The competition is now closed and the winners will be announced at 11am on Friday, December 2nd, 2016.

Architecture at Zero 2016 is a zero net energy design competition open to students and professionals worldwide, engaging architecture, engineering, planning students and professionals in the pursuit of energy efficient design.

This year's competition is a student housing project on the San Francisco State University campus. Student registration is free. Register for updates.

Our team entered the competition because we are passionate about sustainability at both the planning and architectural levels of design. This event gives aspiring architects and professionals a chance to address both.
— Student winner 2015

Architecture at Zero 2016 is presented by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC).


Learn more about the 2016 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.