Flux Emerging Architects Design Competition

Submission: January 31, 2016
Registration: December 31, 2015
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: over $15,000 total in prizes
Type: Architecture students


How will the architecture, engineering, construction industry (AEC) meet the world’s demand for affordable and sustainable buildings in an urbanizing world?

For the first time ever, Flux is calling on the next generation of building designers to enter our student architecture competition, running from November 2015 to January 2016. We believe that technology is the answer, and we are optimistic about its ability to improve the quality of buildings, strengthen communities, and minimize impacts on the environment. Based out of San Francisco, Flux develops cloud-based collaboration tools that exchange data between your existing design environments, allowing for automated and parametric workflows that extend across platforms. By spreading design knowledge and improving the accessibility of design tools, we can help the AEC industry design buildings smarter, faster, and more sustainably.

In this competition, we want to see how you will use Flux in your current school projects to exchange data between Grasshopper, Dynamo, and Excel via the web. Each registered team will submit a short (~2 minute) video explaining your innovative approach to using our tools, along with relevant design files. Submissions will be judged based on creativity, simplicity, and transferability; prizes will be awarded for a variety of submission categories as detailed in the brief.


All currently enrolled students studying subjects related to the built environment are encouraged to participate in this competition. Undergraduate and graduate students worldwide are eligible to apply. Award of all prizes are subject to US and domestic laws and restrictions.

November 2: Registration opens
November 15: Early bird registration closes. Register before the 15th to be entered into a raffle for 1 of 4 $50 Amazon gift cards
December 1: Detailed competition brief released (registration remains open)
December 31: Registration closes
January 31: Competition submissions due
February 29: Winners announced

Most innovative project using Flux: 5,000 USD
Best multi-user collaboration using Flux: 5,000 USD
Most unusual project using Flux: 2,500 USD
Best building performance using Flux: 1,000 USD
Best digital fabrication using Flux: 1,000 USD
Best use of data harvesting with Flux: 1,000 USD
Plus 10 Honorable Mentions: value TBD

Go to the competition’s website

Date: November 12, 2015