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More and more people are making a commitment to the Architecture 2030 Challenge to radically reduce energy consumption in the built environment and help solve the world’s climate crisis. Retrofitting existing buildings to save energy is a key part of the challenge, but presents a particular dilemma: To meet these aggressive environmental goals, architects must strike a balance between preserving what is architecturally significant and integrating components that offer higher energy performance. This can be especially challenging when it involves recladding the enclosure, since no other single improvement has greater potential for reducing a building’s energy consumption or transforming its appearance.

Metals in Construction magazine invites architects and engineers to redesign the facade of 200 Park Avenue (formerly the Pan Am Building), one of New York City’s most recognized landmarks, with the goal of achieving greater energy performance. The magazine will award a $15,000 cash prize to the design judged to exhibit the most innovation, energy efficiency, and aesthetic integrity. Deadline: February 1, 2016.

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Competition Jury

Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED AP Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED AP Ben Tranel, AIA, LEED AP
Gensler
Areta Pawlynsky, AIA Areta Pawlynsky, AIA Areta Pawlynsky, AIA
Heintges
Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Billie Faircloth, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Kieran Timberlake
Fiona Cousins, PE, LEED AP BD+C Fiona Cousins, PE, LEED AP BD+C Fiona Cousins, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Arup
Sameer Kumar, AIA, LEED AP Sameer Kumar, AIA, LEED AP Sameer Kumar, AIA, LEED AP
SHoP
Hauke Jungjohann Hauke Jungjohann Hauke Jungjohann
Thornton Tomasetti
Peter Arbour, Associate AIA (Moderator) Peter Arbour, Associate AIA (Moderator) Peter Arbour, Associate AIA (Moderator)
Vidaris

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