California Senior Housing Design Competition

Sponsor: Suburban Alternatives Land Trust (SALT) and Northbay Family Homes (NFH)

Type: open, 2-stage

Language: English

Eligibility: architects and designers

Registration fee: $100


14 September, 2009 – briefing and site tour

15 November, 2009 – deadline for registration

4 December, 2009 – 1-stage submissions due

January 2010 – jury recommendation of finalists

Michael Pyatok, FAIA, President, Pyatok Architects, Inc. Oakland, CA

Cheryl Barton, FASLA FAAR, LEED AP, Principal, The Office of Cheryl Barton Landscape Architects, San Francisco

Lynn N. Simon, AIA, LEED AP, President, Simon & Associates, Inc. Green Building Consultants, San Francisco

Jim Leland, Mayor, city of Novato

Dietrich Stoeh, CSW/Stuber-Stroeh Engineers, Novato, CA

Douglas Crah, Cost Consultant, former regional President Standard Pacific Homes

Avis Licht, Co-Founder of the Commonwealth Garden, Bolinas, CA, and Landscape Designer

Russell A. Colombo, President and CEO Bank of Marin

Design Challenge:
The Project site is located in the City of Novato, Marin County, north of the Golden Gate Bridge.  Construction is planned to begin upon securing financing. Site planning and housing designs must demonstrate innovative sustainable solutions that can also be applied to meet future housing needs, a zero net energy goal, and multiple benefits including job creation, carbon and cost reduction, and opportunities for local food production/agriculture.

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