ArCH Design Competition

Entries from the design competition will be on exhibit at Architecture Center Houston (315 Capitol location) January 19 thru March 2017. The exhibit will include details of the winning entry and developed design documentation of the new space designed by Murphy Mears Architects.

Opening Reception
Thursday January 19
5:30 - 7:00pm

Watch a rendered walkthrough of the new space


 

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Take a virtual tour of the new space


 

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We’re moving in February 2017 to the historic 1906 B.A. Riesner Building located at 900 Commerce St. in the heart of Houston’s original downtown just steps from the site of Houston’s founding, and we’re holding a competition to choose an AIA architect to design our new home. This competition seeks to arrive at a buildable solution for ArCH that will also be a public demonstration of the power of architectural design and sustainability. The primary goal is a space that is beautiful, functional and sustainable. The design must accommodate the varied activities hosted at ArCH serving our members, visitors and staff. Our goal is to produce an award-winning design that reflects the cutting edge of sustainable building design. We intend for the space to be widely published. The competition will be held in two stages with the winning design team awarded the right to negotiate the contract to design the 5,400SF storefront space.

Competition Guidelines
 

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Key Dates

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Resources

Competition Guidelines [PDF 6.24 MB]
Existing Site Plans [PDF 118.08 KB]
Site Photos [PDF 1.34 MB]
Charrette Presentation [PPTX 44.81 MB]
Sustainability Handout [PDF 765.65 KB]
General Contractor RFQ [PDF 5.31 MB]