HLWSF Low Impact Development Design Competition

HLWSF Low Impact Development Design Competition

Sponsors:  Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum with co-sponsors including  AIA-Houston, ASCE-Houston, Mischer Investments, Bayou Preservation Association, Harris County/Precinct 2, City of Houston/TIRZ 15

Type:  2-Stage, open

Language:  English

Eligibility:  Integrated design teams which include an architect, a landscape architect and a civil engineer

Registration Fee:  $250

Awards:  $15,000 in each of three design challenge categories

October 31, 2009 – Registration Deadline
December 14, 2009 – Submission Deadline
January 11, 2010 – Finalists
January 27, 2010 – Finals Event & Awards Ceremony

Stage 1 (80% of total final score)

Arthur Storey PE, Executive Director, Harris County Public Infrastructure Division, Houston TX
Dana Nunez-Brown ASLA, Principal, Danos landdesign inc., Baton Rouge LA
Larry Coffman, President, LNSB LLLP Stormwater Services Group, Chesapeake Beach MD
Greg Papay FAIA, Principal, Lake-Flato Architects, San Antonio TX
Stephen Costello PE, Principal, Costello Inc., Houston TX

Stage 2 (20% of total final score)
Finals Jury Panel will be made up of leading local developers and key local political influencers

Design Challenge:
Each design challenge represents an actual property for which the owner has an interest in developing utilizing Low Impact Development methods. In an effort to provide the opportunity for the broadest professional participation and to demonstrate to local developers and political influencers the benefits of LID, entries will be accepted in the following three Challenge categories: Suburban Residential,
Urban Redevelopment, Green Roadway

Submission Requirements:
At least one, but no more than two foamcore presentation boards (30”x 40”), on which the team’s key concepts and elements of the design are presented visually, including a summary of the economic and hydrologic modeling results.  An electronic submission package must be provided on CD or USB drive, in Power Point (PPT) format, limited to 30 pages, including: All images and data contained on the presentation boards, images of all drawings, plans and details, written overview, presenting the design team’s concept, justification for the hydrologic/drainage modeling used to develop design conclusions, an explanation of project costs and an economic comparison with the same project if developed using traditional methods, submission plan sets must include at a minimum:  Site Plans, Drainage Plans, Landscape and Irrigation Plans, Elevations, Details.

For more information, go tohttp://www.houstonLWSforum.org