Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition

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Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition

International Masonry Institute is delighted to announce The Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Competition. The goal of this year’s competition is to develop a high-rise building with a masonry envelope enclosure located in a major metropolitan area of the entrant’s/entrants’ choice.

The competition is open to architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design and construction. Three grand prize winners will be awarded across 3 categories: 1.) students, young architects, engineers, and firms, 2.) multidisciplinary teams, and 3.) individual architects/engineers.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • All entrants, whether registering as an individual or as part of a team (each, an Entrant),
  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age (or whatever age is considered the age of majority in the jurisdiction of the Entrant’s residence, whichever is older) at the time of registration.
  • Be a legal resident of the United States or Canada during the Competition Period.
  • The Competition is open to the following: students enrolled in a design, architecture, or engineering program during the Competition Period.
  • Entrants must provide Sponsor with proof of enrollment in a design, architecture, or engineering program; the sufficiency of such proof is determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion. Architects, Engineers, and Architectural and Engineering firms.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link: https://jbc.awardsplatform.com/

Rules:

Categories: Entrants will choose from among the following categories at the time of registration:

  • Student Category: (Entrants must be enrolled in a valid design architecture or engineering program during the competition period);
  • Young Architects/Engineers Category: 
    • (Entrants must be under forty (40) years of age at the time of registration.
    • A firm may register as a team for this category; provided, however, that all members of the team are under forty (40) years of age at the time of registration.); and
  • Firms, Individual Architects/Engineers Category
    • For each of the categories listed in (a) through (c) above, multidisciplinary teams are encouraged, and there is no limit on the number of participants per team; however, every team member must meet the eligibility criteria
    • Each team must designate one (1) team member who will serve as the point of contact during the Competition Period (the Designated Representative), and by doing so, each team member agrees and duly authorizes the Designated Representative to act on his or her behalf.
    • Any team entries that do not comply with these Official Rules may not be eligible to participate in the Competition and/or be awarded a prize.
    • Only 1 (one) entry is permitted per Entrant (whether an Entrant is an individual or member of a team).
  • If requested by Sponsor, Entrants must provide Sponsor with a government-issued form of identification that confirms Entrants’ age.
  • Residents of, and entities registered in, Quebec are not eligible to participate in this Competition.
  • A firm may register as a team for this category; provided, however, that all members of the team are under forty (40) years of age at the time of registration.); and
  • Employees, directors, officers, and trustees of Sponsor, and anyone involved in the production or administration of this competition (including members of the Jury (as defined in Section 5.1 below)), and any members of their immediate families (regardless of where they live) or households are not eligible.
  • Multidisciplinary teams are encouraged.
  • There is no limit on the number of participants per team.
  • Individual submissions are also permitted.
  • Participants, whether individual or team, may only submit one entry.

Submission Requirements:

Each Submission must include the following deliverables.  Failure to include any of the deliverables in may result in an Entrant’s disqualification, in Sponsor’s sole discretion:

  • Two digital presentation boards depicting your project. Include plans, sections, details, 3D images, and any other information needed to explain your design solution. Digital boards should be landscape-oriented at 24″(h) X 36″(w) and saved as JPEGs at 150 dpi resolution in RGB mode.
  • A video (2 minutes max.) featuring a fly-through of your design and/or an explanation of your solution. Accepted file formats: .mov, .m4v, .mp4, or .mpeg.
  • A project statement (600 words max.) that explains how your concept rethinks the innovative potential of masonry and addresses program requirements outlined in the competition brief.
  • Contact information, as requested during registration and on the entry form.
  • For Student Category Entrants Only: Proof of current enrollment in a design, architecture, or engineering program.
  • Do not submit any information that is confidential or proprietary or contains a trade secret.
  • Information submitted will not be kept confidential and may be used and disclosed by the sponsor for any purpose permitted by these official rules and applicable law;
  • Submissions must not include images or voices of any person other than Entrants unless Entrant has obtained written consent;
  • Submissions may not include or display third party trademarks, logos, or other indicia of origin;
  • Submissions must not contain material that violates or infringes another’s rights, including but not limited to privacy, publicity, or intellectual property rights, or that constitutes infringement, or that breaches a contract of Entrant with any third party;
  • Submissions and all components thereof must be entirely original work created by the Entrant;
  • Submissions must not contain material that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortuous, defamatory, slanderous, derogatory, or libelous;
  • Submissions must not contain material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred, or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age; and
  • Submissions must not contain material that is unlawful, in violation of, or contrary to the laws or regulations in any state, province or country where the Submission is created or in the United States.
  • Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify, at its sole discretion, any Submission which contravenes these restrictions.

Benefits:

Student Category

  • $5,000 awarded to a student(s). To qualify, student(s) must be enrolled in a design, architecture, or engineering school.
  • An additional $5,000 will be awarded to the specific school program the student(s) is enrolled in.
  • If student team members are from different programs, colleges or universities, the $5,000 award will be split among the different programs, colleges, or universities.

Young Architects/Engineer Category (under 40)

  • $10,000

Firms, Multidisciplinary Teams, Individual Architects/Engineers

  • $10,000

In addition to monetary prizes, winners may receive special publication and promotion opportunities and will be honored in March 2019 during an awards ceremony held in San Diego, California.

Application Deadline:

Completed entries must be submitted by November 30, 2018 (23:59 EST).

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Any questions regarding the Competition may be sent to the JBC Competition team at jbcaward@imiweb.org.

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