Design Competitions


 Registration Deadline extended to January 18th!

February 12th – Submission Deadline

February 20th – Jury Day and Reception at True Worth


Thor Erickson ‐ bcWORKSHOP
Alberto Zamora ‐ Reach Architects
Margaret Lutton ‐ TCC Facilities Planner
Kate Aoki ‐ DSGN
David Swain – Tarrant County Homeless Coalition


 Download the Entry Form 

Participants can pay their registration fee here.

Submit Registration forms and design entries through this link.



About the Competition

AIA Fort Worth invites you to share your ideas for the emerging typology for urban housing called Cottage Communities. Cottage Communities can provide a lower‐cost solution to the need for affordable and subsidized housing in Tarrant County. Micro‐living has become a trend in diverse communities, but has only recently been introduced as a low‐cost, viable, quality‐of‐life‐enhancing alternative to homeless shelters. To begin to produce enough housing for an everexpanding population, we must begin to think more creatively about how we produce housing and what home means to our community. A cottage home provides individuals with their own private space in a planned community development and gives residents a place to call home within a shared community. This competition is an opportunity for architects and students to propose new solutions to Tarrant County’s affordable housing shortage by designing a Cottage Community in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood as a prototype for future development possibilities.