Design Competitions 2018-19

ARCHMedium: BAM!

bam

Posted 04.05.19

Sponsor: ARCHMedium
Fee: €60.50 (Special), €90.75 (Early). €121.00 (Regular)
Registration Deadline: April 14, 2019 (Special), May 12, 2019 (Early), June 9, 2019 (Regular)
Submission Deadline: June 20, 2019

Design Challenge: In ARCHmedium we think that given the immense value of the architectural and urban heritage of Berlin, a museum dedicated to these disciplines will have a special value. Its main mission will be to spread the architectural culture, transmit, generate knowledge and support the architectural quality of the city. The competition is for the proposal of a polyhedral space that awakens the critical spirit so that citizens become active characters in the architectural and urban debate of the future.

Submission Requirements: Visit www.student.archmedium.com/competition/bam for more information on registration and project details.

Hyde Park Music Pavilion

Posted 03.26.19

Sponsor: arquideas
Fee: Click here.
Registration Deadline: April 12, 2019 (early); May 31, 2019 (regular)
Submission Deadline: June 14, 2019 

Design Challenge: The present competition for students of architecture and young architects Hyde Park Music Pavilion (HPMP) London consists in proposing a cultural space associated to music, that provides information about past and future concerts in Hyde Park. A cultural space where nature and the world of music will play a key role.

Submission Requirements: Visit arquideas.net/competition/hyde-park-music-pavilion for more information on registration and project details.

Sustainable Versatility Design Awards No. 8

Sustainable Versatility Design Awards

Posted 03.26.19

Sponsor: Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association
Fee: FREE
Registration Opens: March 1, 2019
Submission Deadline: August 18, 2019 

Design Challenge: For this year’s award, you are tasked with designing a wood-based structure that solves a social problem in your community. Homelessness, transportation gaps, community spaces, housing shortages, food access…it’s up to you. Look around your community for those in need. Think about partnering with a local non-profit to better serve them with your design.

Submission Requirements: Visit sustainableversatility.org/current-award for more information on registration and project details.

2018-2019 Built2Last Resilience Design Challenge

Build2Last poster

Posted 11.13.18

Sponsor: The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), Portland Cement Association (PCA) 
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019

Design Challenge:
This concrete competition offers students the opportunity to design an environmentally responsible RECREATION CENTER that integrates a secondary purpose of post-disaster neighborhood support for community continuity through the inherent attributes of concrete applications.

Submission Requirements: Visit http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-concrete-competition for more information on registration and more project details.

HUD - Innovation in Affordable Housing

HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing

Posted 11.06.18

Sponsor: Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: December 10, 2018
Submission Deadline: February 4, 2019 (Phase I) and April 15, 2019 (Phase II)

Design Challenge:
Teams of three to five graduate students are tasked with redesigning a site with emphasis on innovation in all aspects of development. The competition will focus on safe, affordable housing for a specified constituency. 

Submission Requirements: Visit https://www.huduser.gov/portal/challenge/about.html for more information on registration and more project details.

ROBERT BRUCE THOMPSON LIGHT FIXTURE DESIGN COMPETITION

RBT 2018 winner submission

Posted 11.02.18

Sponsor: The Robert Bruce Thompson Trust
Fee: Free
Submission Deadline: May 29, 2019

Design Challenge:
Design a signature light fixture for a new urban transit center. A new urban transit center will be constructed in the heart of a major north eastern city. The Center will bring together all modes of public ground transportation in one facility: bus, trolley, light rail and train. The Developer in conjunction with the City has commissioned you to design a light fixture to illuminate the central hall. The light fixture(s) will be a signature piece, but it will also be functional. 

Submission Requirements: Visit http://www.rbtcompetition.org/Rules-SubmissionInstructions.html for more information.

19th Annual Steel Design Student Competition

Posted 10.26.18

Sponsor: American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019

Design Challenge:

Category I INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION CENTER - Challenges architecture students to design an intermodal transportation center that proposes a cohesive transit system that includes components such as international, regional, and local train stations, bus terminals, ports, airports and spaceports in a major urban location.

Category II OPENOffers architecture students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material. This competition category permits the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.

Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.

Submission Requirements: Visit http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-steel-competition/registration for more information on registration and more project details.

TIMBER IN THE CITY - Urban Habitat Competition

Timber in the City poster

Posted 10.26.18

Sponsor: The Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC), The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), The School of Constructed Environments at Parsons School for Design
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019

Design Challenge:
The competition challenges participants to re-imagine a vacant waterfront site in Queens, New York, as a vibrant and vanguard model of healthy, biophilic living for the future of the city. The competition challenges participants to interpret, invent, and deploy numerous methods of building systems, with a focus on innovations in wood design on a real site.

Submission Requirements: Visit http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-timber-in-the-city/registration for more information on registration and more project details.

HERE + NOW - A House for the 21st Century

Here + Now poster

Posted 10.26.18

Sponsor: The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) 
Fee: Free
Registration Deadline: April 3, 2019
Submission Deadline: May 22, 2019

Design Challenge:
This competition challenges students to envision a house for HERE+NOW: informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st century technology and ideas of domesticity. The design of the house should reflect an innovative, creative, environmentally responsible, and culturally sensitive approach to issues of domesticity. The proposal should take a strong conceptual position about housing and designing within a specific context. 

Submission Requirements: Visit http://www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-housing-competition/program for more information on registration and more project details.

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