Suburbia Transformed 2.0

The goal of Suburbia Transformed 2.0 is to promote and celebrate residential designs that go beyond “green” by explicitly using sustainable strategies, tactics and technologies to enrich the aesthetic spatial experience of people.

Category Idea Competition / Award / Open to Students
Type International, Award, Open, Single-Stage
Genre Landscape
Country United States
Registration Deadline 17 February 2012 GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 9 March 2012 GoogleCal
Eligibility All
Target Field We seek solutions to the ubiquitous small-lot, detached single-family, residential condition in the hope that we may better understand how to transform suburbia. Therefore, submissions must be for two-acre or less residentially zoned single-family properties. A submission with a newly built house is allowed as long as the lot was part of a pre-existing subdivision or town property. Distance from an urban center is not relevant for the purpose of this competition.

Description
The goal of Suburbia Transformed 2.0 is to promote and celebrate residential designs that go beyond “green” by explicitly using sustainable strategies, tactics and technologies to enrich the aesthetic spatial experience of people.. ST 2.0 will assemble contemporary projects achieving this goal into an exhibition and catalogue. The emphasis is on how such sustainable landscapes can be beautiful, inspiring, perhaps profound; and serve as examples for transforming the suburban residential fabric, one garden at a time.

Significantly, this year’s version, ST 2.0, invites the submission of visionary (unbuilt) work, along with built projects. Our hope is to trigger an instructive dialog between design that has been built and that which is untethered to the construction process. Such a curatorial stance has the additional benefit of opening up the competition to students, as well as professionals.

Jury
Cornelia Oberlander OC, FASLA, FCSLA, LMBCSLA, Landscape Architect
Meg Calkins, LEED AP, ASLA, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University
Matthew Urbanski, Principal, Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc., Landscape Architects, P.C.
Joseph S. R. Volpe, Professor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Julie Bargmann, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, University of Virginia; Founding Principal, D.I.R.T. studio.

Prize
Exhibition, Publication

Entry Fee
$95

Entries
A 250-word or less description and Existing Conditions Plan and Site Design Plan and 8 to 15 images.

Submission Address
The James Rose Center
506 East Ridgewood Avenue
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Attention: Design Competition

Timetable
Jury convenes: March 24, 2012
Opening Reception at James Rose Center: May 19, 2012
Exhibition travels: August 31, 2012

Links
Past winners

Organizer
The James Rose Center

Official Website
http://www.jamesrosecenter.org/competition2/index.html