In just ten days registation closes for applicants in the "A House for an Ecologist : A Design Ideas Competition". After that you've got two weeks to submit your entry in this event, organised under the auspices of The American Institute of Architects (AIA). Finalists will be exhibited at their forthcoming conference: The Architecture of Sustainability in early May 06, where they will be asking hard questions like: "Is sustainable design an oxymoron?" and "What lies ahead for our profession, and what are our responsibilities as influencers of the built environment?". But back to the comp. It's to design a residence/workspace for a field ecologist and make the project "ecologically intelligent". Incorporate the AIA's 'Top Ten Measures for Sustainable Design' (see link below) and your entry could be in the running for prize money of $1,000 USD. ::House for an Ecologist Competition via Dexigner.