Timber in the City Competition Winners


The Timber In The City Competition, which was co-sponsored by by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons the New School for Design, asked participants to to design a mid-rise, mixed-use complex with affordable housing units, a job training/educational facility, a center for innovative manufacturing of wood technology and a distribution center in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The winning projects have been announced!

In First Place, was the Grow Your Own City project by students Benjamin Bye, Alex Kenton, and Jason Rood of the University of Oregon and sponsored by Judith Sheine of the University of Oregon and Mikhail Gershfeld of Cal Poly Pomona.

The Second Place project was called Cultivating Timber by student Christopher Gardner of the University of Texas Austin, sponsored by Ulrich Dangel, also of the University of Texas Austin.

There were two Student Honorable Mentions;  Swamp Machine by Benjamin Ahearn, Kristin Karlsson and Carey Moran from the University of Washington and sponsored by Richard and Elizabeth Golden of the University of Washington and House of Wood by Emily Hagen of Virginia Tech and sponsored by Heinrich Schnoedt of Virginia Tech.

Two Recent Graduate Honorable Mentions were named as well. They are Courtyard Cathedral by Timothy Olson of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (class of 2012) and The Habitat @ Redhook by Sam Pitnick of the University of Southern California (class of 2010).

The Atlantic recently featured an article on the competition that can be found here.