Livable Community student design competition Phase 1: Planning

Phase One of the competition, “Planning” asks students to investigate how a mixed-use, multi-generational community can not only fit work and play in the surrounding area.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students and Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Onymous
Genre Community, Urban
Country New York, United States
Registration Deadline 5 April 2010 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 12 May 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility Architecture and design students and young designers graduated within 18 months of the registration deadline

Description
This is an open competition and designers may chose any site to develop their master plan. When selecting an appropriate site, designers should consider the approximate sizes and programing requirements described in the program.
Existing connections to public transit is preferred but not required for the site. All services (grocery stores, transportation, general stores, medical care, schooling, recreation) not provided on site should be located within a .5 mile radius of the site to ensure persons of all ages and abilities would have access.
The design for the master plan should take into account not only residents but also occupants of the site. “Occupants” refers to the total number of persons using the community to live, work or shop. “Residents” refers to the total number of persons who live within the community in one of the residential units.
The top 10 submissions as selected by the jury will be utilized as case study sites for next year’s Phase Two: Building.

Jury
Not yet announced

Prize
First Place: $6,000 (AIAS Chapter: $1,000)
Second Place: $4,250 (AIAS Chapter: $500)
Third Place: $2,150 (AIAS Chapter: $300)
Three Honorable Mentions: $500 each
Four Merit Awards: $75 each

Entry Fee
AIAS members: None
Non-members: $10

Entries
Four 20”x20” boards and the design essay(500-words)

Timetable
Review by the Jury: May 29, 2010
Results posted on the AIAS Web site: June 4, 2010 http://www.aias.org/
Display of winning entries at 2010 AIA Convention and Design Exposition in Miami: June 10-12, 2010
Publication of winning designs in Crit 70: Fall 2010
Display of winning entries at 2010 AIAS FORUM in Toronto: December 29, 2010 - January 1, 2011

Organizer
American Institute of Architecture Students and AARP

Official Website
http://www.aias.org/aarp/