Winners of the 2014 Architecture at Zero competition announced

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site in Oakland, Calif. 

January 14, 2015 |

The fourth annual Architecture at Zero competition, sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company, has wrapped up, with five design concepts selected as winners

The competition challenged design teams to create zero-net-energy (ZNE) buildings for the Jack London Gateway project site in Oakland, Calif. It involved two parts: affordable family housing over a childcare center or wellness clinic, and market-rate housing over a grocery store.

The California Public Utility Commission has a goal for new residential buildings to be ZNE by 2020, and for new commercial buildings to be ZNE by 2030. The Architecture at Zero competition is an attempt to make this goal a reality. It's open to students, architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, and designers all over the world.

Check out the five award winners:

 

Merit Award – Student



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Gateway Residences

Judson University 

Elgin, IL 

Project Manager: Eric Blowers

Sustainability Specialist: Jaclein Ely

Designer: David Merlo

Detail Drawing Manager: Kathryn Husar

Diagrams/Illustrations Specialist: Peter Lukacs

Sponsored Faculty Member: Keelan Kaiser

 

 

Merit Award – Student 



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The Wave

University of Aalborg 

Copenhagen, Denmark 

Project Architects & Engineers: Elias Mohr Jensen, Jonas Snedevind Nielsen and Henrik Jacobsen

 

 

Honor Award - Professional



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Embracing Limits

3r studio 

Oakland, CA 

Project Architects: Le Pham and Mai Tran

Energy Consultant: Hung Dang

 

 

Honor Award - Professional



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Symbiosis

Montreal, Canada 

Team: Rocio Carvajo Lucena, Architect, LEED, Sergio Carretero Gomez, Architect, Josiane Crampé, M. Architect, and Geoffrey Diackiw, M. Architect

 

 

Special Recognition Award - Professional



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Flourish

SERA & Glumac 

Portland, OR 

Project Manager/Designer/Technical Documents: Katie Felver

Designer/Technical Documents: Nathan Burton

Designer/Graphics: Artur Grochowski

Graphics Assist: Jodi Hanson

Designer Biophilia Specialist: Matt Piccone

Designer: Jeffrey Maas

Project Engineer/Energy Modeler: Brian Goldsmith

Envelope Advisor: Mark Perepelitza

Design Advisor: Jeff Roberts

Project Management/Daylight Advisor: Lisa Petterson

Energy Advisor: Chris Lowen

Energy Advisor: James Thomas

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