PAWchitecture Design + Build

PAWchitecture, brought to you by the Miami Center for Architecture & Design and our partners, The Aventura Mall and the Humane Society of Greater Miami, is a design/build competition of original, one-of-a-kind pet furniture created by professional and student design teams. The built designs will be on display at Aventura Mall during October’s Celebrate Architecture & Design Month.  All the homes will be available for silent auction through online bidding with proceeds going to the Greater Miami Humane Society and the Miami Center for Architecture & Design.

TEAMS

Twenty professional team slots and three student team slots are available for the 2022 PAWchitecture Competition and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.  Student teams must be from DASH or be members of AIAS.  Teams shall register online at aiamiami.org

 HOW TO REGISTER

  1. Visit the event web page at aia-mcad-events.org/PAWchitecture
  2. Click on the rules and registration page
  3. Download the pdf registration form
  4. Email it to info@PAWchitecture.org
  5. You will receive an invoice.
  6. Pay the invoice
  7. Hooray! You are registered.

REGISTRATION COST

Professional team registration fee 
AIA Miami $250
Non-AIA Members $350

Student team registration fee
AIAS Members $50
DASH Students $10

IMPORTANT DATES

JUNE 27: TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS
JULY 20  JULY 27  AUGUST 1: TEAM REGISTRATION CLOSES
JULY 22: VIRTUAL KICK OFF & TEAM CAPTAINS MTG
AUGUST 19: DESIGN SUBMITTAL DUE TO MCAD (REQUIRED)
AUGUST 24: DESIGN REVIEW RESPONSE TO TEAMS
AUGUST 29: TEAM CONSTRUCTION COMMENCES
SEPTEMBER 8: TEAM CAPTAINS’ MEETING/TEAM HAPPY HOUR (REQUIRED)
SEPTEMBER 23: FINAL DESIGN PACKET DUE TO MCAD (REQUIRED)
OCTOBER TBD: BUILT ENTRIES INSTALLED @ AVENTURA MALL (Schedule TBD)

Big Woof (Large) –
Designs should feature king-sized concepts with large dogs in mind Size: 5’ wide x 5’ high x 5’ long (max)
Weight: 500lb (max)

Furr-niture (Medium) –
Designs should combine furniture-like aesthetic with the functionality of a doghouse, cat condo, or cat/doghouse combination. Size: 3’ wide x 6’ high x 4’ long (max)
Weight: 350lb (max)

Tiny Barker (Small)
Designs should feature big-dog creativity in a pint-sized package Size: 3’ wide x 3’ high x 4’ long (max)
Weight: 250lb (max)

Cat Condo (small) –
Designs should embrace the active, agile, and curious nature of cats Size: 3’ wide x 5’ high x 3’ long (max)
Weight: 250lb (max)

Most Miami (open) –
Designs should reflect the design ethos and vibe of Miami and the Beaches.  Height should be under 5’ tall and footprint no larger than 5’ x 5’.
Max weight is 400lb (max)

Find application forms, rules and more on the PAWchitecture event webpage at
www.aia-miami-events.org/PAWchitecture

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