Tag Archives: Student Design Competition

Submission: June 16, 2019
Registration: June 16, 2019
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: 1st Prize $3,000 CAD, 2nd & 3rd Prize $1,000 CAD
Type: Open


In the context of social unrest, violent protests, easy access to guns, the decanting of mental health services and the legalization of marijuana, society’s standard institutions and approaches are being challenged and questioned. Police often find themselves on the front lines of these issues, and are asked to serve and protect in a complex and changing environment. New skill sets, changing laws and evolving expectations need a commensurate evolution in building typology to support them, symbolize those changes, and positively enhance the connection between policing and the community.

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policestation competition

Submission: November 01, 2018
Registration: November 01, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

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student design competition

Submission: June 16, 2018
Registration:  May 30, 2018
Language: English
Location: Qinhuangdao, China
Prizes: 1st$ 15,000, 2nd$4,500, 3rd$1,500
Type: International Student Design Competition


“Q City Plan· Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition” are now calling for entries from all university and college students who major in the fields such as urban planning, architecture design, landscape design, artistic design worldwide, aiming to provide them a platform to show their talent based on the real built environment of Qinhuangdao as the foundation for their creation and inspiration.

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Qinhuangdao International Student Design Competition

Submission: November 30, 2017
Registration: November 15, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: $30,000 in prizes — see award category & prize details below
Type: Open


The inaugural 2017 Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design.

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International Masonry Institute Competition

Submission: February 1, 2018
Registration: February 1, 2018
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: $15,000 grand prize
Type: Open


The Metals in Construction magazine 2018 Design Challenge is a competition to generate ideas for a facade system that can play a major role in enhancing employee health and well-being. This ideas competition is based on the philosophy that the 21st century facade needs to be adaptive and responsive to human needs, especially in the workplace. With researchers probing beyond workplace aesthetics to examine holistic factors, we are learning that air and water quality, thermal control, and especially visual access to outdoor environments can directly improve employee well-being.

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meta lin construction

Submission: November 22, 2017
Registration: November 22, 2017
Language: English
Location: San Francisco, CA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Student Design Competition


Continuing a legacy of outstanding public architecture, the General Services Administration (GSA) Design Excellence Program seeks to commission our nation’s most talented designers and artists to design federal buildings of outstanding quality and value. These projects are to demonstrate the value of true integrated design that balances aesthetics, cost, constructability, and reliability; create environmentally responsible and superior workplaces for civilian federal employees; and give contemporary form and meaning to our democratic values.

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san francisco architecture competition

Submission: October 15, 2017
Registration: October 15, 2017
Language: England
Location: Agra, India
Prizes: 1st Prize – $500, 2nd Prize – $200, 3rd Prize – $100
Type: Open Competition


The aim of the competition is to rejuvenate the land on the other side of the Taj Mahal, across the river; on the site of the Mehtab Bagh. The Mehtab Bagh must not remain a separate tourist destination to visit, just to get another view of the Mughal marvel, Taj Mahal; but act as an extension of its beautiful architecture, into a harmonious continuation on the other side of the river. Continue reading

taj mahal architecture competition

Submission: November 12, 2017
Registration: November 05, 2017
Language: English, Japanese
Location: Yahata area, Japan
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Architecture Students Competition


The NPO Asian Institute of Low Carbon Design (AILCD) is pleased to invite students from all over the world to take part in the 7th AILCD International Student Design Competition. The theme of this year is “Low Carbon City Yahata”. Continue reading

low carbon city

Submission: April 04, 2017
Registration: November 01, 2016
Language: English
Location: Golden, CO, USA
Prizes: N/A
Type: Student Competition


The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Race to Zero Student Design Competition (Race to Zero) inspires collegiate students to become the next generation of building professionals prepared to meet the growing imperative for environmentally responsive buildings. Specifically, this competition will help provide future architects, engineers, construction managers, and entrepreneurs with the skills and experience to fully integrate building science in ultra-efficient buildings. After all, building science is vital to whether buildings will work or fail. That’s why, as part of DOE’s Building America and Zero Energy Ready Home programs, the Race to Zero is also designed to advance and enhance building science curricula at collegiate institutions. Continue reading

Submission: April 30, 2016
Registration: April 30, 2016
Language: English
Location: Philadelphia, USA
Prizes: 1st Prize: $1,500, 2nd Prize: $1,000, 3rd Prize: $500
Type: Architecture Students


Your challenge? Position Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually by using ARCHICAD to design a temporary, mobile visitor center from shipping containers. You can use as many containers as you want. Make them portable, self-contained and interactive. Give the containers a way to respond to the various sites in which it could be situated. Continue reading