7th Annual Student Design Competition

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Design of a Desert House for an Artist or Author



1ST PLACE:     Sean Park, Burbank High
2ND PLACE:      Austin Flores, Burbank High
3RD PLACE: (Tie) Natalie Sanchez, Burbank High
Team Bryan Lee, Emily Yun and Narek Mrktoumian, Burbank High
HONORABLE MENTION: Katherine Piralyan, Burbank High


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Programs are available Monday, October 19, 2009, for the Building Division's 7th Annual Student Design Competition. This year's theme is the design of a desert retreat for an artist or author. Design of a dwelling in a hot and arid setting introduces students to the concepts of energy efficiency and water conservation in the built environment. 

The top projects are eligible to win the Burbank Water & Power - Recycle Center Environmental Scholarship, which is a cash prize:
    First place        $3,000 per team
    Second place    $2,000 per team
    Third place       $1,000 per team

Important Dates:
    December 4, 2009    Deadline to register
    February 12, 2010    Deadline to submit project
    March 2, 2010         Recognition Party
    March 9, 2010         Presentation of scholarships at City Council meeting


Registration Form - Students can participate solo or in teams

The program booklet contains complete contest requirements, information on desert architecture, and links to environmental resources to provide assistance and sources of ideas. The program can be downloaded as a whole or in sections:

    Cover poster (3.5 MB)
    Complete program (without cover)
    Contest requirements
    Desert architecture
    Environmental design
    Past projects

For questions, please contact Carol-Ann Coates in Building Division at 818-238-5226.







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