Doghouse Competition

What is it?

Bark + Build is a doghouse design/build competition between professional teams consisting of architects and contractors.  The finished doghouses are judged, then displayed at NorthPark Centre in Dallas during the second half of November.  At the Housewarming Party, the doghouses are auctioned, with all proceeds going to the SPCA of Texas.

Want to purchase a doghouse?

Attend the Housewarming Party the evening of November 19, 2017, at NorthPark Centre in Dallas and participate in the auction.  All proceeds will benefit the SPCA of Texas.

Want to participate in the competition?

Any team comprised of members of an architecture firm and members of a contractor firm are welcome to participate.  Teams must register between June 22 and July 21.  Information packets will be provided to registered teams.  A Team Captains Meeting will be held on July 27 to review the competition details and answer any questions.

If you want to participate, but are looking for a partner firm or licensed professional, email and let us know what you are looking for.  We will try to match you with others who are looking for partners.

When will the winners be announced?

Winners determined by a jury will be announced at the Housewarming Party on November 19th.  The winner of the People's Choice award will be determined by visitors to the NorthPark Centre exhibition and announced on December 7th.

Still have questions?

Contact the AIA|TEXO Steering Committee at