Register: DEC/16/2018, Submit: DEC/16/2018, Eligibility: Everyone; individually, teams up to 5 members, Fee: Students 35 USD, professionals 50 USD, Awards: Winner: 750 USD
Cities should be built and evolve for the people that live within them, but who the people are often debated, forgotten, or misunderstood. This year, the AIA|DC Urban Design Committee has sought a better understanding how architecture and urban design contribute to spatial equity within cities. Spatial equity strives to give equal opportunity to the community inhabiting the space. The collaboration between the designer and developer aims to be inclusive of the community ethos and aspiration, creating a culture of place that measures human values. Thus this competition strives to elicit new ideas for the places in which we, the people, live and how we can continue to achieve more spatial equity. Thresholds, boundaries, and borders define the edges of our everyday life. Borders of all scales, visible and invisible, establish relationships between the built environment and surrounding communities.