Roanoke – Urban Effect – 2008

Result

Forty-six entries were submitted from around the world.

Award of Excellence

* Nathan Harper (Individual) – Buildings
Spectrum Design, Roanoke, Va.

* Clark Nexsen (Team) – Urban Design
Roanoke and Norfolk, Va.

Student Award of Excellence

* Mengni Zhang (Individual) – Urban Design
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Merit Award

* Craig Huffman (Individual) Urban Design
Tallahassee, Fl.

* Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas & Company (Team) – Buildings
Wytheville, Va.

* BAM Architects (Team) – Buildings
Richmond, Va.

* The CAF (Team) – Urban Design
San Diego, Ca., New Orleans, La., London, UK

Overview

The Jefferson Street Corridor has been chosen as the focus area for this competition due to its unique influence in Roanoke's history, on its urban core, and its potentiall too affect the city's future.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Architecture, Landscape, Urban
Country Roanoke, United States
Registration Deadline 30 September 2008 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 31 October 2008 (Must be Received) GoogleCal
Eligibility Student Category: students who are currently enrolled in full-time basis college or university, Professional Category : professionals in a design or urban planning related field where has 5 years or LESS of work experience

Description
Three focus areas have been chosen for this competition. All are located along the Jefferson Street Corridor. The Jefferson Street Corridor lies along a north/south axis and is anchored by the railroad tracks and Rail Walk fountain to the north and the Carilion/Roanoke Memorial Hospital to the south. These three sites have also been identified by the City of Roanoke as preferred sites for proposed redevelopment.

Some properties on these focus areas are susceptible to flooding during periods of heavy or extended rainfall, specially focus areas #2 & #3. Any proposed solution for these areas should take into account that much of the area is within the 100 year floodplain.

Jury
To be announced

Prize
Finalists (maximum of two, each categories): $10,000 will be distributed.
Up to twelve Honorable Mentions

Entry Fee
None

Entries
1 Board (24 x 36 inch): drawings, diagrams, images or photographs and written statement (no more than 250 words)
A CD containing digital files

Timetable
Site Visits: September 2008 (Day TBD)
Site Visits: October 2008 (Day TBD)
Competition Judging: November 13th, 14th and 15th, 2008
Awards Announcement and Final Awards Event: November 15th, 2008
Exhibition: November 16th, 2008 – December 7th, 2008

Organizer
AIA Blue Ridge Chapter

Official Website
http://www.roanokeurbaneffect.org/

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