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2015 Sustainable Versatility Design Competition Announced

Details of NELMA’s 4th Annual Design Competition exclusively for architect and design students is set to go out this month to 75 of the top architecture schools around the country. This year’s challenge calls for a design of a contemporary, single-family home that significantly features Eastern White Pine, incorporating at least 3 different grades.

Students are encouraged toSVAposter2015-web incorporate “Build-ability” while integrating other sustainable features within the project. A demonstrated knowledge of Eastern White Pine, including a cost estimate for all wood products used in the design is part of the entry requirements.

“Students have certainly been creative with the use of wood within their projects over the past 3 years of the competition”, according to Matt Duprey, NELMA’s Marketing Committee Chairman and competition judge. “The Committee firmly believes this unique NELMA marketing activity will benefit the industry as these students enter their professional lives having been exposed to the use of wood products.”

The “Call For Submissions” 11”x16” poster-mailer includes all the necessary information for student participation, with a February 1, 2015 deadline for registration and March 1 submission date. The first-place design will receive a $1,000 award, with second place set to receive $500 for their efforts. In addition, details of the winning recipients’ designs will be displayed during NELMA’s Annual Convention in April.



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