The inaugural perFORM 2014 competition challenged emerging architecture professionals to fuse high design with high performance building in the design of a single-family house in Seattle that achieves Passive House-like levels of energy performance while being “resourceful, replicable, and beautiful.”
Cameron Huber, an architectural student at the University of Oregon, won a $2000 first place award. Individual entrants Andrew Schenk, Samuel Kraft, Steve Clark, and Jacob Dunn all won runner-up prices of $1000 each.
perFORM 2015, the second year of the competition, called for students and interns to design a net zero energy, mixed use, multifamily building for a site in the heart of Portland’s Eastside. Group and individual entries were judged based on the criteria of resourcefulness, replicability, and beauty.
A group submission by University of Cincinnati students Jon Lund, Narek Mirzaei, and Luis Sabater Musa won the $3000 first place award. Two runner-up winners, a group from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an individual from California State Polytechnic University Pomona, each received a $1500 award.
View all past winners’ projects below.