Architecture at Zero 2021-22

Architecture at Zero is a design competition for decarbonization, equity and resilience, open to students and professionals worldwide. It serves to engage the fields of architecture, design, engineering and planning in the pursuit of sustainable design.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Sustainability
Country California, United States
RegDeadline 11 January 2022 GoogleCal iCal
11 January 2022 (via Online)
Eligibility Students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers and designers anywhere in the world


Lance Collins, AIA, Partner Energy
Siboney Díaz-Sánchez, RA, NOMA, Architect
Mary Ann Lazarus, Architect and Consultant
Paul Torcellini, PhD PE, Principal Engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Allison Grace Williams, FAIA, AGWms_studio

Up to $25,000 in total prize money will be awarded to student and professional winners.

Entry Fee
Entry fee for Architects, Engineers and Designers: $275
Entry fee for Students and Recent Grads: $0
Entry fees are nonrefundable.

Winners will be announced on February 4, 2022 in an online event.

Past winners

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E); Southern California Edison (SCE); San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E); Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and the American Institute of Architects California (AIA CA)

Official Website