The College may assist students in paying for registration fees for approved events. Visit with your advisor about this great opportunity.
U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon® is a collegiate competition, initiated in 2002, that has grown to showcase much more than solar technologies. Today, the 10 contests that are the foundation of Solar Decathlon inspire student teams to design and build highly efficient buildings powered by renewables, while optimizing for key considerations including affordability, resilience, and occupant health. The winners are those teams that best blend architectural and engineering excellence with innovation in how their building interacts with the world around it.
Senegal Design Competition
Archstorming’s new competition takes us to Senegal (Africa), a country with regions where only 50% of school-age children have access to education and where classrooms are often crammed with up to 80 students per class due to the limited number of structures.
Submission Deadline - Nov 25
The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Conference
The Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) invites practitioners, researchers, and educators to join us at our 52nd annual conference to collaboratively rethink how environmental research and practice may serve as a foundation for change and justice
EDRA 52 Just Environments: Transdisciplinary Border Crossing encourages intentional questioning of disciplinary borders, inclusiveness, and sensitive approaches to framing and solving pressing contemporary problems through research and practice.
The conference will focus on how research, design, and relationships between people and environments contribute to the creation of justice. The conference will provide a platform to explore issues of justice in the environment in relation to social, cultural, and economic sustainability; race and culture; education, workplace and recreation; youth and aging; health and wellness; equality in planning, policy making, and the design of public spaces; physical border conditions, urban fragmentation and divides; practices of inclusion and community engagement; intersections of justice and ecological sustainability; accessibility and mobility; environmental and community shared resources; pressing global displacement and migration issues; philosophical and ethical concerns; and the necessity of just social, built, and natural environments for a just future.
EDRA 52 will be a HYBRID conference, allowing participants to attend events in person and/or virtually. We greatly appreciate your continuous support and interest in EDRA and we hope to see you in Detroit + online!
The HOME Competition 2020
The Home remains the most significant architectural place we experience throughout our lives. Home represents safety, ownership, privacy, and stability. New trends in digitalization and globalization continue to reshape realms of everyday life and alter our physical environments, including our homes. It is important to examine how we adapt our living spaces to these shifts.
The HOME competition invites all designers to explore ideas of domestic architecture for the future. What do you believe will be the future of home?
OASE Call for Papers
OASE is looking for texts (2000 words) that consist of two movements:
1) The description of how a building or urban project was perceived, described, praised or criticized. Which protest movements are organized and which pamphlets, counter-projects and texts were used to praise or to discredit an architectural or urban development project?
2) The correction of this perception – positive or negative – by a new close reading of the project and its hidden merits or failures.
Texts must be submitted (in Dutch or in English) via firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 February 2020, along with your name and email address, an abstract of the text (100 words), your
professional affiliation and a short bio (no more than 150 words).
MOA ARCHITECTURE: SCHOLARSHIP AWARD + SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
MOA Architecture (MOA) is offering an annual merit based private scholarship award + paid summer internship (plus paid travel and living expense reimbursement) to students in accredited architectural programs. Total value to the students is typically in excess of $13,000.
LafargeHolcim Awards for Sustainable Construction
We would like to inform you that the 6th International LafargeHolcim Awards is open for entries until February 25, 2020. The Awards seek real projects as well as bold ideas that combine sustainable construction solutions with architecture excellence. The competition offers a total of USD 2 million in prize money.
Mozambique Preschool Design Competition
Archstorming is calling for proposals to design a preschool in the Xai-Xai District (Gaza Province, Mozambique). Xai-Xai District is a district of Gaza Province in south-western Mozambique. The administrative center of the district is Chongoene. The district is located in the south of the province, and borders with Chibuto District in the north, Manjacaze District in the east, Bilene
Macia District in the southeast, and with Chókwè District in the west. In the south, it is bounded by the Indian Ocean. The area of the district is 1,908 square kilometres (737 sq mi).
The school will be located in a plot between the cities of Xai-Xai and Chongoene, approximately 1 km away of the road that connects them.
Design Residency 2019
Life on the Edge: Beyond Urban Redevelopment: The Transformation of a Living Community through Understanding and Design
The 2019 RDG Design Residency will explore the multiple forces which combine to impact the stability of urban and civil structures and focus on the eastern “edge” of the Douglas Avenue Corridor in Des Moines, Iowa. Through a critical study of this unique urban environment, the Residency will lead to a more sensitive awareness of the people that live, work, play, and travel through this changing place in our community. Graduate and Post-Doctoral students will be immersed in complex issues facing this community to re-imagine and reinvigorate this urban neighborhood in connection with Greater Des Moines. The work, including conceptual architectural design of multi-family housing, as well as the surrounding landscape, will serve as a representative model for other communities, both large and small, across the country.
Like so many of our urban corridors that developed in the early automobile era, the Douglas Avenue Corridor experienced decline as it has aged. The 2019 RDG Design Residency will look closely at the myriad factors that affect this community to develop opportunities for its sustainable future.
Leicester B. Holland Prize
The Leicester B. Holland Prize is an annual competition that recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared by an individual(s) to the standards of the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS), Historic American Engineering Record (HAER), or the Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS). The prize is supported by the Paul Rudolph Trust, the American Institute of Architects, and the Center for Architecture, Design, and Engineering at the Library of Congress, and is administered by the Heritage Documentation Programs of the National Park Service (HABS/HAER/HALS). The prize honors Leicester B. Holland (1882-1952), FAIA, chairman of the AIA's Committee on Historic Buildings, head of the Fine Arts Division of the Library of Congress, first curator of the HABS collection, co-founder of the HABS program in the 1930s, and the first chair of the HABS Advisory Board.
Call for Proposals: The 2020 Deborah J. Norden Fund
The Deborah J. Norden Fund, a program of The Architectural League of New York, was established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden. The competition awards up to $5,000 annually in travel grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies.
Kaira Looro Competition
Emergencies strike suddenly and without warning. They level cities to the ground and tear down buildings as though they were made of sand. In almost no time at all everything is destroyed and all that remains is the realisation that you have to get up and start all over again from scratch. In recent years the occurrence of deluges and flooding have increased dramatically. Analogously, conflicts and financial crises persist and lead to the development of serious humanitarian emergencies which put the lives of millions of people at risk. Resolving an emergency of any kind means re-establishing peace and security. The crisis must be dealt with in a timely and coordinated manner that includes reception, sensibility, and awareness. What we are looking for, therefore, is the design of a structure that will house an EOC (Emergency Operations Center) and that can help to facilitate the humanitarian operations of international organizations, allowing them to act with the utmost efficiency.
SARA NATIONAL AWARDS
The Society of American Registered Architects celebrates design excellence in architecture and design through The SARAs, an annual National Design Awards Program which attracts entries from across the country and around the world from individuals, firms, and students of architecture and allied disciplines. Awards are granted for a wide range of categories and project types, and all entrants are encouraged to attend the awards ceremony in Seattle on October 23, 2020.
HERE & NOW: A House for the 21st Century, International Student Design Competition
The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) knowledge community is pleased to announce the HERE & NOW: A House for the 21st Century, International Student Design Competition for the 2019-2020 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by AIA CRAN®, this program is intended to provide architecture students, working individually or in teams, with a platform to explore residential architecture and residential architectural practice.
SWA Summer Student Program
The SWA Summer Student Program is an excellent opportunity for university students to learn, grow, and have real-life design experiences.
Fluvial Urbanism is a studio that focuses on envisioning a new urban future for Orange County, CA through engaging the Santa Ana River. Work with SWA urban designers, allied consultants and city agencies in dreaming what is possible
Internships, part-time work, study abroad, and company summer programs are great ways to refine your professional direction. SWA’s summer internship program offers an important and enjoyable opportunity for early professional development experience.
2020 EDR Research Fellowship | Wood: Past and Future
The EDR Research Fellowship program allows talented individuals—typically recent graduates of design professional educational programs—to explore fundamental questions around the development of better buildings and cities while embedded in a firm committed to excellence in design and performance. Each year, EDR Research Fellows are challenged to focus on a particular area of inquiry, unconstrained by day-to-day project deliverables, but with the opportunity to interact with and affect the course of ongoing work. They are also required to share what they have learned with the firm and with the profession nationally through publications and conference presentations. Previous years have focused on topics of building performance, resilience, community engagement, and paths to carbon neutrality in building construction & operation.