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Winners of the 2015 SEED Award for Excellence in Public Interest Design

Posted: Monday, January 19, 2015
The 2015 Seed Awards recently celebrated another year of some of the most impactful public interest design projects that address today's critical social, economic, and environmental issues. After rigorous deliberation, the jury selected the following six projects as this year's winners: Lakota Nation Building at…

All 126 finalists of the inaugural Knight Cities Challenge

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015
The inaugural Knight Cities Challenge recently announced the 126 finalists that were selected out of more than 7,000 submitted proposals. The competition is seeking the best ideas that will transform the 26 Knight-invested communities into thriving places for living and working, driven by the belief that bolstering talent,…

FINAL REMINDER: Register for the Rome Community Ring competition!

Posted: Monday, December 22, 2014
If you haven't done so already, don't forget to register for the latest from Young Architects Competitions: the Rome Community Ring. The last chance to register is January 19, and the submission deadline is January 26, 2015! The open competition invites all students and practitioners to…

EFFEKT to design a new Streetmekka skate facility in Denmark

Posted: Wednesday, December 03, 2014
The Esbjerg "Game Streetmekka" facility by Danish architects EFFEKT celebrates street sports and culture as part of the contemporary urban fabric. Designed in collaboration with MASU Planning, Luke Jouppi, Rambøll Engineering, and local contractor VestByg, EFFEKT's proposal recently won 1st prize in a competition to repurpose a…

Winners of the Australian Institute of Architects’ 2014 National Architecture Awards

Posted: Friday, November 07, 2014
Some great-looking projects in Australia were announced as the winners of the 2014 National Architecture Awards on November 6 at the Darwin Convention Centre. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, this year's results were geared toward community-based projects. Forty-three awards and commendations were given to…

Kjellander + Sjöberg to design Skärvet neighborhood block in Växjö, Sweden

Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Stockholm-based architecture firm Kjellander + Sjöberg was recently chosen to design the initial stage of a new urban mixed-use development on the Skärvet block in Växjö, Sweden. The competition, which was held by the Municipality of Växjö, marked the starting point of Bäckaslöv, a long-term vision for…

Register early for the Rome Community Ring open competition

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2014
You can register now for the Rome Community Ring, the latest from Young Architects Competitions. The open competition will focus on how to convert the former military architecture of Forte Portuense in Rome into a cultural leisure public space that has potential for future urban redevelopment. All…

U.S. Department of Agriculture launches Tall Wood Building Prize Competition

Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture officially launched their U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. As the first step of a new USDA and forest industry initiative, the competition is accepting entries that showcase an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures. The winner(s) will receive…

“DEFACED” responds to the controversial demolition of 5 POINTZ

Posted: Monday, September 29, 2014
Upon the recent controversial demolition of the "5 Pointz" graffiti mecca in Long Island City, NY, a group of young designers consisting of Arianna Armelli, Ishaan Kumar, David Sepulveda and Wagdy Moussa came up with the idea of DEFACED. DEFACED is an organization that works to preserve…

Finalists for the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014
Competition continues to grow fiercer in the 2014 Buckminster Fuller Challenge as architects, designers, activists, planners, entrepreneurs, and scientists worldwide collaborate to find innovative solutions for humanity's most pressing issues. Out of 20 semi-finalists, seven proposals are still in the running for the $100,000 grand prize, which…

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