DESIGN MARFA Housing Competition

This competition is conducting an international ideas Competition to propose designs for multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Marfa, United States
Registration Deadline 3 October 2014 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 6 October 2014 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

Description
Design Marfa's mission is to advance architecture, preservation, economic development and sustainable growth in Marfa through educational programs and special events.
We seek to enhance the quality of life in Marfa, TX.
Currently, Marfa has limited property zoned for multi-family housing. Please see Marfa's zoning requirements on our Downloads page. As tourism increases in Marfa, the availability of housing for full-time residents has the potential to become even more limited as the attractiveness of vacation rentals and part-time residences remove inventory from the market.
The objectives of the Competition are to:
- Encourage multi-family housing projects
- Consider housing as an urgent and basic component of improving the urban environment in Marfa
- Promote dialogue on how to improve the housing shortage
- Encourage city planners and property owners to rethink existing code limitations and potentially rezone appropriate properties for multi-family housing

Jury
Gail Peter Borden (Borden Partnership)
Meredith Dreiss (President of ArcheoProductions, Inc.)
Mike Green (Architect, Michael Green Architecture)
Carlos Jimenez (Architect, Carlos Jimenez Studio)
Liz Lambert (Hotelier)
Jenny Moore (Executive Director of the Chinati Foundation in Marfa)
Sharon Odum (Sharon Odum Architect)

Prize
- $1500 USD cash
- Speaking slot to present the winning design at Design Marfa’s 2015 Marfa Architecture + Design Symposium in Marfa, Texas with: Travel stipend of $800 USD, 3 nights accommodations during the Symposium weekend (Maximum two rooms), Two full symposium passes which include all Symposium events, parties and home tour

Entry Fee
$150 USD per professional submission
$100 USD per professional submission for Presidio, Brewster and Jeff Davis County residents
$50 USD for student submission

Entries
- Up to three (3) presentation boards
- A proposal with explanatory note of the design solution and other information to support the proposal. (maximum 5 pages)

Timetable
Jury Review: November 2014 – January 2015
Winners Announced: February 6, 2015

Organizer
Design Marfa

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