New Winners in the 2018 Blueprint for Fuctional Sustainability Competition!

Rob Slowinski

The 2018 Blueprint for Functional Sustainability's final event took place on Friday, June 1st at REDCAT's black box theater in downtown Los Angeles, below the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In front of an audience of about 100 of their peers, the 16 finalists continued to raise the bar for sustainable design and community architectural integration.

Congratulations to the Blueprint for Functional Sustainability Award winners!

Danielle Vitoff

The Blueprint for Functional Sustainability's final event took place on Friday, June 2nd at the Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga. The event was very well attended, and the competition was fierce among the 16 finalists. In the end, the panel of jurors for around the Los Angeles architecture community selected the following winners:

  • Koko Manouel - 1st Prize
  • Ryan Nguyen - 2nd Prize
  • Isabel Hernandez - Honorable Mention
  • Zach Weston - Honorable Mention
  • Jean Dan - Honorable Mention

Other competition finalists included:

Cal Poly Pomona architecture students preparing for next week's Blueprint for Functional Sustainability competition

Danielle Vitoff

Eight studios of Cal Poly Pomona first-year graduate and second-year undergraduate architecture students are busy preparing for next week's Blueprint for Functional Sustainability competition, sponsored by the California Sustainability Alliance. In the middle of next week, two students from each studio will be chosen as finalists, moving on to present their projects in front of a panel of distinguished jurors at the Frontier Project in Rancho Cucamonga. Their projects' objective? To design tedWEST - the western regional headquarters for TED Conferences, LLC.


California is the largest agricultural producer in the United States, followed by Iowa and Texas. The top three agricultural commodities produced in California are milk, almonds, and grapes. California is also the primary exporter of many agricultural commodities in the United States and supplies over 99% of the following commodities: almonds, artichokes, dates, raisins, and walnuts. The crop varieties grown in California are constantly fluctuating based on consumer demand, market prices, and weather restrictions.

Reflecting on the Final Event

Roland Argomaniz

On Friday, June 3, the 12 finalists selected by their instructors were invited to the Southern California Gas Company’s Energy Resource Center in Downey, CA. In keeping with the theme of sustainability, the So. Cal Gas Energy Resource Center is a showcase facility where visitors can learn about energy efficiency and environmentally sensitive building technology, so they can make informed choices about energy consumption and conservation.

Competition Winners Selected

Danielle Vitoff

On Friday, the finalists of the Blueprint for Functional Sustainabiltiy Competition presented to a panel of local judges. From these presentations, the winners of the competition were selected. We are proud to announce that the following individuals were awarded monetary prizes for their submissions.

First Place: Matthew Rivera

Second Place: Eduardo Martinez

Honorable Mentions: Sarahi Baeza, Kyle Ng, Parady Sarun, Christina Younger

Thank you to the judges and all of the participants for making Friday's event a great day!

The presentations from all of the finalists will be shared on the California Sustainability website during the next month.