The City of Reno has partnered with the American Planning Association (APA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to launch the design competition last month, and the purpose is to engage the community in a discussion on urban development, and specifically, what housing could look like in the near future. There has been a shift in housing preferences as the younger generations enter the market. This competition is intended to capture some of those preferences.

Check out our interview below with Angela Fuss and Jenny Brekhus on the details of this design competition:

Design Competition: “Housing for the Next Generation” – May 7, 2015 from Dickson Realty on Vimeo.

The competition is geared toward design professionals such as land use planners, architects, landscape architects, and students. Individuals or teams can submit and the deadline to submit entries is May 18, 2015. The winning plans will be announced in mid June.

Here is the aerial map of the area the designers will be planning for, and some examples of urban housing concepts.

Where do participants send their submission? A flash drive or CD meeting the competition requirements should be mailed to:
Angela Fuss
1150 Corporate Blvd.
Reno, NV 89502

Questions can be directed to Angela Fuss at or 775-856-1150.