GreenWORKS Competition


On January 23, 2009, the winners of the GreenWORKS Design Competition were announced.

See winners and Submissions.


The objective of the competition is to design a multi-unit, residential housing compound on a ¼ acre city-owned vacant lot in downtown Santa Fe that will provide a designated number of affordably-priced homes.

Category Competition Result / Open to Students / Project Competition
Type International, Project, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Housing
Country Santa Fe, New Mexico
Registration Deadline 21 November 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 12 December 2008 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

GreenWORKS challenges designers to
1) provide a site design that allows as many as six homes;
2) determine a realistic development budget that addresses the required affordability program as well as the costs of using cost-effective, sustainable design and building methods;
3) comply with a “green” building checklist that incorporates Enterprise Green Communities Criteria and the City of Santa Fe’s proposed Green Building Code;
4) create a replicable development model to shape future land use policy in Santa Fe regarding infill projects and green-built projects;
5) integrate the historic character of the neighborhood in the design;
6) incorporate community input into the design process.

Gillian Allessio, Santa Fe Police Department
Chris Calvert, City Councilor, City of Santa Fe
Trisha Miller, Enterprise Green Communities
Lillian Montoya-Rael, Financial Advisor/Planner
Michael Pyatok, Pyatok Associates
Bill Roth, Clear Creek Management Corp.

USD 10,000 total

Entry Fee
National Entrants: US$100 for professionals and US$50 for students
International Entrants: US$200 for professionals and US$150 for students

- Site design for up to six (6) homes in a residential compound- Line item cost breakdown for construction - Statement of sources and uses
- Green standards checklist - Narrative that describes how the design meets the judging criteria and provides outline for green development plan

Submission Address
Enterprise Community Partners, 2976 Rodeo Park Drive East, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Open House/Public voting for Peoples’ Choice Award: January 23, 2009
Finalists/winner(s) announced: January 24, 2009
Public exhibition of entries and winners: January 25 – Feb 2009

The City of Santa Fe and Enterprise Green Communities

Official Website

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