Designing Recovery Competition Launch!

Designing Recovery Competition Launch!

  • by Architecture for Humanity
  • Jun 13, 2013
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Architecture for Humanity, in partnership with the American Institute of Architects, Make it Right, St. Bernard Project and competition sponsor Dow Building Solutions, is pleased to announce the "Designing Recovery" ideas competition geared at rebuilding sustainable and resilient communities to help survivors of recent disasters in New Orleans, LA , Joplin, MO, and New York, NY. The competition was officially announced today (June 13, 2013) at the Clinton Global Initiative's annual CGI America event.


Goal: To generate a portfolio of resilient and affordable single-family housing designs to aid communities recovering from natural disasters.

Timeline: June 13, 2013 - August 15, 2013 at 5:00 PM EST (strictly observed).

Cost: $250 per design entry. Unlimited entry submissions allowed.

Prize: $10,000 awarded to each of the three winning designs (one design will be chosen for each location).

Outcome: All entries that meet the competition criteria will be included in a portfolio of housing options for long-term recovery in disaster-affected areas. The entries will also be published on Architecture for Humanity's Open Architecture Network and Make It Right's Laboratory, an online forum for green builders. The three winning entries will be profiled by Architecture Magazine.

Requirements: Entries must be feasible to be built under the development models of Architecture for Humanity, Make It Right, and St. Bernard Project and must incorporate the skills and input of a licensed architect.

For more information on competition requirements and how to enter, click here or view the official Designing Recovery Competition Guide.