Who’s Next – Green Home Design Contest


Type: open, international

Language: English

Eligibility: students, professionals

Registration Fee
: $50

First Place – $5,000 US
Additionally, the implementation of your design into a true house plan by FreeGreen, to which you will retain the rights and a free posting of your winning house plan for sale on the FreeGreen Open Source website.

31 December 2009 – Registration Deadline
3 March 2010 – Submission Deadline
2-17 March 2010 – Initial Public Voting
18-19 March 2010 – Initial Jury Deliberation
20 March 2010 – Public Voting Finalists
6 April 2010 – Final Jury Deliberatioin
8 April 2010 – Announcement of winners
30 April 2010 – Completion of Construction Documents and FreeGreen Launch

Entries will be judged by a combination of public votes and a jury made up of FreeGreen Design Staff

Design Challenge:

Freegreen.com is challenging you to develop affordable green home designs that fit contemporary lifestyles. There are a lot of people who want a new home but don’t want a generic suburban McMansion. The American dream is not one size fits all. Our dreams are changing, and FreeGreen is challenging, you, the residential design community, to develop new ideas for people who don’t dream of the generic.

The single family home is the most commonly built building in America, but less than 5 percent of the homes built in America have direct involvement with an Architect. The challenge of the Who’s Next competition is to re-envision the typical suburban home in an ecologically conscious manner that also reflects today’s modern lifestyle.

Submission Requirements:
Competitors will select one of two user profiles on the website and design a single family home that fits their chosen profile. All homes designed in this contest must be 1800 Sq. Ft. or less

For more information, go to
: http://www.freegreen.com/whosnext/contest/index.aspx