Architecture at Zero 2013

The challenge is to create a design for a new, roughly 150 unit mixed-use residential apartment building located in the Tenderloin neighborhood in San Francisco, California.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability
Country California, United States
Registration Deadline 1 October 2013 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 1 October 2013 (via Online)
Eligibility All

Description
Each entrant or team will produce a building design for an approximately 150 unit/up to 14 stories affordable, residential apartment building with a ground floor grocery store that is as close to zero net energy as possible. The competition jury will review each entry for documentation of energy performance as well as the architectural integrity of the design.
Entrants will be required to submit both design drawings and energy performance documentation. Although each component will inform the other during design, for the purposes of the submission they have been broken out into two “tasks”.
Task 1: Detailed Building Design
Task 2: Energy Performance Documentation

Jury
Bob Berkebile, FAIA, Principal, BNIM Architects
Edward Mazria, Founder, Architecture 2030
Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-Chief, Architectural Record
Paul Torcellini, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Paulett Taggart, FAIA, Principal, Paulett Taggart Architects

Prize
$25,000 in total prize (at least two awards, one for a student entry and one for a professional entry)

Entry Fee
Architects, Engineers, and Designers (by August 1): $85 Entry Fee + $115 Board printing fee
Architects, Engineers, and Designers: $100 Entry Fee + $115 Board printing fee
Architectural and Engineering Students or recent graduates: $30 Entry + No fee

Entries
One presentation board (24” high x 36”), Energy Performance Documentation

Timetable
Winners announcement: November 8, 2013 at AIA San Francisco

Links
Past winners

Organizer
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco (AIASF) in partnership with the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC)

Official Website
http://architectureatzero.com/

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