Sustainable Design Competition

2012 DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition
 
 
 
 

Sustainable Design Competition 2012

Congratulations to this year's winners!

Student Winners

First Place: The Pharos - Hyoungsub Kim, Hyunbum Jung from University of Pennsylvania.

Second Place: VARE TURFecta - Gabriela Lachapel, Katie Reinhardt, Michael Gadigian, Nicolas Olivares from Lafayette College

Young/Emerging Professional Winners

First Place: Philly Sprout - Adam Lemire, William Su

Second Place: Mantua reWright - Tim Kiser (AIA), Mike McCloskey (AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Winning boards and photos of the awards event will be uploaded soon. Thank you to all of this year's entrants for your participation. Parks and Rec is thrilled about the creative ideas that came from all of the boards.

Comptetition Program: Adaptive Reuse Recreation Center

Sustainable Design Competition 2012
Adaptive Reuse Recreation Center

Download the DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition Program

OVERVIEW
The mission of the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (DVGBC) is to advance and promote sustainable and environmentally responsible planning, design, construction and operation of the region’s buildings, landscapes, cities and communities, mindful of the legacy left for future generations.

Each year, the DVGBC conducts a Sustainable Design Competition to engage local students from regional colleges and universities and young professionals. Professors are encouraged to incorporate the Design Competition with the Spring 2012 college and university curriculum. Integrated with the LEED Green Building Rating System, the Design Competition unites students and young professionals with esteemed individuals from the DVGBC and the local design community. The goal is to incorporate sustainable design strategies into the college curriculum and empower the students and young professionals within the green building movement to become future leaders.

ELIGIBILITY
The Design Competition is open to all college and university level students as well as emerging professionals (5 years or less of professional design experience, regardless of age). Students and emerging professionals shall be judged and recognized in separate categories. Participants must identify themselves as either a student or young professional.

Participants may work individually or as part of a team. Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged within and between educational institutions. Teams may be no larger than 5 individuals and only one entry is permitted per team.

We strongly encourage individuals not participating as part of a design studio class to secure a faculty member or industry professional to act as an advisor during the design portion of the competition. Please check the USGBC website for a list of LEED Accredited Professionals in your area or contact your local USGBC chapter for help in identifying a professional advisor.

REGISTRATION
There is no registration fee. Each team/individual may submit only one entry.

Individuals
Visit the DVGBC website and register online at http://www.dvgbc.org/sustainable_design_competition. Registration with DVGBC will be available January 3, 2012 at the above link. All information must be complete to be considered a valid entry. A confirmation email will be sent from DVGBC within seven (7) business days of receiving the registration, and will contain information on how to proceed. Registration is mandatory to receive additional instructions on competition submissions.

Teams
Only one entry form should be submitted per team and a primary contact is required. This person will receive important information from the Competition Committee and is responsible for final submission. The team contact will be responsible for all communication between the design team and the Competition Committee. Additionally, the team contact should disseminate all information from the Competition Committee to their entire team.

COMPETITION CHALLENGE
The City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PPR) currently oversees and operates approximately 160 recreation centers and facilities in the city of Philadelphia. Most of these recreation centers and facilities need repairs and modernization, and on-going maintenance. PPR is working with other departments and partners to make the recreation centers more energy efficient, while providing new programming and activities.
DVGBC has asked Parks & Recreation to identify four sites that meet the following criteria:
• in need of repair/site improvement
• easily accessible via mass-transit
• opportunities for energy efficiency
The challenge this year for the DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition is to re-imagine an existing urban recreation center. Starting with an existing site, teams are asked to use adaptive reuse strategies and analysis to design their vision of what a recreation center can be for the community. Consider emphasizing one of three areas that will be strongly considered during judging:
• Energy efficiency and conservation efforts
• Stormwater management on the site and other sustainable landscaping features
• Community outreach and education programs integrating the site specific connection
SITE
Option A
Participants are highly encouraged to use one of the recommended site locations listed below. These particular recreation centers were selected by Parks & Recreation as suggested sites:
• Tustin - 5901 W. Columbia Ave 60th & Columbia in West Philadelphia
5,100 SF built in 1955 as a one story brick building and added a second story in the 1980s
• Mantua Wright - 3320 - 50 Haverford Avenue in University City
15,880 SF built in 1975 consisting of two stories including a gymnasium and library. There are both an open space on Brandywine and a playground on 33rd and Wallace.
• Vare Rec Center - 2600 Morris Street in Greys Ferry
24,500 SF built in 1917 consisting of a two story brick structure
• Cecil B. Moore – 2020-50 W. Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia
24,700 SF built in 1926 as a two story brick structure with a basement
View all locations: http://g.co/maps/vqcft
PDF and AutoCAD drawings of the site options are available for download at www.dvgbc.org/sustainable_design_competition.

Option B
Participants may also elect to identify and describe an alternative site location. Please be sure the site has open access to the public, or clear your site visit with local authorities.

COMPETITION PROGRAM
The Adaptive Reuse Recreation Center program contains three major components; recreation, education, and community.
The central recreation space is both the facility itself as well as any ancillary space on site. This space is existing at each site option and the additional requirements are noted below with recommended square footage estimates.
The education space fits within the facility but the specific program or type of education the recreation center provides is up to the entrant to decide. For example, one specific rec center may focus on environmental education or healthy eating if it’s located near an urban farm or community garden. The education program should fit within the context of the site’s location and the surrounding community as needed. Entrants are encouraged to think beyond the two types mentioned above and can add additional necessary space to the recreation center if their program calls for it and is not able to occur within the facility as-is.
The community component is not limited within the bounds of square footage, but is important to consider in regards to the specific site of the facility. If the site and its surroundings do not provide certain aspects of the recreation program it is up to the entrant to determine how much and what additional space they want to add to the already existing building.

RECREATION / EDUCATION
Each recreation site is to include the minimum program listed below. Based on the site selection, teams will design 3,000 – 4,000 SF of General Accessible space either by addition or adaptive re-use within the existing site that is to consist of:
• One Multi-Purpose room/gym allow for 50-100 people 600 - 1200 SF min
• Arts and Crafts room 300-400 SF
• One administrative office150 SF with additional closet storage
• Resource Library/ classroom with five workstations 300-400 SF
• Storage needs - Chairs and tables, cleaning supplies, sports equipment, and arts and crafts
• Toilet Rooms - ADA men’s and women’s
• Small kitchen – 300-400 SF
• Any additional services or rooms that should be considered, i.e. Mechanical Room, Geothermal, HVAC controls
Note: Square footage requirements are recommended and not required. Participants should be mindful of conventional building code requirements, though no codes need to be explicitly met.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Board
Each entry, whether individual or team, must consist of one (1) 30" x 40" foam core or rigid poster board presentation board. Drawings must be mounted or drawn directly on the presentation boards in a landscape or portrait orientation. Any two-dimensional media may be used to present concepts including three-dimensional renderings, other digital renderings, photography, collage and hand renderings. All submissions must include a scaled and labeled site plan, building floor plans and a representation of the building elevations and building section information. Presentation of the site selection analysis is strongly encouraged, particularly if the site selection was driven by sustainable thinking. LEED is a guideline, not a standard. Do not include any type of LEED “scorecard” on the board. Please be aware that a 1” x 1” tag will be placed on the lower right hand corner of the board during judging and presentation.

All entries shall be anonymous. Entries will be identified by the accompanying submission form and survey found at the end of this packet. Completed forms must be submitted in a sealed envelope affixed to the back of the presentation board.
Participants are encouraged to be mindful of wasteful practices when mailing submissions. Foam peanuts, wood, and large amounts of tape and cardboard are discouraged.

Design Analysis
Each entry must also submit a written design analysis of no more than 200 words discussing design intentions, sustainable design strategies, and operations maintenance. Describe any creative or non-traditional solutions. The written design analysis may be incorporated directly into the information on the front of the presentation board or alternatively attached to the board in an envelope securely mounted to the back of the board.
Compact Disk
All entries must include two digital copies of the presentation board and a PDF of the written design analysis on a compact disk media. One digital copy should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format at 300 dpi, full size; the other copy should be submitted in JPEG or TIFF format at 72 dpi or web resolution.

Submission Date
The presentation board, including printed written statement, CD, submission form and survey in an envelope attached to the back of the board must be received by Monday, April 30, 2012 at 12:00 PM. Participants are responsible for their own shipping costs. Failure to follow the submission requirements could result in disqualification at the judges’ discretion. Any questions regarding delivery should be directed via email to sustainabledesigncomp@dvgbc.org.
The following delivery options are available:

BY MAIL:
c/o Mary Alcaraz
Ewing Cole
Federal Reserve Bank Building
100 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1590

IN PERSON:
c/o Chloe Bendistis
The Sheward Partnership, LLC
2300 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

International and out-of-state participants may contact one of the following printing companies for printing, mounting, and delivery.

Replica
35 S. 18th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 567-7107
http://www.replicaglobal.net

Service Point
211 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 567-0777
http://www.servicepointusa.com/


SUBMISSION EVALUATION CRITERIA
• Conceptual design
• Program and design goals fulfillment
• Integration of sustainable design strategies
• Creativity, design, and innovation
• Engagement of environmental, economic, and social aspects of the project
• Overall energy reduction and energy modeling documentation
• Special consideration will be given to multi-disciplinary teams to further reward an integrated design process and encourage collaboration.

AWARDS
A diverse panel of judges will be assembled to select both a student and young professional winner based on the evaluation criteria. Honorable Mention prizes will also be included. Please consult the competition website for an announcement of judges and awards event time and location.

SUBMISSION DISPLAY
It is intended that the award winning entries will be displayed in diverse venues such as DVGBC events, the Center for Architecture, the EPA Regional Office, the circulating through participating Colleges and Universities, etc.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE
First week of January 2012 – Registration available on the DVGBC website.
Spring 2012 – Check the DVGBC competition website for additional info regarding available lectures, reviews and resources.
April 30, 2012 @ 12:00pm – Latest time for submissions to arrive at acceptance locations.
May 3, 2012 – Awards Ceremony at Best of Greenbuild at the Federal Reserve Bank.
DISCLAIMER
DVGBC reserves the right to refuse any entry. DVGBC is not liable for lost or misdirected, late or substantially incomplete entries, as well as any entries containing text/images that identify the designer to jurors. The decisions and opinions of the jurors represent their professional viewpoints, not the opinion of DVGBC. All prizes will be awarded at the discretion of DVGBC and all decisions are final.

All drawings, photographs, photocopies and other physical materials submitted to the competition become the property of the DVGBC and will not be returned. It should be emphasized that this competition is purely conceptual, and the selection of finalists or prize-winners in no way indicates intent of the property owners to implement the proposed schemes. Upon registering for this competition, all competitors agree to waive any and all claims against the DVGBC as a result of the competition. Also, by registering, the entrants transfer unlimited use for publication, exhibition and electronic posting of all entries to the DVGBC. All images must either be created by the team or sufficiently cited. Failure to do so will result in disqualification. This competition, headed by the DVGBC, has no intention to award or grant any building contracts for the designs submitted in this competition.

As an important part of the Education and Outreach Programs, DVGBC conducts an annual design competition to engage regional colleges and universities and young professionals in the process of sustainable design. The goal is an interactive design competition that will expose participants to sustainable design strategies, USGBC LEED criteria and an integrated design process. The competition aims to encourage the partnership of colleges, universities, design and engineering professionals, and community members in an applied learning experience. It is also targeted toward integration with the Spring college and university curriculum.

2012 Competion Challenge:

The City of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Department (PPR) currently oversees and operates approximately 160 recreation centers and facilities in the city of Philadelphia. Most of these recreation centers and facilities need repairs and modernization, and on-going maintenance. PPR is working with other departments and partners to make the recreation centers more energy efficient, while providing new programming and activities.

DVGBC has asked Parks & Recreation to identify four sites that meet the following criteria:

  • in need of repair/site improvement
  • easily accessible via mass-transit
  • opportunities for energy efficiency

The challenge this year for the DVGBC Sustainable Design Competition is to re-imagine an existing urban recreation center. Starting with an existing site, teams are asked to use adaptive reuse strategies and analysis to design their vision of what a recreation center can be for the community. Consider emphasizing one of three areas that will be strongly considered during judging:

  • Energy efficiency and conservation efforts
  • Stormwater management on the site and other sustainable landscaping features
  • Community outreach and education programs integrating the site specific connection

Site Plans/Files

Vare Rec Center
Cecil B. Moore
Tustin Updated 02/14/12
Mantua Wright

Eligibility

The Design Competition is open to all college and university level students as well as emerging professionals (5 years or less of professional design experience, regardless of age). Students and emerging professionals shall be judged and recognized in separate categories. Participants must identify themselves as either a student or young professional.

Awards

A diverse panel of judges will be assembled to select both a student and emerging professional winner based on the evaluation criteria. Honorable Mention prizes will also be included. Prizes will be awarded independently for student and emerging professional entrants as such:

  • Students
    • First Prize: $1500 cash
    • Second Prize: $750 cash
  • Emerging Professionals
    • First Prize: $1500 cash
    • Second Prize: $750 cash

Major Support Provided By:

Competition Schedule

  • First week of January 2012 – Registration available on the DVGBC website.
  • Spring 2012 – Check the DVGBC competition website for additional info regarding available lectures, reviews and resources.
  • April 30, 2012 @ 12:00pm – Latest time for submissions to arrive at acceptance locations.
  • May 3, 2012 – Awards Ceremony at Best of Greenbuild at the Federal Reserve Bank.

Please join our e-list or email sustainabledesigncomp@dvgbc.org for more information or to volunteer to help with the competition this year.

Please contact sustainabledesigncomp@dvgbc.org for more information or if you are interested in volunteering to help plan the 2012 Sustainable Design Competition.

Promote green building at your local campus by chartering a USGBC Student Group. Learn about the opportunities available, including USGBC discounts, networking involvement and other great resources. Click here for more information.

Another great competition opportunity available to students and emerging professionals in the greater Philadelphia area is the Living City Design Competition, launched by the International Living Building Institute, in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Click here for more information.

Previous DVGBC Sustainable Design Competitions

2011 Program

2011 Winning Submissions

2010 Winning Submissions

2009 & 2008 Winning Submissions