not only energy efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit and contain the amenities needed for a quality education. 

The School of the Future timeline is compatible with the Regional Future City Competition, September January.

The Bentley School of the Future project has two deliverables:

For additional information, contact :

John Kampmeyer  610-328-3020 jkampmeyer@futurecityphilly.org


Karen McManuels    610-688-3980   kmcmanuels@futurecityphilly.org