For our first chicken coop design and build competition, we partnered with Architecture for Humanity for this event that raised $2,000 for Seattle Tilth’s Seattle Youth Garden Works, who help introduce homeless and under served youth to urban agriculture.
Ten chicken coops were entered by everyone from families to large architecture firms and demonstrated lots of interesting innovations including living roofs, hidden storage, and reused building materials.
The Judges Prize, and the coveted Egg Nest Trophy, went to Coop15 for “Eggplant”.
Most innovative prize went to “Chicken Haus” by Callison.
Best use of Integrative Structures and Systems went to “Huevos Ranchero” by VIA Architecture
The Malden Group won two awards, for their “Malden Coop”. The “Most Likely to Hypnotize a Chicken” award and the People’s Choice Award.
The coops are on display through mid August, at the Farm, located at 5513 South Cloverdale Ave in Rainer Beach. Then they will be distributed to neighborhood groups and families in the area.