AIA / Houzz Playhouse Competition


play_houzz_contest and the American Institute of Architects have teamed up to launch PlayHouzz 2016, a charitable playhouse design contest. With this year’s theme of “Adventure,” they are looking for innovative playhouse design entries that inspire a sense of imaginative play.


AIA Local Winners

In addition to the first place winner, up to 10 participating AIA Components with at least 20 entries will be eligible to receive funds ( $5,000 ) from Houzz and the AIA to build playhouse designs from their members that receive the most “likes” in the competition. AIA Components will donate these playhouses or use them to raise funds for a charity or nonprofit that benefits children.

In simple terms ( if we get 20 entries from our chapter + a good showing of votes ) we will get funded to build a playhouse here in Cincinnati. Ask anyone who enters from the area to designate the AIA Cincinnati as their part of their description in the upload so that we can get funded for our own playhouse!

Deadline to submit entries: 5 p.m. PT, April 8, 2016.
Voting will be open until 5 p.m. PT, April 15, 2016.

If you have any questions or are interested in participating in a design charette / brainstorming session, please send an email indicating your interest to the AIA Cincinnati Emerging Professional group.

Look forward to seeing everyone’s adventurous designs!
Ryan Newman
Chair, Emerging Professionals (Young Architects Forum)
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