Architecture at Zero is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, and planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

We are preparing for a 2019/2020 competition and plan to announce details this summer.

Student registration is free.


Here is what competition sites say about the competition:

Yeah, we want to dream through competitions, at the same time, we want to make them achievable so that they are true, they can become a true project. Really, in a way, so it’s not just a drawing but it’s something that has potential for it to be an actual project. That’s what drives us, really that innovation is achievable.
— Architecture at Zero competition entrant

Architecture at Zero is presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC).


Learn more about the Architecture at Zero competition.



Competition Partners

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.