Drylands Design-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Drylands Design

An Open Ideas Competition for Retrofitting the American West

Purpose:  To generate a portfolio of long-term design strategies for the arid and semi-arid west's water-scarce future.

Challenge:  Architectural or Community Design proposals that address water issues in residential, commercial, institutional buildings OR  in civic infrastructures, urban landscapes and/or regional plans. Architectural Proposals

Site:  Anywhere in the US, west of the 100th Meridian.

Eligibility: Open to professionals and students from around the world in architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, urban design, and other disciplines.

Schedule:  Registration now open.  Entries due December 15, 2011.

Awards:  Winners will be awarded research grants and access to a team of policy + technical advisors, to advance their proposals.

Dissemination:  Winners will deliver proposals at the International Drylands Design Conference, Los Angeles, March 2012.

Selected entries will be included in a traveling exhibition, opening at the A+D Museum, Los Angeles, March 2012.

Sponsors:  California Architectural Foundation and the Arid Lands Institute, Woodbury University

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