Living Village
Design Competition

Living Village Design Competition

The competition

The Living Village Design Competition is a collaboration with the SA Housing Authority, Citylab and the Australian Institute of Architects.

Open to Institute members, this is an exciting opportunity for emerging architects to showcase innovative ideas in the affordable housing space.

A site in Unley, South Australia is being used as an example location to create innovative ideas for mixed-use housing developments that foster the creation of a living village grounded in affordable housing but deeply connected to innovation, environmental sustainability and the local community they are located in.

The jury

  • Andrew Atkinson – Executive Director, Portfolio Planning and Asset Management, SAHA 
  • Erin Crowden – National President, EmAGN 
  • Julie Eizenberg – Founding Principal, Koning Eizenberg (California )
  • Laura Harding – Architectural Writer, Hill Thalis Architects 
  • Jeremy McLeod – Director, Breathe Architecture 
  • Peter Tsokas – CEO, City of Unley 
  • Shannon Battisson – President-Elect, Australian Institute of Architects.

The prize

First prize: $20,000
Second prize: $10,000
Third prize: $5,000

Eligibility

Entrants must meet the following eligibility criteria: fdfg sdgs dg 

  • be a member of the Institute;
  • be within 15 years of graduation from the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent);
  • have first been registered as an architect anywhere in Australia not more than 10 years ago; and
  • must be currently registered, or eligible to be registered, with any of the Architect Registration Boards in Australia.

Entrants may collaborate with a more experienced Institute member to complete their submission, however, the authorised representative must meet the requirements of eligibility.

Expression of interest

More information

Registrations are now open and will close 18 August 2021.

All verified Registrants will be issued competition documents from 21 July 2021, which is when the competition launches.

We intend to verify all Registrant’s eligibility as quickly as possible.
However, please allow up to five working days for registrations to be verified against eligibility criteria.

Please note the following eligibility criteria that must be met by every competitor.

Entrants must:

  1. Be a member of the Australian Institute of Architects;
  2. Be within 15 years of graduation of the AACA Accredited Master of Architecture degree (or equivalent);
  3. Have first been registered as an Architect anywhere in Australia not more than 10 years ago; and,
  4. Be currently registered, or eligible to be registered, with any of the Architect Registration Boards in Australia.

Entrants may collaborate with a more experienced Institute member to complete their Submission, however, the Authorised Representative must meet the requirements of eligibility.

Entrants must be eligible to enter, in accordance with this clause, at the time of Registration.

Expression of interest form

To view all of the appendix documents, please register your interest using the expression of interest form below.