Cambodia Sustainable Housing Competition


In Fall 2012, Architects Without Borders - Oregon sponsored two design teams to participate in the Building Trust International Design Competition.The objective of the competition was to design a prototype home for a family of six in rural Cambodia for less than $2000. The winning design will be built by Habitat for Humanity- Cambodia.

AWB-Oregon's two teams: Team 1, Eric Nielsen, Abraham Rodriguez, Peter Barich,Copeland Downs Team 2, Tom Joyce, Marc Becker, Ivan Ponce and Khang Tran

AWB connected the design teams to Mony Mao and the Cambodian American Community of Oregon (CACO) for consultation on Cambodian cultural norms, geography and local building practices.

The teams submitted their projects in January 2013 along with more than 600 other competitors. Winners of the competition were announced in March. The winning entries may be viewed at