Terminal Building in the Year 2075 – STUDENT GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Submission: October 1, 2017
Registration: October 1, 2017
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


This 6th Edition Invites Students to Re-Envision the Terminal Building in the Year 2075. Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.

This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress’ Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards.

Curt Fentress, who founded this program to promote the advancement of innovative design in public architecture, said, “The Fentress Global Challenge is an incredible way for our firm to engage with students from, literally, all over the globe. It’s been thrilling to see and evaluate the ideas of the next generation of designers.”


The competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students who are currently pursuing architecture or engineering degrees at an accredited university program, as well as recent graduates (within the last four years) with a degree in architecture or engineering.

Students must provide proof of active enrollment status. Registrants are required to provide a scanned copy of their student ID and current course schedule. Recent graduates must provide a scanned copy of their diploma.



The top prize includes US$5,000 cash, a four-week paid internship at Fentress Architects, airfare, lodging and certificate, a value of $15,000. Interns from outside the U.S. are responsible for obtaining necessary visa and paperwork. Fentress Architects will provide a supporting letter for visa purposes. Internship details will be arranged separately with the winner. If entering as a group, the prize will be distributed equally.

2ND PLACE – US$3,000

3RD PLACE – US$2,000



• Competition Announcement                          May 30, 2017
• Design Submission Deadline                          October 1, 2017
• Shortlist Announcement                                   October 31, 2017
• Winners Announcement                                   November 30, 2017
• Internship at Fentress Architects                Summer 2018

Details of the competition, including admission requirements, eligibility, design information and evaluation criteria are available on line www.fentressglobalchallenge.com