SMART Ideas Urban Design Competition

Result

Honor Award
Pathways to a Sustainable Future-Richard Price, AIA and Will Grimm, Planner/Architect, LEED AP

Merit Award
Refarming Suburbia - Design, Community & Environment (DCE) Planning - Team: Bill Bogenschutz, Bruce Brubaker, LEED AP, Agnes Chan, LEED AP, Melissa Erikson, ASLA, LEED AP, Mike Ernst, LEED AP, Isby Fleischmann, LEED AP, Yiu Kam, Charlie Loy, Kurt Massey, LEED AP, Sophie Mintier, LEED AP, Kevin Waldron

Citation
– Bob Theis, Architect, and Barbara Baiardi – Micro-Infill Urbanism
– Paul Harris, Architect, and Jack Lee, Artist – Bridgeway
– Michael Woods, AIA, LEED AP– Urban Design Plan with Live Work Units

Overview

The purpose is to take a big picture look at the urban design of NW Santa Rosa to see what options there are for retrofitting suburbia in that area as the SMART train system is developed and becomes operational.

Category Idea Competition / Competition Result / Open to Students
Type International, Idea, Open, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Urban
Country California, United States
Registration Deadline 1 February 2010 (See "Entry Fee" below) GoogleCal iCal
Submission Deadline 8 February 2010 (via Online) GoogleCal
Eligibility All

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Description
NW Santa Rosa developed in pieces according to sales of large farm tracts for key institutions, then filled in with a variety of uses, but without a planning vision for what the area could become. When the general plan was written in the early 1990's and a zoning map developed, the map primarily followed the existing uses, without much planning thought. Now there are some major employers, services, and institutions in the area, and they are growing. There is a highway right down the middle and there is a commuter train coming. How do we retrofit this interesting suburban puzzle, with parcels under multiple ownerships, to create a more walkable and livable community? Out of the box thinking is encouraged.

Jury
Ellen Dunham-Jones (AIA, author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs)
RK Stewart (FAIA, 2007 President of AIA National Associate Principal, Perkins and Will)
David Baker (FAIA, Award Winning Designer of Multi-Family Principal, David Baker + Partners)

Prize
Cash prizes (not yet announced in detail) and exhibition and pulication

Entry Fee
By January 15: Students: $50 USD, Academics/Professionals: $100 USD
By February 1: Students: $75 USD, Academics/Professionals: $150 USD

Entries
A maximum 2 30”x42” PDF panels

Timetable
Jury meeting and decision: 12 February 201
Community Presentation: 13 February 2010
eBook available: 30 February 2010

Organizer
American Institute of Architects, Redwood Empire, and Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy

Official Website
http://smartideascompetition.com/page1.php