The 2012 Sustainable Land Lab Competition challenged teams of designers, thinkers and doers to propose innovative projects that transform vacant lots into assets that advance sustainability. Over the course of five months and through an inspiring series of charrettes, exhibitions, and submission rounds, five of the 48 submitting teams were selected to receive $5,000 in seed money and a two-year land lease with which to implement their proposals.


2012 Competition Schedule

Public Kick-Off | November 2, 2012

Opening event took place at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  See photos of the event and listen to a podcast of the kick-off speech.

First Round Announcement | December 17, 2012

15 of 48 submissions selected to move on to the next round

Second Round Announcement | February 19, 2013

8 finalists selected

Announcement of Winners | April 10, 2013

5 teams selected for implementation of their projects


Learn More

Download the full competition brief for more details about the 2012 competition. If you are interested in holding a Sustainable Land Lab Competition in your city, Contact Us to learn more about our process.