For the last seven years, the Architecture at Zero competition has challenged entrants to design a zero net energy building at a new Northern California site each year. This year the challenge is to create a zero net energy bayside community education and visitor’s center, in support of the mission of the Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies (RTC). This facility is San Francisco State University’s center for estuary and ocean science located on 53 acres of bayside property in Tiburon, California.
The competition, which is open to anyone and free for students, will distribute up to $25,000 in total prize money and is reviewed by a distinguished jury. For more information and to register, visit www.architectureatzero.com.
Since the first competition in 2011, Resource Refocus has coordinated the energy-related aspects of the competition, which include determining the technical requirements and providing a technical evaluation of the submissions for the jury.