Tuesday, May 4, 2010

CBLstudio to Judge New Orleans Based Design Competition

The Emerging Green Builders program of Cascadia Green Building Council in conjunction with the USGBC have invited me to be a Juror for Cascadia's chapter level competition of the Natural Talent Design Competition (NTDC). I feel fortunate to be given the opportunity to provide input on the promoting and shaping of affordable, future friendly architectural and landscape development in post Katrina New Orleans.

Competition Details
The Salvation Army joins US Green Building Council this year in hosting USGBC's 2010 NTDC. Entrants will design an affordable ($100,000), 800 square foot green home for an elderly client in the Broadmoor, New Orleans neighborhood. Winners will be announced after the top four entries (2 student teams + 2 emerging professional teams) have been constructed, inhabited and evaluated based on performance.

Judging Rubric
1. Broadmoor Neighborhood Context – 30 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, emphasis will be placed on the Living Building Challenge v 2.0 Site Petal imperatives: 01 Limits to Growth, 02 Urban Agriculture, 03 Habitat Exchange, and 04 Car Free Living

2. Interior Design and Smart Flow – 20 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, emphasis on the interior design will be placed on the following Living Building Challenge v 2.0 imperatives: 10 Biophilia, 11 Red List, 13 Responsible Industry, 14 Appropriate Sourcing, and 16 Human Scale + Humane Places

3. Cost Estimation – 20 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, credible, replicable tax incentives are encouraged as part of the $100,000 budget. – where LBC systems require greater initial capital cost than the $100,000 budget allows

4. Achieving LEED for Homes Platinum – 20 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, Living Building version 2.0 will be the ideal certification standard – highlight how at least one petal (all seven are encouraged) of the Living Building Challenge has been incorporated into the project

5. Inclusive Design for Elderly Occupants – 10 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, inclusive design for the elderly will be considered as part of Living Building version 2.0 imperative 17 Democracy + Social Justice.

6. Educating Occupants – 10 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, emphasis will be placed on Living Building version 2.0 imperative 20 Inspiration and Education.

7. Hurricane Resistance – 10 pts.
For the Cascadia Judging, projects are expected to be resilient in many ways, to survive natural disasters as well as economic.

Site Context
Broadmoor is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Uptown/Carrolton Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Eve Street to the north, Washington Avenue and Toledano Street to the east, South Claiborne Avenue to the south, and Jefferson Avenue, South Rocheblave Street, Nashville Avenue, and Octavia Street to the west. It includes the Broadmoor Historic District which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 and increased in its boundaries in 2007.

Broadmoor is low lying ground in New Orleans, and was only substantially developed beginning in the early 20th century after improved drainage was initiated.

Before being developed, the area was a large marsh and was a fishing spot for Uptowners. Early construction were mostly high raised houses for fear of repeats of historic floods, but after decades with little problem more low lying residential structures were built in Broadmoor.

Broadmoor flooded badly in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A Bring New Orleans Back Commission preliminary report map showed Broadmoor as a suggested area to be turned into park land; this suggestion is strongly objected to by residents, hundreds of whom were already back in their homes by January 2006.

Fellow Panelists:
Alistair Jackson - O-Brien & Company
Dr. Andrea FrisqueKrieger SRM
Jennifer McDougall Watt - GGLO
Margaret Sprug – The Miller Hull Partnership
Stephen Aiguier – Green Hammer
please follow link below for bios

For more information please visit cascadiagbc.org

1 comment:

  1. benny blanco from the bronxMay 05, 2010

    Well done CB!