MAY 28: Early Bird Registration Deadline
JUNE 16: Registration and Submittal Deadline
SEPT 12: Selected Projects Published in Pacific Northwest Magazine
SEPT 15: FutureShack Live Event at Seattle Center
What is FutureShack?
FutureShack is a new way to think about residential architecture. It’s about how it works, not just how it looks. FutureShack creates a platform for dialogue between the public and design professionals. How can architecture help improve the quality of your city? Your neighborhood? Your home? How can you share your vision of living in the future? It showcases creative responses to our changing lifestyles, across a wide range of building types, budgets, constraints and social agendas. Part debate about how we want to live, part recognition of innovative architecture, FutureShack is judged by a panel of both designers and engaged members of the public. FutureShack is a partnership with the Seattle Times, which will publish selected projects in Pacific Northwest Magazine. An evening of public discussion of the projects will be held at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.
Jury (to date)
•Jonathan Segal FAIA, Jonathan Segal Architect, San Diego, CA
•Jim Russell, IdeaBox, Salem, OR
•Betsy Hunter, Capitol Hill Housing, Seattle, WA
FutureShack invites submittals of residential architecture that respond to one or more of the following criteria:
•Changing Communities: Residential projects that address the shifting needs of the people who will inhabit them; housing that contributes to the neighborhood around it.
•Changing Economics: Innovative approaches to economic inclusion in housing; creative ways to address project financing and/or resource scarcity.
•Changing Technologies: Novel solutions for housing production and delivery; designs that incorporate new/alternative/sustainable building technologies and materials.
•Lasting Solutions: Flexibility in design; reusing and rehabilitating existing building fabric.
Projects will be evaluated in terms of their response to these criteria. Submissions must select the criteria that pertain to the work and make a case for each criterion selected.
•Any built works located within the state of Washington undertaken for a client completed after June 2005.
•Any unbuilt works proposed for a site located in the state of Washington, designed after June 2005.
•Project teams must include a Washington-licensed architect.