Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019

2019 Timber Competition

Timber in the City


May 2018

Competition Announced

May 22, 2019

Submission Deadline

July 2019

Winners Announced


Entrants are encouraged to research references that are related to both the topic of the competition and precedent projects that demonstrate innovative use of timber such as those listed below. An intention of all ACSA competitions is to make students aware that research is a fundamental element of any design solution.

Wood Technology

  1. Think Wood Research Library
  2. WoodProducts Council
  3. US Forest Products Laboratory – Product & Building Systems Research
  4. FPInnovations – Product & Building Systems Research
  5. American Wood Council – Codes & Standards Support
  6. naturally:wood
  7. CLT Handbook
  8. Timberin the City – Andrew Bernheimer
  9. Mass Timber: Design & Research – Susan Jones
  10. The Case For Tall WoodBuildings: Second Edition– Michael Green

New York City Housing

  1. New York City Housing Authority
  2. Citizens Housing & Planning Council – NYC
  3. NYC Department of City Planning
  4. New York City Department of Housing, Preservation, & Development
  5. HPD Design Guidelines for New Construction

Early Childhood Education

  1. National Association for the Education of Young Children
  2. New York City Department of Eduction
  3. New York City School Construction Authority – Universal Pre-K

Healthy Building Materials

  1. Healthy Materials Lab at Parsons School of Design
  2. Six Classes Approach to Reducing Chemical Harm
  3. Healthy Building Network

Biophilic Design

  1. International Living Future Institute
  2. Biophilic Design: The Architecture of Life
  3. 14 patterns of Biophilic Design

Active Design Guidelines

  1. Center for Active Design
  2. NYC Department of Design & Construction Active Design

New York City General Info

  1. NYC Open Accessible Space Information System (OASIS)
  2. New York City Zoning