DBR is pleased to announce the TREEHOUSING International Wood Design Competition!

Housing for the world’s growing urban population and the threat of deforestation are two of the most significant issues facing humanity today. TREEHOUSING challenges architecture students, professional architects and designers to develop innovative wood housing and urban building solutions through two distinct open competitions:

Competition 1: TREEHOUSING DURBAN | Tall Wood Housing
Competition 2: TREEHOUSING GLOBAL | Affordable Wood Housing

How to enter:
1. Visit the TREEHOUSING website for competition information.
2. Register on the TREEHOUSING website by August 15, 2015.
3. Design a TREEHOUSING solution.
4. Submit your entry by 5:00pm CET on August 31, 2015.

All submissions are due August 31, 2015 at 5:00pm CET. Winners will be selected by an international jury and announced on September 10, 2015 at the XIV World Forestry Congress in Durban, South Africa. In each category a grand prize of $6,000 USD will be awarded, plus a second prize of $3,000 USD and two additional student prizes. For more information, please visit

This ideas competition is sponsored by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and coordinated by DBR | Design Build Research School.