Chicago Sukkah Expo 2016

The challenge is to build a sukkah that meets ancient legal criteria and also examines our connection to the environment.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Two-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Temporary-Structure
Country Chicago, United States
RegDeadline 1 May 2016 GoogleCal iCal
1 July 2016 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

The sukkah, a temporary structure that is built during the Jewish festival of Sukkot commemorates the 40 years that Jews spent wandering the desert. The impermanence of the sukkah reminds us that many community members do not have adequate shelter and are threatened by the dangers of homelessness. We must devote attention and support those without a permanent home.
Invitations are extended to ALL architects, builders, artists, planners, interior designers, and students in related disciplines to design and build a sukkah. A jury will select eight winning design ideas which participants will develop into models that will create an exposition at Anshe Emet Synagogue in September & October 2016. Guests at an opening night premiere reception will choose the first, second and third place sukkot.

Michael Berkowicz, Assoc AIA
Simeon Chavel; Stuart Cohen, FAIA
Julie Hacker, FAIA; Lucien Lagrange, FAIA
Rabbi Michael Siegel
Jonathan Solomon, AIA
Nancy Warren; Paul Wieder

Finalists will receive a $250 stipend to construct their models.
Three structures will be selected based on public voting to receive recognition and prizes of $3,000, $2,000 and $1,000.

Entry Fee
Professional: $48 + processing fee
Student: $24 + processing fee

One 11” x 17” PDF file

Jury meets (Blum Community Hall, Anshe Emet Synagogue) and jury selection for model builds: July 10, 2016.
Finalists will be notified: July 15, 2016
Deadline for model submissions: September 1, 2016
Opening Night Premiere Party and Auction – Ballot for Community Members’ favorite and winner of favorite model will be announced: September 19, 2016
Auction winners can pick up models at Anshe Emet Synagogue: October 30, 2016

Anshe Emet Synagogue

Official Website