Deadline Approaching for perFORM 2014 House Design Competition – Submissions Due to Hammer & Hand by March 24, 2014

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The perFORM 2014 design competition is open to both architecture students and intern architects in the US and Canada. Cash prizes will be awarded by a jury of leading architects, builders and design instructors from the Pacific Northwest.

perFORM House Design Competition by Seattle High Performance Builder Hammer & Hand

“Interest in the competition has been great,” said Daniel Thomas, of Hammer & Hand. “We’re eager to see the high design, high performance building solutions that these emerging architectural professionals propose."

Construction company Hammer & Hand published a reminder today to architectural students and interns in the US and Canada that submissions for the perFORM 2014 House Design Competition are due Monday, March 24, 2014. The competition challenges participants to design a single-family house that fuses aggressive energy efficiency with beautiful design. A jury of leading Northwest architects, builders and educators will evaluate and select winners.

The perFORM design jury will judge entries based on two criteria: energy performance and design quality. Participants will submit an energy performance analysis of their entry using the perFORM Verification Tool, showing each design’s predicted Energy Use Intensity, or EUI. Design quality will be judged based on “resourcefulness, replicability, and beauty.”

The perFORM jury includes:

  •     Daniel Friedman, College of Built Environments, University of Washington
  •     Jim Graham, Graham Baba Architects
  •     Sam Hagerman, Hammer & Hand
  •     Gladys Ly-Au Young, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects
  •     Robert Peña, Integrated Design Lab, University of Washington
  •     Jeffrey Stuhr, Holst Architecture
  •     Daniel Thomas, Hammer & Hand

See bios of jury members at

“Interest in the competition has been great, with registrants from all over the United States and Canada,” said Daniel Thomas, Co-Owner of Hammer & Hand. “We’re eager to see the high design, high performance building solutions that these emerging architectural professionals propose.”

Guidelines, resources, downloads and a link to register for the competition (FREE) are available at Winners will be unveiled on Earth Day, April 22, 2014 at Hammer & Hand’s Seattle office in the Bullitt Center: 1501 E Madison Street, #250, Seattle, WA 98122. Winning entries will be exhibited in Portland, Seattle, and online. Cash awards range from $500 to $2000.

About Hammer & Hand
Hammer & Hand is a construction company dedicated to inciting evolution in building through service, science and craft. The firm collaborates with clients and architects to build the best of the Northwest.

Hammer & Hand Portland
1020 Southeast Harrison Street
Portland, OR 97214

Hammer & Hand Seattle (at the Bullitt Center)
1501 E Madison St, #250
Seattle, WA 98122

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