TCE recently announced Breaking New Ground, a competition to create sustainable and low-income housing in the Eastern Coachella Valley.
The goal is to produce an implementable proposal for a housing community that can be built and realized. Individuals, firms, or teams from around the world comprised of architects and professionals from allied fields are eligible. Teams are required to submit highly-developed, holistic architectural proposals consisting of a descriptive narrative, a financial model, regulatory framework, social services framework, and a conceptual architectural design.
Registration opens September 29 and closes October 21, and teams will have 8 weeks to complete their submissions, which are due December 19, 2014. Winners of Round 1 will be announced in January 2015, and will proceed to Round 2. Round 2 entries will be due February 28, 2015 and winners will be announced on March 31, 2015.
The winner of the competition will play an active part in the final project design, and will receive $350,000.
In order to drive submissions, we would appreciate it if you could advertise the competition through your channels.
Please feel free to contact Luca at (323) 892-2080 with any questions about the competition, or about the larger work of The California Endowment.