Winning Exhibition – September 15, 2015

What is the goal of Redefining Home: A Design Challenge?

Our goal is to inspire designs that are flexible and replicable in a variety of markets and contexts. Thus, we do not provide a specific budget as part of our hypothetical. However, we expect teams to think carefully about the competition’s affordability priority and explain how their concept responds to that challenge.

By registering for the competition will I receive additional information needed to complete the requirements of the competition?

No. All necessary information to complete the competition requirements can be found on the website pages.

Can participants pay the early bird registration fee and then submit their project at a later date?

No, you will pay your registration fee when you submit your project. You must submit on or before April 17, 2014 to receive the early bird discount.

I am working on a residential project in my hometown. Can I submit this project?

No, all entries must address the competition brief and be specific to the hypothetical site.

I want to enter the competition as part of a team. Is this allowed? How do I indicate this in my entry?

You are allowed and encouraged to enter as a team. Please indicate the names of your team members in the appropriate field when submitting your project on the submission website. You must also include all project collaborators in your Design Team Spreadsheet. All collaborators will be credited in the case of an award.

Do you care if our images are oriented vertically or horizontally?

No, as long as your images are JPGs, 300 dpi, the orientation is up to you. However, for publication purposes it is helpful if you include a mix of both vertical and horizontal images in the event your project wins.

How will entrants be notified if they win?

All winners are announced at the official awards announcement. If winners are not present at the public announcement, they will be contacted immediately after.

How are the winners recognized?

Winning entries are featured in an exhibition at the AIA San Francisco office (?).

Are all students eligible for the Student Division?

Yes, all full time students in high school or receiving their undergraduate, graduate or PhD degrees are eligible. Student submissions must be made by individuals or teams composed of students currently registered in academic institutions. Submission of student photo identification for student(s) is required.

Will the student and open divisions be judged under different evaluation criteria?

Student participants are not subject to different evaluation criteria and student submissions will be evaluated competitively with open submissions.

Is there a limit to the number of entries a participant can submit?

No, there is no limit to the number of entries per participant. The participant must pay the submission fee for each entry.

What happens if a juror reviewing a submission has a conflict of interest?

Competition administrators will require jurors to recuse themselves from evaluating projects that represent a conflict of interest.