McCarthy & Stone invites practising, registered architects in the UK and the Republic of Ireland to enter an open, two-stage competition to design a new concept in retirement living for the‘baby boomer generation’.
The competition will be organised in the following stages
- Submission of concept designs which will be assessed anonymously.
- Up to five teams will be shortlisted and asked to further develop their stage one concepts. These teams will then present their designs to the Jury Panel at a final interview.
The competition is open to practising architects who should be registered with either the Architects Registration Board [ARB] in the UK or The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland [RIAI].
- Nov 05, 2012—Competition Brief available
- Nov 27, 2012—Site visit Tuesday
- Dec 06, 2012—Deadline for Competitors to raise Questions
- Dec 14, 2012—Memorandum issued in response to Questions
- Jan 22, 2013—Registration deadline
- Jan 29, 2013—Deadline for receipt of Stage 1 submissions
- Feb 11, 2013—Jury Panel meeting to select shortlist. Shortlist notified & confirmation of intention to proceed to Stage 2 of the Competition
- Feb 18, 2013—Notification to unsuccessful applicants
- Feb 25, 2013—Briefing session for Short-listed teams with key representatives from McCarthy & Stone
- Apr 04, 2013—Stage 2 Submission deadline
- Apr 15, 2013—Final presentations to Jury Panel
- Apr 22, 2013—Announcement of result onwards
You may only submit an entry to the competition if you are officially registered through RIBA Competitions and in possession of a Unique Registration Number [URN].
Designs will be assessed against the following criteria
- Quality of the design
- Inventiveness and flair
- Response to brief
- Response to site and context
- Clarity of presentation and communication of ideas
- Scheme development in response to Panel feedback from Stage 1
- Ability to deliver the project
- Robert Sakula
- John Penton
- Mark Elliott
- Ali Crossley
- Gary Day
- Mike Jennings
- Lisa McMyn
- James Porter
Each of the five architects invited to participate in Stage 2 of the competition will receive an honorarium payment of £2,000 [+VAT], following attendance at the clarification presentation with the Jury Panel.The winner of the competition will receive an additional payment of £3,000 [+VAT], with the winner’s honorarium representing an advance on any professional fee post-competition.
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