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Design competitions can range in form and scopes of services from teaspoons or bike
shelters, to mixed-use towers and urban planning.
From the very inception
of a competition project, there is the opportunity to explore the
history of a typology, engage contemporary thought, and create a vision
for the future.
All competitions are seen as
an opportunity to teach both the public, academic and professional designers
new perspectives upon familiar paradigms.
the highest rigor and clarity to guidelines, submission requirements and jury deliberations.
As both a practicing architect and professor of design, Fredrick H. Zal places the utmost importance on the ethics of intellectual property and design ownership.
All designer retain ownership of their work
in all forms, and simultaneously grant license to clients for use in association
with their project.
AIA B141 O-A Contract
GSA Design Excellence
|Jury members review each design submissions narrative and illustrations to inform their collaborative deliberations.||Forum discussions are provided to allow for the mysticism of selection to become an informed open dialogue about design issues.|
|Within every design question is the opportunity for a diversity of aesthetics and intelligent researched responses.|
|Institute for the Performing Arts Phase I||Institute for the Performing Arts Phase II||WILDWOOD; LOT 01 + 12, BLOCK 7||Block 76 ... under DEVELOPMENT||Living Smart: Big Ideas for Small Lots|
|Three distinctive post-industrial areas in the urban core were heavily used for marine and rail shipping prior to the atrophy of their regional industries. While as there has been an on-going discussion about the development of these areas, their grand scope has not yet been either codified or constructed. This competition is ripe with opportunities for young vibrant minds to cast their ideas into the mix and see what we can stir up.||Acting as a catalyst for the burgeoning North Macadam District, this contemporary performing arts institute within the post-Industrial core of the City must foster the enhancement of intellectual growth and experimentation through cross-fertilization and extroverted drama.||When investigating both the history and contemporary culture of the Village context, one is greatly struck by two primary precedents for this 20,000 sq.ft. speculation. The first of these being 'Wild West' storefront architecture, which came directly from the pioneers whom first built the area. Secondly, the European and eastern seaboard concepts of mixed and stratified uses in relation to pedestrians and building's access to light; a prototype of most contemporary Portland zoning code and converse to the recent snout housing built in the area.||At the base of the
intersection of the Burnside Bridge and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, and
by the new Eastbank Esplanade and the Rose Garden Arena, the Portland Development Commission is considering the creation of a 6-10 story building composed of mixed-uses with a light industrial leaning.
"Advocating Urban Culture through DESIGN"
| The Bureau of
Development Services sees opportunity to collaborate with international designers, builders and neighborhood interests alike to generate a large pool of creative design options that promote "living
smart" by mitigating urban sprawl and improving density through
infilling the urban core. These affordable single-family detached
houses on very narrow lots provide first-time home ownership to people
in a variety of neighborhoods and respond to a range of market demands.
Monograph: "The Value of Competitions"
Magazine Article: "PDX, Behind the Curtain"
Portland Catalogue of Narrow House Designs
This publication features 23 house designs selected for their suitability as in-fill development in Portland, Oregon. They were selected in the second phase of the Living Smart: Big Ideas for Small Lots juried competition from the field of 426 submitted designs.
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Designs of Excellence Monograph
This publication includes the 49 winning house designs of excellence from the 2004 Living Smart: Big Ideas from Small Lots design competition. They were selected in the first phase of a juried competition from a field of 426 submitted designs.
Download the Designs of Excellence Monograph in PDF