Entries due May 31

Submit the winning entry in CSU Monterey Bay's bicycle garage design contest and win $350. The winning entry must be an indoor, weatherproof, secure facility.

The contest kicked off  April 11 with a visit to the proposed site located east of the Institutional Assessment & Research Building on the main quad.

The project is paid for by a grant from the Monterey Bay Unified Air Pollution Control District. It is intended to encourage people to commute to campus via bicycle – and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions from vehicle traffic.

TRIPwise logoThe contest is open to students of CSUMB, Monterey Peninsula College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies.  Entries will be judged on feasibility, creativity, sustainability, place-making, flow and efficiency of interior space, and effective use of exterior space. 

Entries should include a site plan, elevations, structural cross section, eye-level perspective, sustainability criteria, maintenance, operation costs, greenhouse gas emissions footprint, and estimated construction budget. Projects must be submitted on two  24” x 36” sheets and a letter-size project summary. Other items such as physical models, power point slides, and animations are permitted but not required.

Proposed designs should consider several elements, including but not limited to structure size from 300 to 500 square feet, weatherproofing to limit rust damage to bicycles, video surveillance mount location and cost, door with electronic card access reader, building height to accommodate double-decker rack systems (see Portland State University bike garage for an example), and visual passage. CSUMB is a state entity and any structures must comply with requirements of the California Building Code and Americans with Disabilities Act.

The deadline is noon, May 31. Please submit contest entries to Megan Tolbert at CSUMB, Mountain Hall Suite A, or to Thomas Rettenwender at Monterey Peninsula College.

Entries will be judged at a public display at the Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery on June 1. Upon submittal, designs become the property of CSUMB. Winning project may or may not be built as proposed, at the discretion of CSUMB Campus Planning & Development.

For additional information, please contact Megan Tolbert at 582-4262 or at mtolbert@csumb.edu. 

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