Design Marfa is conducting an international ideas Competition to propose designs for multi-family housing in Marfa, Texas.
Design Marfa will accept submissions June 2 – October 6, 2014. The winning design will be chosen by a select jury. Please see Jurors section for more information.
Currently, Marfa has limited property zoned for multi-family housing. Please see Marfa's zoning requirements on our Downloads page. As tourism increases in Marfa, the availability of housing for full-time residents has the potential to become even more limited as the attractiveness of vacation rentals and part-time residences remove inventory from the market.
The objectives of the Competition are to:
Marfa, Texas is a town of approximately 2000 residents and is located in the Chihuahuan Desert.
The site to be used for this Competition is located at
The site is located in a community of single-family residences and in close proximity to the public schools.