AIA Young Architects Forum
Registration Deadline: March 1, 2001
Submission Deadline: April 10, 2001
Open to: All
Entry Fee: See below
Awards: US$8,000 max
Jury: Dominique Acevedo, Ralph Johnson, Jennifer Moulton, Michael Pyatok, and Bud Starker
The AIA Young Architects Forum, AGC’s Young Constructors Forum, and Northeast Denver Housing Center have partnered to host a juried competition in conjunction with the 2001 AIA national convention, May 17-19, in Denver. This competition will have two categories. In accordance with the convention’s theme, “Leaders and Partners in Creating Community,” the design category will focus on an urban infill project in the historic Five Points Neighborhood of Denver. The constructor category will focus on affordable housing and community service projects.
Design Category: The competition site is located at the eastern edge of the Five Points neighborhood, a roughly triangular area of 1,133 acres lying immediately northeast of downtown Denver, and is a vacant parcel made up of two lots. Northeast Denver Housing Center plans to develop the site for four to six units of residential with one to two units of commercial use. Competition submittals should explore the potentials of the development of an affordable or mixed income, residential or mixed use, replicable project for urban infill that is architecturally relevant.
Constructor Category: A qualifying project for the constructor category must have been completed in 2000 and meet the following criteria:
-Contractor’s contribution to the community
-Contractor’s state-of-the-art advancement
-Contractor’s innovation in construction techniques or materials
-Sensitivity to environment and surroundings
-Positive industry image
AIA or AGC Members: $35
AIA or AGC Associate Members: $20
Nonmember architects, contractors, and interns: $50
For team entries, the required fee shall be the highest amount for which any individual team member is obligated.
Registration and Winning Entries
Design Category: Send names for all members of a team, and place the name of the team leader first. Give name, address, phone, fax, and email for all participants. Make checks payable to The American Institute of Architects and mail to:
Young Architects Forum
Attn: Ellen Cathey
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
Constructor Category: Send names for all members of a team, and place the name of the team leader first. Give name, address, phone, fax, and email for all participants. Make checks payable to The Associated General Contractors of America and mail to:
Young Constructors Forum
Attn: Deanna Goelzer
The Associated General Contractors of America
333 John Carlyle Street, Ste. 200
Alexandria, VA 22314
Winning entries in both categories will be displayed at the AIA National Convention in Denver. Northeast Denver Housing Center plans to construct the winning design.
Detailed program information will be sent to the team leader after registration is received. Additional information is available only to those who enter the competition.
For more information or to register, contact:
Design Category Inquiries:
Ellen S. Cathey, Director, Young Architects Forum
Constructor Category Inquiries:
Deanna Goelzer, Director, Young Constructors Forum