The Mitchell-Dockery Prize for Public Interest Design (PID) recognizes design projects from all disciplines within Texas A&M's College of Architecture that benefit a community rather than an individual client. Projects may include design projects of any scale, from object to region, virtual or real, that address the needs of a vulnerable or disadvantaged population, including but not limited to:
- health care facilities
- public housing
- affordable housing
- refugee housing
- disaster-resilient housing
- low-income neighborhoods
- community outreach centers
- farm worker or migrant housing
- community gardens or farms
- playgrounds or youth facilities
- workforce development facilities
- self-help housing
Eligibility. The Mitchell-Dockery PID Competition solicits submissions from ALL undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the College of Architecture. Submissions may come from individual students, groups of students, or studios. Projects must have been completed during the 2012-2013 school year, and at least one of the students included must be a current student in the College of Architecture. A jury of interdisciplinary faculty and practitioners will review submissions and select the top five submissions.
Winning entries will compete for a place in bcSHOPFRONT, a Dallas exhibit. Each of the five winning submissions will receive $500, and will be forwarded to bcWORKSHOP for consideration for inclusion in their bcSHOPFRONT exhibit. buildingcommunityWORKSHOP, or bcWORKSHOP, is a Dallas based nonprofit community design center seeking to improve the livability and viability of communities through the practice of thoughtful design and making. bcWORKSHOP is headed by Brent Brown, a COA graduate. The bcSHOPFRONT exhibit will feature one project from all the colleges of architecture in the state, including Prairie View, Rice, TAMU, Texas Tech, University of Houston, UT Arlington, UT Austin, and UTSA. The exhibit will take place in Dallas in June 2013.
Submissions are due by May 1, 2013. Winners will be announced by May 10. Additional details on submission requirements can be found in the Entry Requirements ( 729.3 KB) or from Shannon Van Zandt (firstname.lastname@example.org)