Super Temporary Design/Make Competition

Super Temporary Design/Make Competition

Submission: February 16, 2020
Registration: February 16, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Design and install a temporary glowing gateway installation for the annual FoolMoon celebration in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This installation is meant to be a beacon for the event at the entry point to the festivities. In the spirit of the FoolMoon night, the installation must be illuminated in some way. Consider design and fabrication based on a temporary installation schedule and event. A super temporary installation should be quick to assemble and create an exciting environment for everyone.

About FoolMoon

FoolMoon is the nighttime kick-off event to the FOOL-ish weekend. In the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market in Kerrytown, everyone and anyone is invited to gather in the streets to shake off those cold gray winters. The skyline will be filled with luminaries, interactive installations, laser shows, a beer tent, DJ’s raised into the air, and live dance performances. A parade of home made luminaries will move through Downtown Ann Arbor and finish at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market. This year’s theme will be a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.


One winning design team or individual will have a budget of $1,000.00 USD to design, fabricate, and install the installation on the day of the event.


Registration Open: January 13, 2020

Submissions Due: February 16, 2020 11:59 PM EST

Winner Announced: March 02, 2020

Install Date: April 3, 2020 7am-5pm

FoolMoon Party: April 3, 2020 7pm-10pm

Teardown: April 3, 2020 10pm-2am


Jeri Rosenberg – WonderFool Productions

FoolMoon – FestiFools – YpsiGlow

Sharon Haar –Professor of Architecture at Taubman College

AIA Huron Valley Taubman College Director

Eric Höweler – Principal – Höweler + Yoon Architecture

Associate Professor in Architecture – Harvard Graduate School of Design

Submission Fees

Competition entry fees (which will be applied to the costs of building the winning entry) are as follows:

Professional AIA Huron Valley Member – $25

Professional Non Chapter Member – $50

Student – $10*

After you have registered, you will receive a link to download a submission packet with the Super Temporary 2020 Design Guide, reference images of the project site, and CAD file of the site.

*Students must email supertemporary@aiahv.org prior to registering from your .edu email address. An access code will be emailed to you within 48 hours to unlock the student rate and complete registration.

Email supertemporary@aiahv.org if you have any questions or problems with registration. Allow 48 hours for reply.

Go to the competition’s website