Sustainable Design Competition 2012

The goal is an interactive design competition that will expose participants to sustainable design strategies, USGBC LEED criteria and an integrated design process.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Students or Age Restriction , Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Public, Sustainability
Country Philadelphia, United States
RegDeadline 30 April 2012 GoogleCal iCal
30 April 2012 (Must be Received or via Online)
Eligibility all college and university level students as well as emerging professionals (5 years or less of professional design experience, regardless of age)

The City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PPR) currently oversees and operates approximately 160 recreation centers and facilities in the city of Philadelphia. Most of these recreation centers and facilities need repairs and modernization, and on-going maintenance. PPR is working with other departments and partners to make the recreation centers more energy efficient, while providing new programming and activities.
DVGBC has asked Parks & Recreation to identify four sites that meet the following criteria:
- in need of repair/site improvement
- easily accessible via mass-transit
- opportunities for energy efficiency
The challenge this year for the DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition is to re-imagine an existing urban recreation center. Starting with an existing site, teams are asked to use adaptive reuse strategies and analysis to design their vision of what a recreation center can be for the community.

Not yet announced

- First Prize: $1500 cash
- Second Prize: $750 cash
- Honorary Mention: $250 cash
Emerging Professionals
- First Prize: $1500 cash
- Second Prize: $750 cash
Honorary Mention: $250 cash
All local winners will receive a 1 year Student or Emerging Professional membership to the DVGBC.

Entry Fee

One (1) 30” x 40” board

Submission Address
c/o Ms. Mary Alcaraz
Ewing Cole
Federal Reserve Bank Building 100 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1590

Awards Ceremony: May 3, 2012 at Best of Greenbuild at the Federal Reserve Bank

Past winners

The Delaware Valley Green Building Council

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