Architecture at Zero Competition - UCSF Mission Bay Campus, San Francisco CA : 2015

Architecture at Zero, a competition sponsored by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), is a competition that was conceive as a response to the challenges set up by the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC), to have all new residential construction in California be Zero Net Energyby 2020 and all new commercial construction by 2030.

The competition called for a new mixed-use residential project located on the UCSF Mission Bay Campus. The project was to include 523 residential units, making up a total of 398,700 gsf of housing, as well as a child care center and access to outdoor recreational space.

Competition Brief and Breakdown

The students broke up into two groups that reacted to the site and strategies in different ways, with help from students from Georgia Tech's High Performance Building Degree. The competition called for one submission board of 24 inches by 36 inches, which included unit breakdowns, energy analysis, plans, renders, and project description.

Efficient Living

The Team: [GA]rchiTECHs

Nicholas Lally

Brian Sudduth

Kyle John

Morgan Nelson

Jose Garza de la Cruz









The Team: Original Team A

Eric Goldstein

Jerrard Hall

Michelle Kraus

Stacy Scott

InSun Yu