Bayonne NJ Sustainable Housing Collaborative Home Redesign Competition Launched

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Rethink Urban Design, a decentralized community of sustainable housing designers has launched Rethink Bayonne, a collaborative sustainable housing design competition. Submissions close on November 13, 2020, followed by a 3-day housing design hackathon commencing November 14.

Rethink Urban Design, a decentralized community of sustainable housing designers announced the launch of the Rethink Bayonne Design Competition. The event commences on November 14, 2020, and is scheduled to end on January 22, 2021. Entries for the event close on November 13.

For more information about Rethink Urban Design, visit

The upcoming collaborative home design competition invites designers, architects, homeowners, home buyers, real estate professionals, and investors to re-imagine urban housing in Bayonne. The Rethink Bayonne Design Competition will be in collaboration with the New York Institute of Technology’s School of Architecture and Design.

Visit for more information. Registrations close on November 13, 2020, with a final submission deadline of January 20, 2020.

The Bayonne, NJ sustainable housing development project seeks to address aging and outdated housing in the city. Rethink Urban Housing estimates that unmarried high-income professionals account for 39 percent of homeowners, fueling rising demand for high-quality housing in the city.

The Rethink Bayonne Design Competition brings together local homeowners, investors, real estate professionals, architects, and builders to develop democratized living units optimized for quality of life over profitability. Redesign opportunities focus on key issues such as outdated properties, limited parking, lack of access to nature, and energy inefficiency. All submissions will need to comply with city building codes and architectural guidelines.

The competition seeks to transform Bayonne’s housing infrastructure and showcase a vision of sustainable urban living spaces in the city. Rethink Bayonne Design includes a 3-day virtual design hackathon where residents can view the designs created for their area. The event is expected to feature several keynote speakers and will be streamed live on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube.

The event seeks to reimagine and transform the livability and consequently, the desirability of Bayonne housing. The competition looks to design the future of Bayonne housing that’s better to live in, easier to sell, and more people-centric.

According to a spokesperson for Rethink Urban Design, “We are delighted to announce Rethink Bayonne as a new way for designers, home buyers, and homeowners to come together and explore new possibilities for sustainable housing. We believe the event will change how home buyers and sellers think about their assets and use their homes to strengthen families and the local community.”

Rethink Urban Design is headed by CEO Paul Garcia and a multidisciplinary team of professionals seeking to build democratized solutions for sustainable urban development. The firm partners with local architects, educators, legal experts, developers, designers, architects, buyers, and homeowners in New York and New Jersey.

For more information about sustainable housing design in NY and to register for Rethink Bayonne, visit the link above.