Architecture, Art and the Aviary: Birdhouse Competition Challenges Pros, Students and the Public

Pasadena & Foothill AIA Chapter Partners with Pasadena Community Garden to Submit Creative Bird Dwellings in Seven Categories

Published : Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | 2:02 PM

Here’s one competition that really is for the birds.

The AIA Pasadena & Foothill Chapter of the AIA (PF-AIA), in partnership with the Pasadena Community Garden (PCG), is accepting entries for a birdhouse competition to be judged on October 24, 2015 at Pasadena Community Garden.

The fun design-and-build contest is open to area residents of all ages, regardless of skill level, with winners named in seven categories, including:

• Children (up to age 12)
• Family
• Architect
• Adult
• Adult team (of two or more)
• Sustainable (using 100 percent recycled materials)
• Senior (age 65 or older)

The deadline for contest entries is October 1, 2015. To enter, amateur and professional avian visionaries can register to build a birdhouse at the PF-AIA website ( The entry fee is $25, and proceeds from the birdhouse competition will go toward the PF-AIA’s young-architect education scholarship and PCG’s education and beautification programs.

The final judging takes place at the Pasadena Community Garden, 721 S. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena, from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on October 24. The event will feature music, food and other garden entertainment. Awards will be given out in all seven categories, and builders have the option to donate their birdhouses to a silent auction, which will benefit both organizations’ causes.

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