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Enter Habitat for Humanity’s ‘The Sustainable Home’ Student Design CompetitionFebruary 15th, 2012

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The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce The Sustainable Home: Habitat for Humanity Student Design Competition for the 2011-2012 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and The Vinyl Institute (VI), the goal is to engage young professionals in Habitat for Humanity’s effort to eliminate poverty housing by advancing the design of simple, decent, healthy, and affordable homes. Participants are strongly encouraged to work in teams on the project, and competition participants are to design a Habitat house that is appropriate for their locale (east, south, midwest, west). The Sustainable Home Competition offers architecture students the opportunity to design a modularly constructed three bedroom, one and half bath home that does not exceed 1,070 square feet and $100,000 in material cost. Registration opens January 13, 2012, and submissions are due by May 30, 2012.

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Winning students, their faculty sponsors, and their AIAS Chapter will receive cash prizes totaling $15,550. The design jury will meet in July 2012 to select winning projects and honorable mentions. Winners and their faculty sponsors will be notified of the competition results directly. A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA web site at

Top prizes (first prize to each region and a Vinyl Award) will be awarded, in addition to a selected number of honorable mentions, at the discretion of the jury. A total of $15,550 will be distributed in the following manner: