Wednesday, February 16, 2011

OPEN DESIGN COMPETITION.... Project CoRE Springfield Missouri Announced!

Design of an Affordable Sustainable Single-Family Residence
1731 N. Clay Avenue, Springfield, MO
Fall 2010

The Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) Community Enrichment Center in collaboration has teamed up with the following collaborative partners to construct an affordable sustainable single-family residence at 1731 N. Clay Avenue, Springfield, MO. The OTC construction class, under the direction of Mr. David Lowry, will construct the residence during 2011. The students in the OTC construction class will be 15-17 year old at-risk-youths from the Division of Youth Services.
The collaborative partners for the Project CoRE House are:
• Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC) Community Enrichment Center
• State of Missouri, Division of Youth Services
• City of Springfield, MO
• Urban Neighborhoods Alliance
• Ozarks Green Building Coalition
• University of Missouri-Extension
• Drury University, Hammons School of Architecture, Center for Community Studies

 The Challenge:
Design of a 1500 square foot single-family residence for the site at 1731 N. Clay Avenue that is/can be:
• Affordable . . . built for $90,000 or less
• Sustainable
• Contextually Compatible to the Midtown Neighborhood
• Constructed by the students from the Division of Youth Services with professional supervision

The Process:
This competition has been conceived of as a two-stage process. Every effort will be made to have news media coverage of these events. Additional media exposure will be pursued during and after the design and construction phases for the benefit of Project CoRE and all participants as a public education effort.

First Stage:
The design challenge will be presented at a large group session by the sponsoring organizations. The introduction of the competition will take place at:
Ozarks Technical Community College
Thursday, November 18 @ Noon
Room 211, Community Hall (SW corner of Central Street and Sherman Avenue)
Pizza and beverages provided
The teams will have two-weeks to submit two 24”x36” design concept boards and “preliminary opinions of probable cost” for consideration.
The jury will review the submitted boards and cost opinion and make a public announcement of the award winners at an Award Reception and Display December 3 at 7:00 PM. The location to be determined

• First place $750 and will be built
• Second place $500
• Third place $250
• Honorable Mentions certificates

Second Stage:
The winning team will prepare the construction documents in consultation with Mr. David Lowry, construction faculty, OTC and the Project CoRE Advisory Committee. These documents shall be completed on or before February 1, 2011.

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