Innovations in Community Design and Housing Competition

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Innovations in Community Design and Housing Competition

Postby Paul Clerkin » Mon Feb 24, 2003 11:08 pm

Under the National Endowment for the Arts New Public Works Grant Program, Livable Places, Inc. invites licensed architects to compete in a design competition for a Mixed -Use Sustainable Affordable Housing and urban design project.

Livable Places, Inc. has been established by a group of affordable housing advocates and environmentalists to promote a more livable and sustainable Los Angeles region. Livable Places mission is to provide more livable and sustainable affordable housing on problematic urban sites and to influence and change the vision of urban policy makers and voters.

The competition calls for the urban design of approximately ten acres and the design and planning of Phase I. This will include approximately 50 units of for sale affordable sustainable housing, mixed-use commercial/retail and other site amenities. Most of the site is already under the control of Livable Places.

The stage one open-call portion of the competition is open to licensed architects and architectural firms in the US. A Competition Committee composed of members of the Jury and Livable Places will select up to five architects who will be notified on April 28, 2003 that they have been chosen to compete in stage 2. Each of the selected finalists will be given an honorarium of $10,000 plus a travel stipend to prepare an Urban Design site plan for the 10 acres, and schematic plans, a perspective, and elevation of the proposed 50 units. One winner will be selected by July 28, 2003 to negotiate an agreement with Livable Places for full architectural services for Phase 1. Other finalists may be considered for other projects. A show of the finalist's proposals will be held at the Los Angeles Museum of Architecture and Design.

Stage one application forms will be available beginning Feb. 8th, 2003

Sponsor: Livable Places
Type: open, two stage
Registration Deadline: March 28, 2003
Submission Deadline: RFQ submitted, March 28, 2003 (stage one)
Final submission: July 22, 2003
Open to: Licensed Architects, US
Entry Fee: $50.00
Awards: Commission, and $10,000 stipend to each finalist
Jury: Angela Brooks, Pres. Livable Places, Charles Brown, City of Long Beach, Neil Denari, Archt. Anita Berrizbeitia, Landscape Archt., James Grauley, Bank of America, Mark Mack, Architect, Roger Sherman, Architect.
Competition Advisor: Richard Weinstein, Professor, Dean Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning, UCLA, 1985-1994

For more information or to register visit the Livable Places Website at: or contact
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