It’s not often six architectural firms celebrate a contest most of them lost. On three occasions, the design finalists for the Living Building at Georgia Tech have done just that — together and in public.
In Atlanta, Seattle and Charlotte, Howard S. Wertheimer, the university’s top architect, led panel discussions with both the winners and the runners-up of the ideas competition he helped organize to select the project’s design team. The experience offers an early hint at one way the Living Building Challenge might push the envelope on design and construction in the Southeast.
“This process will change the way things will work going forward,“ Wertheimer says.
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