October 05, 2010 — Coral Gables — The Texas Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity and Lambert's announced that six University of Miami School of Architecture students won honorable mentions for their designs in the inaugural "Dream Dallas Home Design Competition." The design competition offered an opportunity for a team of architectural professionals or students to create a new design and look for a single family Habitat for Humanity home for deserving, low-income Dallas Habitat homeowners.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to senior students Kate Christian (Jupiter, FL); Nathan Poon (Walnut Creek, California); Kyle Vreeland (Miami, FL); Mike Poupore (Duluth, Minnesota); Sandro Rastelli (Ouro Fino, Minas Gerais, Brazil); and Tsvetan Sirakov (Pazardzhik, Bulgaria). Each of these entrants received a $250 prize. The award-winning designs were selected by a design competition committee consisting of design professionals, Dallas Area Habitat for Humanity staff and a Habitat homeowner. The winning designs were selected based on overall adherence to competition guidelines and specific criteria that included aesthetic aspects like style and context, objective considerations like sustainability and accessibility, and overall Habitat homeowner appeal and buildability.
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The inaugural Dream Dallas Home Design Competition was open to teams comprised of architectural professionals and/or students in the field of architecture, interior designers, planners and landscape architects. Each team was required to have a host who is an ICA & CA member. The goal of the competition was threefold; to inform and inspire affordable, architecturally interesting, neighborly and sustainable homes that can be readily built by Habitat for Humanity volunteers; to publish an architectural pattern book providing plans, elevations and sections which illustrate architecturally elements and building details that reflect the goals of a Habitat home; and to build a Habitat home based on the first prize winning entry.
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