Let the games begin! The Virginia Low Impact Design Competition is challenging development professionals to design cost-effective approaches to replicate pre-development hydrology on development sites.
The objective of the competition is to provide hands-on learning experience to teams of Virginia licensed and registered design and construction professionals on the methodologies of Low Impact Development that can be applied to their everyday practices.
The competition is funded by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. $15,000 will be given for first place in each category. The deadline for submitting entries is February 17, 2012.
The design challenge will take place over a 6 month period, November 2011 through April 2012. Three real-world projects have been chosen in The Commonwealth for professional design teams to tackle:
– Suburban Mixed Use
– Urban Re-Development
– Green Roadway
Each entry must come from an integrated design team consisting of of minimum of three design professionals including at least one Civil Engineer, and one Landscape Architect.
For more information including registration and contacts, please go to the website: http://www.virginialidcomp.org/index.html
Good luck to all participants!