Complete the Community

A Housing & Urban Design Competition

Council Member David Robinson, FAIA will announce the competition winners at the Houston City Council meeting on Wednesday August 22, 2018.

Winners will be posted on the website after the announcement.

This competition is hosted by the City of Houston in partnership with AIA Houston.

Houston, TX

Competition Rules

Any Houston-based individual or team is eligible to submit a design. Each team shall have at least one licensed architect, in good standing, registered to practice in the State of Texas.

The Competition is anonymous. Competitors are required to omit any identifying marks from their entries other than their Title Entry Form. The jury will not receive any information regarding the authorship of any entries submitted.

Competitors must not communicate with any jury member about the competition or their entries in any way prior to the official announcement of the winners. Any competitor or juror found in violation of this rule will be disqualified immediately.

Up to five winning designs will be selected by a jury panel of 5-7 individuals, including community stakeholders. The winning applicants will not receive financial remuneration unless the City chooses to proceed with building the design (see “Compensation” below).

The jury may also designate honorable mention winner(s), at their discretion.

For individuals, only the person whose name appears on the Entry Form will be acknowledged or awarded prizes. For firms or studios, awards and acknowledgements will be issued to the entire firm or studio.

If the City of Houston chooses to build one of the winning designs, the City of Houston will enter into negotiations with the winning design team regarding compensation. The new home(s) that may be developed under this competition can be used to assist families to replace homes impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

Rights to build the house based on the design entries are retained by the entrant, except AIA Houston and the City of Houston shall have the right to further develop and construct the winning house design(s) in partnership with the entrant(s) as described in the section about compensation listed above.

By submitting an entry, competitors certify that the materials and ideas submitted to the competition are original and have not been previously published. Competitors additionally certify that neither their entry, nor the use thereof, violates, infringes, or otherwise conflicts with any copyright, trademark, or property right of any third party.

Competitors acknowledge that AIA Houston and the City of Houston may exhibit all competition entries in an online gallery, and a selection of competition entries may be chosen for physical exhibition and/or public display following the announcement of the winners. AIA Houston and the City of Houston will make reasonable efforts to notify competitors of any public exhibition or display entries through correspondence with the primary contact listed on the Entry Form.

Submission of an entry shall constitute and signify a competitor’s consent to the use of his/her name, address (city and state only), voice and/or photograph for commercial, advertising, and promotional purposes without further compensation.

Disputes or questions of interpretation arising out of the competition Rules and Regulations or Registration will be considered by the sponsors of the competition and their advisors, who will render a final determination.

The jury, by a majority vote, possesses the sole authority and responsibility to recommend winner(s) at the end of the competition. Any disputes will be resolved by the Jury Chair in consultation with the sponsors.

By registering to enter the competition, entrants affirm that they have read and accepted these Rules and Regulations. The laws of the State of Texas apply to and govern this competition; any disputes or claims must be raised and resolved in the State of Texas.