RAISE THE ROOST!
DESIGN + BUILD COMPETITION
Local design-build competition
Architecture for Humanity-Seattle Chapter, Youth Garden Works, Seattle Tilth, Rainier Beach Urban Farm + Wetlands
# of Design Teams
Make Design Studio
Val, Traverse, and Jake
RDH Building Sciences
Emily and Holly
ABOUT THIS PROJECT
AWB and AfH invited designers, artists, builders, students, and backyard chicken enthusiasts to design and build a chicken coop for an urban residential garden that integrates creativity, functionality and the innovative use of low-cost, reclaimed materials. Entry fees went to benefit Seattle Youth Garden Works, a transformative urban agriculture employment training program for homeless and underserved youth. In all, we raised $1,800 in support of Youth Garden Works!
Celebrity judges included Molly Moon, of Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream Shop, Rebecca Teagarden, of Seattle Times’ Northwest Magazine, Cheryl Waters, of KEXP radio, and Jessi Bloom, author of Free-Range Chicken Gardens.
In-kind donations were made by Athletic Awards, Saxton Bradley Inc., Century Ballroom, Tin Table, and The Loveward Steps.
The event was covered on local KOMO news here!
WHY CHICKEN COOPS?
Raising chickens for eggs can be a lifeline where affordable, healthy food is difficult to access. Caring for chickens provides valuable educational opportunities for children and adults alike to connect to where food comes from while inspiring self-sufficiency. Chickens are low cost to maintain and can also provide the nutrients needed for an entire vegetable garden to thrive.