Timber in the City Design Competition

October 17, 2012

Timber in the City: Urban Habitats challenges architecture students and young professionals, working individually or in teams, to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex for a site in the Brooklyn waterfront neighborhood of Red Hook.

Entrants will be challenged to propose construction systems that draw optimally on the performance characteristics of a variety of wood technologies, and incorporate the creative and innovative use of wood in its design. A distinguished panel of judges will award the winning teams with cash prizes totaling $30,000, and the projects will be publicly exhibited at the 2014 ACSA Annual Meeting in Miami and the American Institute of Architects 2014 Convention in Chicago.

Entrants must register by March 6, 2013 and submit their project by May 22, 2013. The design jury will meet July 2013 to select winning projects and honorable mentions.