The 2008 Emerging Green Builders Natural Talent Design Competition is focusing on the Southern Theater, the century-old landmark for performing arts in the Seven Corners area of Minneapolis. Contestants will focus on an iconic redesign and expansion of the theater, envisioning Minnesota’s first sustainable performing arts center.
Multi-disciplinary teams of up to five designers can compete. Local winners will receive a $1,000 and an expenses-paid trip to Boston for the 2008 United States Greenbuild Conference. Submissions are accepted until May 11, 2008, and a complete criteria package is available at the Web site for the Minnesota chapter of Emerging Green Builders. Theater and contest representatives will give a tour and answer questions at open house from10 am to noon February 2, 2008, at the Southern Theater, 1420 Washington Ave. S.