The Core Project

International Design Competition

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The City of Sebastopol, California, together with the Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a group of local business sponsors, is hosting an international design competition to generate innovative ideas for renewing the city center.

The overarching intent is to explore how the physical presence of the city can become a more economically thriving and aesthetically vibrant place reflective of the natural beauty of the region, and the character of the community. Submissions will explore the ways a small, northern California city can transition from its agricultural past to a lively and sustainable future.

The community seeks a cohesive vision for its long-term future. This is an ideas competition. Proposals may be innovative and challenging, and should also present viable ways to implement real, holistic change. Successful designs will generate public discourse about the direction of the town's future, and assist community leaders in plotting its course.

This will be a juried competition with cash prizes. There will be a public exhibition, and online publication of top award winners. A follow-up forum to determine possible implementation of design ideas is scheduled in early 2012. Cash prizes to be awarded at the sole discretion of the jury.

Entrants from diverse disciplines are invited to participate, including professional and student architects, landscape architects, developers, engineers, urban planners, transportation planners, students, and artists. Multidisciplinary, collaborative design teams are strongly encouraged.

Terms & Conditions
All participants must register to compete through Eventbrite (see Registration page).

Registration: August 29 - October 17, 2011
Submission Deadline: October 24, 2011