Design Competitions 2018-19

Kinder Rehabilitation in Bolivia - ARCHsharing

Posted 12.11.18

Sponsor: ARCHsharing, TECHO Bolivia
Fee: 60 € (Early), 80 € (Standard), 100 € (Late)
Registration Deadline: January 27, 2018 (Early), March 3, 2019 (Standard), March 28, 2019 (Late)
Submission Deadline: March 30, 2019 

Design Challenge:
ARCHsharing, in partnership with the humanitarian association TECHO Bolivia, proposes the construction of a kindergarten in a district on the periphery of the city of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Located in the district of La Arboleda de Fatima, the project will have to meet many social, constructive and economic challenges while offering the children of the district a playful and quality place. Today, the demand in this neighborhood represents more than 500 children between the ages of 2 and 5 who do not have access to a kindergarten.

Submission Requirements: Visit www.arch-sharing.com/home-en for more information on registration and project details.

Calamity Atelier - Young Architects Competition

Calamity Atelier poster

Posted 11.28.18

Sponsor: Young Architects
Fee: 50 € (Early), 100 € (Standard), 150 € (Late)
Registration Deadline: February 20, 2019
Submission Deadline: December 12, 2018 (Early), January 20, 2019 (Standard), February 17, 2019 (Late)

Design Challenge:
Arte Sella is situated in between two stone peaks. For more than 30 years, it has been attracting to the mountains of the homonymous valley the most astonishing contemporary artists and architects. Here, creative geniuses have left their mark generating the most important art-nature route in the world. During the night of the 29th October 2018 an unprecedented storm hit Arte Sella. Today Arte Sella is wounded and severely damaged. For this reason, YAC is pleased to present Calamity Atelier. This competition aims at regenerating the largest art park of the contemporary scenario. It will do so by creating a system of ateliers and architectural works in order to make artists and visitors go back to those mountains.   

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

2019 Gabriel Prize Competition

Posted 11.27.18

Sponsor: Western European Architecture Foundation 
Fee: Free
Submission Deadline: January 14, 2019

Design Challenge:
The prize, offered by the Western European Architecture Foundation, is named in honor of French architect Jacques Gabriel (1698-1782). It is conferred annually to a jury-selected applicant in accordance with requirements intended to provoke personal, critical responses to architectural compositions in France built between 1630 and 1930. Such interpretative studies are to be graphically recorded in freehand sketches and presented in perspective drawings reflecting the skill of the winner. Such work is to be executed in France with the advice and under the supervision of the European Representative of the Foundation.

Submission Requirements: Visit www.gabrielprize.org/apply-online-for-the-gabriel-prize 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.

WASTE, MULTI-PURPOSE STADIUM - International Open Ideas Competition

Posted 11.06.18

Sponsor: Arch Out Loud
Fee: $95
Registration Deadline: December 16, 2018
Submission Deadline: December 17, 2018

Design Challenge:
"How can we rethink a typically wasteful building type that is sited on a former waste landfill?" The competition encourages designers to consider how the stadium might act as a porous entity, serving as both a world-class sporting facility and local commodity.

Submission Requirements: Visit https://www.archoutloud.com/waste.html 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.

Fairy Tales 2019

Posted 09.21.18

Sponsor: BLANK SPACE
Fee: $45-$75
Registration Deadline: January 4, 2019
Submission Deadline: January 4, 2019

Design Challenge:
Fairy Tales is open to all, and invites architects, designers, writers, artists, engineers, illustrators, students and creatives to submit their own unique architectural fairy tales. A successful entry crafts a text narrative, along with 5 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 information on registration and more project details.

AIA COTE Top Ten for Students - INNOVATION 2030

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Posted 08.24.18

Sponsor: The American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment (AIA COTE)
Fee: Free
Deadline: Registration closes December 5, 2018
Submission: January 16, 2019

Design Challenge: AIA COTE, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), is pleased to announce the fifth annual AIA COTE Top Ten for Student Competition: INNOVATION 2030. The program challenges students, working individually or in teams, 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. The competition will recognize ten exceptional studio projects that seamlessly integrate adaptive, resilient, and strategies for moving towards carbon-neutral operation within their broader design concepts.
Submission Requirements: Visit www.acsa-arch.org/programs-events/competitions/2018-2019-cote-top-ten-for-students for more information.

Monument Avenue: General Demotion/General Devotion

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Posted 08.21.18

Sponsor: Storefront for Community Design and mObstudiO at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts
Fee: $75
Deadline: Registration closes September 15, 2018,
Submission: Entries due December 1, 2018

Design Challenge: Teams of planners, architects, landscape architects, designers, artists or individuals are invited to participate in an international design ideas competition to conceptually re-imagine Monument Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. The competition asks participants to reconsider Monument Avenue: its role as an historic urban boulevard, its viability as a 5.4 mile interurban connector, its presence in Richmond given the city’s emergence as a diverse and progressive city, its significance in the history of the United States and in the current debate about Confederate statues in public spaces.
Submission Requirements: Visit monumentavenuegdgd.com/national for more information.

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