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3rd Annual Sustainable Versatility Design Awards now open

Attention Students:

The 3rd Annual Sustainable Versatility Design Awards competition is now open. The focus of the 2014 Sustainable Versatility Design Awards is to incorporate the use of Eastern White Pine into a light commercial construction project set in an urban environment. You can read about all about the challenge here.

You can also see last year’s winners including the School of Architecture’s very own Ben Greer, who took first prize for his marine biology and research center. The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturing Association sponsors the contest. The contests is aimed at students in an accredited architecture program and the goal is to design a modern sustainable structure featuring Eastern White Pine.

There is no entry fee and you may submit as an individual or as part of a group. Some of the considerations include:

  • How best can you showcase Eastern White Pine in a commercial environment?
  • How will Eastern White Pine blend with a more urban, modern aesthetic?  What other building materials will you specify to highlight the species?
  • How can Eastern White Pine be incorporated into other sustainability features of your project?

The deadline to register is December 31, 2013 and submissions are due on March 1, 2014.

Let’s make it  a two-year winning streak for Northeastern!