2014 ANIMAL HOUSE COMPETITION
Nov 21 2013 – Mar 21 2014
We are happy to announce that Animal Architecture will be listed as a sponsor for the 2014 Animal House Competition, hosted by AIA Buffalo Emerging Professionals. Additionally Ned Dodington, Founder and Director of Animal Architecture, will be listed as one of several jury members. Registration for the competition has already begun. Read further for more information.
Animal House is an ideas-based competition in which entrants are asked to design a ‘house’ for a domestic animal of their choice. The program’s intent is for each participant to develop a contemporary shelter design addressing spatial requirements of non-human species in a fresh & appealing way.
Each entry should speak to the requirements of the animal it is being designed for. There are no real limitations on what type of animal this is, except that the animal must be domesticated. It is up to the designer to determine not only what the immediate shelter for the animal is, but also the specific context they choose to design the shelter within. Is the inhabitation designed on an urban rooftop, in a traditional kitchen, in an open backyard, on a desk?
The designer must understand the animal they design around and develop contemporary solutions for its new home. Design forms that break the mold of what society may have previously deemed as ‘typical’ for such enclosures will be highly valued by the jury. An emphasis on unique fabrication methods or sustainable design may also allow an entry to stand out.
What does the animal require in terms of space? There should be a clear formal design concept that accommodates the chosen animal’s spatial requirements for multiple activities as applicable (ie. sleeping, sitting, standing, etc.). How is the scale of an animal’s enclosure related or unrelated to that of a human’s house?
AIA Members $25
Non-AIA Members $35
AIAS Members No Fee
Entry fees are non-refundable. Please make checks or money orders out to Buffalo Architecture Foundation.
Competition Opens Nov 21 2013
Submissions Due Mar 21 2014
Jury Deliberation Apr 2014
Winners Notified Apr 2014
Gallery Exhibition Spring 2014
For more information regarding the competition, entry requirements, rules, regulations, & selection criteria, please visit aiabep.org/animalhouse
Michael LaValley, Assoc. AIA, LEED® AP
Co-Founder/Co-Chair | AIA Buffalo Emerging Professionals
Board Member | AIA Buffalo/WNY
Project Manager/Designer | Chaintreuil Jensen Stark Architects
Michael Anderson, AIA, LEED® AP
2014 Secretary | AIA Buffalo/WNY
Architect | Architectural Resources
Anne E. Dafchik, AIA, LEED® AP, NCARB
Education Coordinator | AIA Buffalo Emerging Professionals
Architect | Kideney Architects
Ned Dodington, Assoc. AIA
Founder and Director | AnimalArchitecture.org
Design Director | PDR VisComm Studio
Kevin M. Mahoney
2013 President | Buffalo Architecture Foundation
Sr. Vice President/Partner | Baer & Associates
Joyce Hwang, AIA, NCARB
Assoc. Professor/Director of Professional Studies | University at Buffalo SA&P
Director | Ants of the Prairie
President | Buffalo Humane
Social & Behavioral Research Scientist | University at Buffalo
Vice President of Communications | Buffalo Humane
Assist. Manager/IT Support/Campus Dining & Shops | University at Buffalo
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE COMPETITION WEBSITE
Click this link to download the OFFICIAL COMPETITION BRIEF.
The Official Competition postcard can be found HERE.
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