|Allen Washatko, AIA
Principal Architect / Co-Founder
The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.
|Benjamin A. Mohr, SE
Senior Staff Engineer
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc.
San Francisco, CA
|Cory J. Abramowicz P.E. LEED AP
Environmental System Design Inc.
|Steven J. Yanke, PE, LEED AP
Affiliated Engineers, Inc.
|Robynn Carroll Selle, J.D., LEED AP
Turner Knowledge and Learning Group
Turner Construction Company
New York, NY
|Jeff Harris, PE, LEED AP
Director of Mechanical Engineering
|Andrea Reynolds, SE, PE, LEED AP
Director of Structural Engineering
SMITH GROUP JJR
|Jason Leffingwell, PE, LEED AP BD+C
De Pere, WI
Senior Associate – Electrical Engineer
|Richard L. Stoudt, Jr.
High Construction Company
|Charles DeLisio, AIA, PE, LEED AP
Parsons Brinckerhoff / Heery International
The judges will consist of volunteer building industry practitioners, representatives of AEI and the competition sponsors. These professionals may include representatives from the Growing Power Foundation.
Judges will base their evaluation of each submission on the following criteria in priority order:
- Originality and innovative character of the design:The design submission shall be original and include innovations in building design and construction that improve quality, efficiency, and value.
- Integration and Collaboration: The design submission should show how the individual systems integrate with the other engineered systems and the architecture of the building. Additionally, the teams shall demonstrate the collaboration between team members and disciplines.
- Sustainability, energy efficiency and economics of the design: The design submission should demonstrate sustainable design and shall include design considerations that improve building performance such as; energy efficiency, water efficiency, emissions reduction, improved environmental quality, and efficient selection and use of resources to minimize environmental impact. The submission may also demonstrate how construction materials and equipment will be utilized in unique ways, minimizing waste and promoting sustainability.
- The design submission should demonstrate the costs and benefits of the solution; including estimated life span; and life cycle analysis/consideration.
- Meeting the project requirements, codes & standards: The design submission should demonstrate how the specified design challenges will be addressed as well as how all applicable codes and standards are met at a design development level of detail for the complete building. The design submission should keep the health, safety and welfare of the building occupants in mind. The design will also be evaluated on the feasibility of the design.Project management: The design submission should demonstrate how the design will meet scheduling, site and budget constraints within the definition of the project criteria listed for this competition. Evidence of teamwork and an integrated team process should be demonstrated. The design submission should demonstrate clear, detailed, yet concise reporting. In addressing the specific issues of the Competition Program, submissions must clearly demonstrate the design solution’s response.
- Project management: The design submission should demonstrate how the design will meet scheduling, site and budget constraints within the definition of the project criteria listed for this competition. Evidence of teamwork and an integrated team process should be demonstrated. The design submission should demonstrate clear, detailed, yet concise reporting. In addressing the specific issues of the Competition Program, submissions must clearly demonstrate the design solution’s response.
The initial submittals, due on February 11, 2015, will be used by the judges to determine the teams whom will be asked to present in the finals at the AEI National Student Conference scheduled for March 25 to 27, 2015 being hosted by the Milwaukee School of Engineering in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.