Local Entries


On page 4 of the brief it notes that one of the top three prizes will be designated to a local submission. Does this mean that local entries are preferred or are required for the competition award to move forward? Are other teams from out of province welcome to submit or is this intended to be a regional competition?


Entrants from across Canada are welcome to participate. The paragraph you are referencing says that if there are at least three entrants from the region, then the Design Review Panel will be “expected to” designate at least one regional entrant. Therefore, the competition does not require any local entries, but if there are multiple local entries, assuming that they are quality entries, the Design Review Panel will be encouraged to give one of them extra consideration. It would be inaccurate to state that local entries are preferred. Ultimately, the Design Review Panel has discretion and is not required to aware a prize locally.

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1. Does the signed Entrance Form needs to be sent to you earlier or submitted together with the competition materials at the 1st round deadline date of September 2, 2019?
2. Are alternative foundations acceptable?
3. Are the submitted drawings to be of mass models of different design configurations that fit the different lot and topography configurations?
4. What is the typical size of lots, i.e. width and length, suitable for laneway houses in Nelson? What are the typical zoning restrictions, i.e. height and setbacks, for residential zones?
5. Are (semi-)covered carports included in the building footprint calculation? At which point are eaves/ roof overhangs exempt from the building footprint calculation?
6. Are design teams allowed to submit more than one design?
7. Specific first-round submission format expectations: You state "A design board....including high-level specifications ..."
8. At what point will you determine whether you have enough submissions go move forward vs extending the contest deadline in the hopes of garnering more submissions?
9. Is an eave/roof overhang over entrances ...
10. Would you kindly clarify if this is an AIBC sanctioned “competition”?
11. Gross floor area, registration form, and image submission ...
12. Design boards, Step Code, minimum height, modifications ...
13. Local Entries
14. Questions on drawing types
15. Evaluation criteria, costs, and floor plans
16. Inclusion of technical details; site selection ...