domesticity design competition

domestiCITY – Design Competition

Submission: December 20, 2017
Registration: November 14, 2017
Language: English
Location: Atlanta, USA
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open / two-phase


domestiCITY is a two-phase design competition that will explore best practices and innovative strategies for the planning, design, construction, and operation of affordable and sustainable developments in increasingly urbanized areas.

The competition seeks innovative proposals on how to balance the financial and spatial challenges of development in heavily populated areas with the social and economic needs of existing and future communities. Project teams are asked to submit a proposed site plan and an associated building parti along with ideas for economic feasibility, architectural innovation, architectural programming, and project replicability.

Contestants should consider how their proposals empower and respond to the needs of the communities served, and how their design solutions allow longevity in the maintenance of new and existing facilities.


  1. Intent to submit: November 14th
  2. Q&A Deadline: November 22nd
  3. Submission Deadline: December 20th
  4. Winner Announcement: January 17th
  5. Phase II submission by winning entrant: February 28th

The competition will consist of two phases. In Phase I, an independent judging panel will anonymously select five winning finalist entries, as well as select an additional submission that demonstrates superb architectural development to receive the “Architectural Innovation” award. Each of the finalists will be awarded $20,000.

The second phase of the competition will provide an opportunity for the top-ranked winning team to expand their Phase I design proposal. The top-ranked winning team will receive an additional cash stipend of $30,000 to further develop the project.

The Department of City Planning is partnering with Enterprise Community Partners and Assist Inc. Community Design Center to administer the competition.

Go to the competition’s website