The third annual perFORM Building Design Competition called for architectural students and interns to design a net zero energy, mixed-use, multifamily building in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle, WA. Group and individual entries were judged based on design, energy, and community response. Resourcefulness, replicability, adaptability (future proofing), and beauty were also considered.

This year’s winning entry came from a group of DIALOG interns and one student in Vancouver, BC. The group won the first prize of $4,000 for their “GrowHouse” project. The runner-up prize of $2,000 went to an individual submission from Masoud Sharikzadeh, a student from University of Arizona.

See both winners’ boards and notes from the jury below.

The 2016 perFORM jury included:

Rob Peña | Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at University of Washington and perFORM 2016 Advisor

Mary Johnston, FAIA | Founding Partner of Johnston Architects and President of AIA Seattle

Cory Hawbecker | Senior Associate and Sustainability Coordinator at Holst Architecture

Gladys Ly-Au Young | Principal at Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects

Robert Hutchison | Owner & Principal of Robert Hutchison Architecture

Rick Mohler, AIA | Principal, Mohler + Ghillino Architects, Associate Professor, University of Washington Department of Architecture

Dan Whitmore | CPHC, Building & Energy Analyst, Hammer & Hand