Recycle This Site Competition

Sponsor: Land-of-Sky Regional Council, Asheville, NC

Type: open to students at southeast US schools.

Language: English

Registration: None

Architecture students only, under the direction of class professors.


·          $2,500 to winning design team school

·         finalist designs presented at national conferences

·         finalist designs featured in professionally produced short video

·         opportunity for student internship

Registration deadline- August 31, 2009
Site visit- September 11, 2009
Submission deadline- December 18, 2009
Jury evaluations- January 18-22, 2010
Finalist presentations- spring 2010
Winner announced- spring 2010

Robert Camille, Camille-Alberice Architects, property owner, developer,
Jon Calabria, NC State University & French Broad Watershed Training Center at the North Carolina Arboretum
Bruce Nicholson, Program Manager for the North Carolina Division of Waste Management
Erika Schneider, Outreach Coordinator for Sundance Power Systems
Hartwell Carson, French Broad Riverkeeper
Pattiy Torno, Co-Founder of the Asheville River Arts District
Terry Bellamy, Mayor, City of Asheville, NC
Jonas Gerard, artist

Design Challenge:
This competition offers a chance to take a lead in today’s environmentally conscious economy and gain national recognition for cutting edge, innovative redevelopment techniques. ReCycle This Site is looking for designers that think outside the lines and are willing to take risks.

This project will result in a conceptual development tool which goes beyond compliance and offers “out of the box”, innovative approaches to flood plain issues, stormwater management requirements, the use of green building designs, re-use of existing infrastructure, Brownfield issues; erosion control, and other watershed

Submission Requirements:
Submissions can include designs and plans on 8.5×11 or 11×17 paper. Additional materials may include 28×37 rolled posters or CD-ROMs with JPEG images. All submissions should include an accompanying narrative on 8.5×11 paper describing design and programmatic response. Final presentations may include boards, models, and electronic media.

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