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Fairy Tales: The World's First Architecture Storytelling Competition
Once upon a time, Architecture was at the forefront of social innovation, addressing issues that the entire society felt were worth finding creative solutions for. A curse was then cast on Architecture: the Evil Witch of Banality tricked the architects into believing that their ideas were worthless, that society didn’t care about them, and that the only way to advance their projects was to produce vacuous glitzy renderings. Only those would lure developers into financing projects, and publications into publishing them. You are the hero that is being given the chance to battle the Evil Witch of Banality. Your magic power is Creativity. Your ace in the hole is Good Communication. Will you accept the call to this epic battle? More information...
NSF: Discovery Research K-12 (DRK-12)
The Discovery Research K-12 program (DRK-12) seeks to significantly enhance the learning and teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by preK-12 students and teachers, through research and development of innovative resources, models and tools (RMTs). Projects in the DRK-12 program build on fundamental research in STEM education and prior research and development efforts that provide theoretical and empirical justification for proposed projects. More information...
Houses for Change: Architecture for Social Responsibility
IE University announces its first competition initiative “HOUSES FOR CHANGE”, hosted by IE School of Architecture and Design. The purpose of the competition is to consider housing as an urgent and basic component of improving urban environments for the poor and at risk and to propose viable housing alternatives for those often neglected or left out. Architecture students and recent graduates of architecture, along with peers from other fields forming multidisciplinary teams, have a unique role to play in suggesting solutions and approaches in response to the housing crisis facing many cities today. More information...
The University of Oregon Department of the History of Art and Architecture: 10th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium Call for Papers
This cross-cultural, interdisciplinary symposium will explore the theme of “the copy,” interpreted in the broadest sense to include any form of replication, reproduction, or forgery across all time periods, media and geographic regions. While both the art market and the art historical discipline have tended to prioritize the value of the original art object over its copy, an increasingly globalized society saturated with easily available reproductions in a variety of media requires us to reconsider the complex relationship between the copy and its original. Applicants may consider but are not limited to the cultural, theoretical, historical and commercial aspects of this topic. More information...
The Northeastern Lumber Manufacturers Association's (NELMA) Sustainable Versatility Design Awards
Eastern White Pine is traditionally associated with an authentic, rustic design aesthetic. More and more these days, architects and designers are incorporating this species into modern settings, blending Eastern White Pine’s unique character with modern building materials like glass and steel. Today Eastern White Pine is transcending its reputation for residential construction.
Your challenge for the 2014 Sustainable Versatility Design Awards is to incorporate the use of Eastern White Pine into a light commercial construction project set in an urban environment.
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The Ergonomics Design Award 2014
The Award is organised by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors with the support of CCD Design and Ergonomics. CCD design and Ergonomics Chairman and lead judge John Wood says, "The Institute's Award aims to encourage the use of ergonomics in all areas of design by recognising and rewarding designs which demonstrate excellent ergonomics. Ergonomic thinking is making a substantial difference to the modern world with products and services which are better matched to peoples’ needs. Putting people at the heart of design will make it a better, safer and even more enjoyable world for us all. Companies that understand and apply this are finding greater commercial success and higher profits." More information...
WAN Awards Call for Entries: Wood in Architecture Award 2013
Wood is without doubt one of the most versatile, durable and distinctive of all building materials. And with naturally regenerating and energy-saving properties, it is re-emerging as a primary element within contemporary architecture by responding to the demands of sustainable development. A new category to our ever expanding programme, the WAN Wood in Architecture Award recognizes projects that harness these characteristics and create new directions in the construction and craftsmanship of timber buildings. More information...
MED-Ed Facilities Opens Call for Speakers
Healthcare and educational construction projects continually evolve. This event will bring together the entire New England building industry to discuss all issues facing the built environment, including developing, construction, leasing, and managing facilities. Please contact Dawn McElaney 800-996-3863 x204 should you have any questions. More information...
The Journal Nova Organa Call for Submissions
The journal Nova Organa activates theoretical and real work that does not consider the process of criticism separate from the process of its own production. We accept written and visual work that utilizes new and forgotten methods of fiction, critique, and philosophy in the creation of art/architecture theory and thinking. The next issue will use "Architecture" as an epigraph/theme. More information...
Living Cities Design Competition: Residential Towers for the 21st Century
The Living Cities design competition asks professionals and students in architecture and engineering to share their vision of multi-use residential towers for the 21st century. All proposals must use a steel structural system, be 30 to 40 stories, and be sited within the five boroughs of New York. Considerations of changing workforce demographics and tenant lifestyle amenities with the role that a building’s form and features play related to constructability and sustainability are vital. More information...
The Emerging New York Architects Sixth Biennial Ideas Competition: Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm
‘Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm’ will support Friends of the Queensway and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) in their efforts to transform an abandoned rail right-of-way into a greenway that serves diverse neighborhoods in central and southern Queens. This conversion shares many similarities to the Bloomingdale trail conversion in Chicago, whose surrounding urban context has a significantly lower density than the High Line in New York City. ENYA believes the key to making the Queensway a success is to engage the local community and empower them to take ownership of the disused infrastructure. Thus ENYA is seeking to supplement ongoing feasibility study for the railway’s transformation by envisioning ways the future park can be activated beyond means of recreation and leisure. This competition emphasizes the importance of the park’s access points and questions whether they can be programmed and designed to extend the street activity onto the railway. More information...
Call for Proposals: Folly 2014
Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League invite emerging architects and designers to apply for Folly, a design/build studio residency from March-May 2014 leading to an exhibition at Socrates opening in early May 2014. Socrates and the League welcome proposals for large-scale projects and installations that explore contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly. Especially popular among the Romantics of the 18th and 19th centuries, architectural follies are structures that often have no discernible purpose and are placed within a garden or landscape. This residency was established in 2011 to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture, and the increasing overlaps in references, concepts, and techniques between the two disciplines. More information...
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Student Opportunity: PAID INTERNSHIPS
The Museum offers forty-one paid internships for undergraduate and master's-degree students each year. Interns commence in June and are placed in host departments where they work closely with supervisors on special and ongoing projects. All paid interns also participate in MuSe (Museum Seminars) and receive training to teach in the Museum's galleries. Individuals selected for paid internships have the opportunity to meet and network with one another through MuSe and other intern events. More information...
Façades: the Architecture of (In)Authenticity Call for Papers and Artworks from Graduate Students Across the Disciplines
SBU Philosophy and the Arts Conference
We invite artists and scholars to the 2014 conference in order to explore the vicissitudes of the Façade—its place, importance, and structure. Is it pernicious or profitable? Is it necessary or elective? Is it universal or an instance of anthropo-centrism? Do the various structures of façades delimit or facilitate expression or identity formation? More information...
SAH 68th Annual Conference Call for Session Proposals
Since the principal purpose of the Annual Conference is to inform the conference attendees of the general state of research in architectural history and related disciplines, session proposals covering every period in the history of architecture and all aspects of the built environment, including landscape and urban history, are encouraged. The Society invites its members, including graduate students and independent scholars, representatives of SAH chapters and partner organizations, as well as future members to chair a session at the conference. More information...
Call for Proposals/Papers: “The Art of Community-Built Work”
The CBA seeks presentations about community-built projects and practices. Community-built is a process by which community volunteers come together in a collaborative effort that results in the construction of shared, local places and also in the building of community itself. Community-built projects commonly include, but are not limited to: play spaces, gathering places, public art (including murals and sculpture), neighborhoods and buildings, natural recreation areas, and community gardens. Perspectives from practitioners, academics, students, participants, and outside observers are all welcome. More information...
Winterthur Research Fellowships
Winterthur, a public museum, library, and garden supporting the advanced study of American art, culture, and history, announces its Research Fellowship Program for 2014–15. Winterthur offers an extensive program of short- and long-term fellowships open to academic, independent, and museum scholars, including advanced graduate students, to support research in material culture, architecture, decorative arts, design, consumer culture, garden and landscape studies, Shaker studies, travel and tourism, the Atlantic World, childhood, literary culture, and many other areas of social and cultural history. Fellowships include 4–9 month NEH fellowships*, 1–2 semester dissertation fellowships, and 1–2 month short-term fellowships. Fellowship applications are due January 15, 2014. More information... or e-mail Rosemary Krill at firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Hart Howerton Fellowship
Open to undergraduate and graduate students in architecture, planning, and landscape architecture during the summer before their final year of school. More information
MOA Architecture Scholarship + Internship
MOA ARCHITECTURE offers an annual architectural scholarship + paid summer internship award to students in accredited architectural programs. These awards are designed to support and provide opportunity to learn and gain practical experience in concert with the individual’s educational process to better prepare them for their chosen career in architecture. It is our intent that the internship opportunity challenges and rewards students, and further stimulates their interest in architecture. More information
6th Annual Symposium on Architecture, Culture and Spirituality (ACS 6): Call for Papers
Trinity College, University of Toronto ( http://www.trinity.utoronto.ca/ ), June 5-8, 2014
The topic is “The Architecture of Spirituality in a Multicultural Setting”
and will explore the nature of spiritual expression as articulated in form and space within a multicultural framework. This objective will be pursued in paper-project-presentation sessions responding to the themes described below. As always in ACS symposia, optional meditation will be offered each morning and there will be free time for connecting to oneself, other people and the surroundings. More information
Design Awards AIANY/2014 - Call for Entries
AIA New York’s annual Design Awards Program recognizes outstanding architectural design by AIA New York Chapter members, New York City based architects in any location, and work in New York City by architects around the globe. The purpose of the awards program is to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to achieve design excellence. Click here for the Call For Entries
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Call for Entries: The Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers
Young architects and designers are invited to submit work to the annual Architectural League Prize Competition. Projects of all types, either theoretical or real, and executed in any medium, are welcome. The jury will select work for presentation in lectures, digital media, and an exhibition opening in June 2014. Winners will receive a cash prize of $1,000. A catalogue of winning work will be published by The Architectural League and Princeton Architectural Press. More information...
Call for Proposals: Dedicated Sessions, Presentations, and Posters
SUMMIT THEME: Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience: Coastal communities are increasingly faced with challenging decisions as a result of a host of factors including population changes, coastal development, pollution, climate change, invasive species, economic pressures, and many more. It is critical that the restoration and management realms not only respond effectively but also with a comprehensive approach to policy, planning and action. The overarching Summit theme, "Inspiring Action, Creating Resilience," will explore the many ways in which restoration and management can shape communities and vice versa, identify how to effectively measure and convey these changes and how people and communities can take meaningful action such that they can plan, respond and prosper in the face of challenges. For the Summit, the concept of resilience is interpreted broadly and encompasses the myriad of ways that natural and built environments, economies, cultures and societies can respond to impacts such that they not only persevere but thrive. More information...
International VELUX Award 2014 for Students of Architecture
The International VELUX Award encourages students of architecture to explore the theme of sunlight and daylight in its widest sense to create a deeper understanding of this specific and ever relevant source of light and energy. The International VELUX Award is presented every second year to promote and celebrate excellence in completed study works in any scale from small-scale components to large urban contexts or abstract concepts and experimentation. More information...
2015 ACSA Fall Conference: REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
The ACSA invites proposals from member schools to host the 2015 ACSA Fall Conference. This ACSA Fall Conference will be thematic in focus and feature scholarly presentations, based on peer-reviewed abstracts, and a digital proceedings that will be available in ACSA’s permanent online archive. More information...
ACSA Seeks Nominations for 2014 ACSA Representative on NAAB Board of Directors
The 2014-2015 National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) will comprise thirteen members: three representing ACSA, three representing AIA, three representing NCARB, two representing AIAS, and two public members. Currently Nathaniel Belcher of Pennsylvania State University, Patricia Kucker of University of Cincinnati & Brian Kelly of University of Maryland represent ACSA on the NAAB Board. With the expiration of Nathaniel Belcher’s term in October 2014, the ACSA Board of Directors is considering candidates for his successor at its meeting this March in Miami Beach, FL. More information...
ACSA Seeks Nominations for 2014 ACSA Representatives on NAAB Visiting Team Roster
The ACSA Board of Directors seeks nominees for ACSA representatives on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) school visitation team roster member for a term of four years. The final selection of faculty members participating in the accrediting process will be made by NAAB. More information...
LOVE is Divine:The 2014 Barbara G. Laurie NOMA Student Design Competition
NOMA is issuing a challenge to design a Youth Based Facility that will "fundamentally change lives': The design requires entrants to generate a redevelopment plan that incorporates historic preservation, adaptive reuse, and sustainability metrics and values encouraged through SEED, all while maintaining the current vision for the city of Philadelphia.
Known as the "City of Brotherly Love" and the "City of Neighborhoods", Philadelphia is proud to boast countless neighborhoods within numerous enclaves - each one having it's own unique and distinctive qualities. North Philly is the neighborhood immediately north of the Center City (the central business district). In the early 18th century, as Philadelphia prominently grew in importance and population, then pastoral North Philadelphia became an attractive alternative to the burgeoning city and was developed as a suburb for the wea lthy Philadelphian. As the industrial age peaked in America, North Philadelphia gradually transformed into a working man's town. Years later a combination of the Great Depression, outsourcing, and "white flight" would take their toll on North Philadelphia in a fashion similar to other major US cities of the mid to late 20th century, if not in a more pronounced fashion. For more information, deadlines and requirements, see the pdf.