Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards 2014 (SEDA)
2014 Call for Entries
Design professionals, residents, and businesses are invited to submit entries for SEDA (Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards).
Formal Submittal Requirements
Sensitive Design Principles
The goal of the Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards Program is to encourage and recognize aesthetically expressive sustainable designs that are appropriate to the upper Sonoran desert environment. This is to be a biennial awards program for recognition of design quality and public education.
The Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards Program is open only to projects built within the corporate limits of Scottsdale. Projects may be residential, commercial, urban design or environmental. Owners, designers, or contractors are invited to submit projects that received a Scottsdale Certificate of Occupancy prior to January 1, 2014 and that demonstrated their intent to implement the Scottsdale Sensitive Design Principles. Individual owners, designers or contractors may submit multiple projects for consideration. Other Scottsdale projects, not requiring a C of O, may be submitted by their owner or designer, and will also be judged based on the same Scottsdale Sensitive Design Principles.
nominations by Scottsdale Residents
Scottsdale residents are encouraged to nominate a project that they believe exemplify the Scottsdale Sensitive Design Principles. For information about Sensitive Design, please refer to the RESOURCES portion of this page.
Please submit a Preliminary Registration, with as much project information as you know. If you want to nominate a project, but do not know the owner, architect/designer, or contractor, then please leave space blank.
Please provide the address of your Scottsdale residence for verification purposes. The SEDA 2014 steering committee will conduct further research to follow-up on the project that you have nominated.
Scottsdale Environmental Quality Advisory Board (EQAB)
Scottsdale Development Review Board (DRB)
Scottsdale Section American Institute of Architects (AIA) Phoenix Metro Chapter
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Arizona Chapter
Feb 1, 2014 – Program announcement, entry solicitation
May 5, 2014 – Submittals due
Summer 2014 – Jury Meets
Summer 2014 – Award Recipients Notified
Fall 2014 – Awards presentation at Development Review Board meeting
Fall 2014 – Recognition of award recipients at City Council meeting
The Jury members will be selected by EQAB, DRB, AIA and ASLA. They are not eligible to submit projects to this year’s program.
Submission of a project is free of charge. Submission must be in PDF format with text and photography on a CD. Refer to Submission Requirements for detail requirements and identification requirements. Read all instructions. Rules are to ensure uniform entries and for the convenience of the jury. Non-conforming entries will be disqualified.
Submission Date and Location:
Completed submissions MUST BE RECEIVED by May 5, 2014 by 4:00 p.m. M.S.T. No late submittals will be accepted. There is no fee required for submittal.
Scottsdale Environmental Design Awards
City of Scottsdale
Planning, Neighborhood and Transportation
7447 East Indian School Road, Suite 105 (Reception Desk)
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
Steve Venker 480-312-2831
Tim Conner 480-312-7833