Design Competitions 2017-18

"Beyond the Centerline" Competition


Posted 11.17.17

Sponsor: Fisher Brothers
Fee: Free
Deadline: February 2, 2018 | 5:00p

Design Challenge:  Park Avenue, one of the world’s premiere thoroughfares, is traditionally known for its tall buildings that are home to Fortune 500 companies. The medians of Park Avenue, or the “centerlines,” are traditionally characterized by plantings and periodic sculpture installations. The goal of this competition is to foster creativity and challenge participants to think outside the box; to propose exciting ideas that have never been considered possible for the medians; and to reimagine the existing urban landscape.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.fbdesigncom.com for more details and the application.

2018 HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing


Posted 11.17.17

Sponsor: US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R)
Fee: Free
Deadline: February 5, 2018 AND April 16, 2018

Design Challenge: It is the hope of HUD and PD&R that by initiating and funding this competition, a new generation will advance the design and production of livable and sustainable housing for low- and moderate-income people through research and innovation. Multi-disciplinary teams of graduate students in architecture, planning and policy, finance and other areas will be asked to address social, economic, and environmental issues in responding to a specific housing problem developed by an actual public housing agency (PHA).
Submission Requirements: Visit www.huduser.gov/challenge for more details and the application.

2018 IDeA Compeition: Place and Displacement

2018_IDeA_Competition
Posted 11.15.17

Sponsor: IDeA
Fee: $50-$70
Deadline: February 1, 2018

Design Challenge: IDeA invites innovative minds around the world to propose spatial design and programmatic solutions that provide opportunities for refugees and local communities to strengthen ties while enabling self-agency.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.idevelopment.us/competition for more details.

Gabriel Prize 2018

Gabriel Prize Header
Posted 11.15.17

Sponsor: Western European Architecture Foundation
Fee: Free
Deadline: January 15, 2018

Design Challenge: Each year, the Western European Architecture Foundation awards the Gabriel Prize-a $20,000 grant for the study of classical architecture and landscape in France. Prize winners embark on a three-month itinerary of their own devising. While abroad, Gabriel laureates focus on some particular aspect of French architecture.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.gabrielprize.org for more details.

2018 Parking Solutions Competition


Posted 11.3.17

Sponsor: International Parking Institute
Fee: Free
Deadline: February 23, 2018

Design Challenge: Parking is an essential element of the mobility equation—and the creation of “smart cities.”  Parking, transportation, and real estate are linked and impact the others in myriad and complex ways. This competition is a chance for students to express their rendition of The Garage of the Future. IPI seeks to engage students in a challenging parking solutions exercise based on real-world scenarios.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.parking.org/parking-solutions-competition for more details.

Italian Fashion Hub

Italian Fashion Hub
Posted 10.25.17

Sponsor: Young Architects Competitions
Fee: 75-150 euros
Deadline: January 31, 2018

Design Challenge: Fashion is increasingly becoming a global phenomenon, and the future of fashion is in speed. If fast fashion has its own capital in Europe, such place is--without any doubt--Centergross. This competition, by Young Architects Competitions and Centergross, aims to give the capital of the European Fast Fashion a new look!
Submission Requirements: Visit www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com for more details.

2018 Berkeley Prize Essay Competition

Berkeley Prize 2018
Posted 10.13.17

Sponsor: Department of Architecture, University of California, Berkeley
Fee: Free
Deadline: November 1, 2017

Design Challenge: Each year the Prize Committee poses a question related to a specific topic. Students enrolled in any accredited undergraduate architecture program or diploma in architecture program throughout the world are invited to submit a 500-word essay proposal responding to the question. This year's question is "What is the social art of architecture?"
Submission Requirements: Visit www.berkeleyprize.org/competition/essay/2018 for more details.

Fairy Tales: When Architecture Tells a Story

Fairy Tales 2018
Posted 10.13.17

Sponsor: Blank Space
Fee: $40
Deadline: December 9, 2017

Design Challenge: Fairy Tales 2018 invites you to submit your own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry combines a text narrative with five images in the most spectacular way possible. Beyond that, the rules are yours to create, bend, and break.
Submission Requirements: Visit blankspaceproject.com for more details.

Pinocchio Children's Library

Pinocchio Children's Library
Posted 10.11.17

Sponsor: Young Architects Competitions
Fee: 75-150 euros (per team)
Deadline: December 13, 2017

Design Challenge: Pinocchio Children’s Library will request a design that lives up to one of the most famous fairy tales: the adventures of Pinocchio. The library that the competition aims to create will have to be a real international fairytale monument, and a manifesto and compendium of architecture for childhood.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.youngarchitectscompetitions.com for more details.

IE Spaces for Innovation

Barcelona Social Housing
Posted 09.29.17

Sponsor: IE School of Architecture and Design
Fee: Free
Deadline: November 3, 2017
Design Challenge: IE School of Architecture and Design announces its fourth IE SPACES FOR INNOVATION PRIZE for young architects and designers worldwide. This award recognizes talented young designers by offering scholarships to our world‐class Master’s Degree, and facilitating full‐time, paid internships in some of the world’s top design firms.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.arquideas.net/competition for more details.

Barcelona Social Housing

Barcelona Social Housing
Posted 09.29.17

Sponsor: ARCHmedium
Fee: 60 euros
Deadline: October 30, 2017

Design Challenge: For this competition, contestants are tasked with the creation of the transformation of an existing building of the 20th century into social housing in the city center of Barcelona.
Submission Requirements: Visit student.archmedium.com/competition/bsh for more details.

Infiniti Green Factor Design Contest 

Green Factor Design Contest
Posted 08.24.17

Sponsor: Infiniti
Fee: Free
Deadline: October 30, 2017

Design Challenge: The contest addresses to designers under the age of 35 to design a pair of sustainable and 100% recyclable items made of wood. 
Submission Requirements: Visit infinitidesign.it/en/contest for more details.

ACA 5th International Design Competition

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Posted 08.23.17

Sponsor: Aditya College of Architecture
Fee: Free
Deadline: October 1, 2017

Design Challenge: The proposed design intervention could be ranging from built form and landscape to urban renewal and systems. As long as the chosen intervention fits the scope of the brief, the participants are encouraged to think on multiple scales.
Submission Requirements: Visit adityacampus.org/idc for more details.

Race to Zero Student Design Competition

Race to Zero Competition
Posted 08.09.17

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy
Fee: $100
Deadline: November 7, 2017

Design Challenge: The Race to Zero challenges teams of 3 or more students led by a faculty advisor to design a single family house, townhome, apartment building, or elementary school so energy efficient all or most annual energy consumption can be offset with renewable energy.
Submission Requirements: Visit energy.gov/eere/buildings/us-department-energy-race-zero-student-design-competition and see the flyer for more details.

ARKxSite Site Theatre Competition

Site Theater
Posted 08.09.17

Sponsor: ARKxSITE
Fee:  60€ + VAT *(early),  75€ + VAT * (regular),  90€ + VAT * (late) [*A tax of 23% (VAT rate in Portugal) will be applied to the fees]
Deadline: October 26, 2017

Design Challenge: The Site Theatre aims to create a new cultural destination and provide a place for open-air performances to enhance the experience within the landscape.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.arkxsite.com for more details.

Architect's Newspaper Best of Design Awards 2017  

Architect's Newspaper
Posted 07.26.17

Sponsor: Architect's Newspaper
Fee: $125
Deadline: September 30, 2017

Design Challenge: Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 42 categories that reflect A|N’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests and obsessions of our readers.
Submission Requirements: Visit archpaper.com/event/call-entries-best-design-awards-2017 and see the flyer for more details.

2017-18 AIA COTE Top 10 for Students  

AIA COTE Top 10
Posted 07.20.17

Sponsor: AIA
Fee: Free
Deadline: December 6, 2017

Design Challenge: The program challenges students to submit projects that use a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology to provide architectural solutions that protect and enhance the environment.
Submission Requirements: Visit asca-arch.org/competitions for more details.

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