Arcosanti is now accepting applications for the 2014 Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship
Qualified applicants are students and recent graduates of art, architecture and/or design-related programs. Please see the attached informational flyer for full details.
Applications are due on or before December 15, 2013. The winning applicant will be announced on or before January 15, 2014, and will receive a scholarship that covers the full cost of any 5-week workshop program at Arcosanti in 2014.
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Located in central Arizona, Arcosanti is the urban laboratory and prototype arcology (architecture + ecology) founded by architect Paolo Soleri in 1970. We are focused on pursuing lean alternatives to urban sprawl through innovative design, community and environmental accountability. Built entirely by the 7000 workshoppers who have participated over the last 43 years, Arcosanti is a project of the Cosanti Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation based near Phoenix, Arizona.
For more information about Arcosanti, Arcosanti Workshops, and the Geoffrey H. Bruce Fellowship, please visit us at www.arcosanti.org.
Enid W. and Bernard B. Spigel Architectural Scholarship
Hampton Roads Community Foundation is accepting applications for the Enid W. and Bernard B. Spigel Architectural Scholarship for the 2014-2015 academic year.
Candidates must be long-time residents of Virginia who are studying architecture, architectural history or architectural preservation. Students must be entering their junior, senior or graduate year of study in fall 2014. Strong preference will be given to students from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.
CALL FOR PAPERS: GRADUATE SYMPOSIUM
ARCHIVING RISK: Contributions from the History of Architecture and Urbanism
UCLA Urban Humanities Initiative
Call for Papers: deadline December 1, 2013
Graduate Symposium: February 8, 2014
The historical epistemology of risk is obscured by its apparent novelty, theorized by scholars including Ulrich Beck as an effect of “reflexive modernity,” where risk production replaces wealth production as the overarching political economic order. We submit that the so-called “risk society” is only the most recent ideological manifestation in a long and disparate history of probability, chance, insurance and speculation. This symposium seeks to examine risk in architecture, urbanism and design from the early modern period to the present, revealing it as an ideology underlying design’s agency.
For more information, visit http://www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu/?/events/archiving-risk/.
PDF flyer is available here http://www.urbanhumanities.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/Archiving-Risk-CFP.pdf
ULI/Gerald D. Hines Urban Design Competition 2014
The twelfth annual Urban Land Institute/Gerald D. Hines Student Urban Design Competition is now accepting applications from graduate student teams for the 2014 competition.
Challenge yourself to imagine a healthier place. Put your skills and ideas to the test and compete to win $50,000.
Successful real estate development and design in the 21st century requires intensive collaboration across disciplines and sectors. In the Hines Competition, you will have the chance to form a multidisciplinary team with four other graduate students in the United States or Canada and tackle a real land use challenge in a U.S. city.
Application due date: December 09, 2013
Applicants notified of eligibility: December 16, 2013
Competition dates: January 13, 2014 – January 27, 2014
This is an ideas competition with no expectation that any of the submitted schemes will be applied to any site. The winning team will receive $50,000 and the finalist teams $10,000 each.
For more information, visit udcompetition.org.
MAEDER-YORK FAMILY FELLOWSHIP LANDSCAPE STUDIES 2014
The biennial Maeder-York Family Fellowship in Landscape Studies recognizes an emerging designer whose work articulates the potential for landscape as a medium of design in the public realm. The residential Fellowship is awarded through a juried international portfolio competition and builds upon the Gardner’s Artist-in-Residence program that has fostered creativity and collaboration in the arts for over two decades.
Applications are invited until December 1, 2013.
Image: Hours of daylight, Boston, Sept. 21, 2013-Sept. 20, 2014.
The Museum receives operating support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.
Gensler 2014 Diversity Scholarship
The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) is currently accepting applications for the Spring 2014 Intern Program. Internships are offered to graduate and undergraduate students in economic development, city and regional planning, public administration, and public policy programs. Please feel free to share this information with your students and others who you think may be interested in this opportunity. The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, November 15.
Working on varied research-related projects, interns will:
- Gain practical work experience
- • Become familiar with a wide range of economic development programs and issues
- • Have an opportunity to have work published
- • Contribute to technical assistance projects for communities throughout the U.S.
- • Prepare reports, case studies, and presentations on economic development issues and trends.
- Applicants should have:
- • Excellent writing and organizational skills
- • The ability to work independently
- • Familiarity with research and reporting methods
- • General knowledge of economic development programs and issues
- • Willingness to work in a team environment
- • Flexibility and desire to work on multiple projects
For complete details of the intern program and the application process, please visit our website: http://www.iedconline.org/web-pages/professional-development/internships/.
Applications must be sent electronically to email@example.com and must include the following materials (recommendation letters and a transcript are optional):
- • One-page cover letter stating interest and availability
- • Detailed resume
- • Brief writing sample, no longer than 6pages. This can be an academic paper from a school project or other writing regarding relevant development issues. It is not required that the paper is related to economic development.
Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
2014 Sherwin-Williams Student Design Challenge
Welcome to the Sherwin-Williams STIR Student Design Challenge — celebrating excellence in residential and commercial design by design students in the U.S. and Canada (see contest rules for eligibility details).
What it’s about
The contest has two categories: residential design and commercial design. The top winner from each category will receive a $2,500 cash prize. Second-place winners will win a $1,000 cash prize, and third-place winners will win a $500 cash prize.
The two first-place winners will also have their work featured in the 2014 edition of STIRmagazine. All winners will be featured on our Sherwin-Williams for Design Pros Facebook page.
Who may enter
Students may enter as individuals or as a design team. With a team entry, one student must be designated as the team contact.
Residential design and commercial design. You can submit designs for a single room or an entire structure. Examples of commercial projects include (but are not limited to) a retail space, a healthcare facility, a hotel, a spa or a restaurant.
Contest is open to projects of all kinds, though each entry must use a minimum of three Sherwin-Williams colors (of the student’s choice). Only projects using Sherwin-Williams colors will qualify
Load up to three CAD or other illustrated files directly to this site, along with your supporting info.
Jackie Jordan, director of color marketing, Sherwin-Williams — and a notable judge to be named soon!
Contest is open for entries March 1–April 15, 2014.
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- Fairy Tales - The World's First Architecture Storytelling Competition
Fairy Tales is an open, international, ideas competition that challenges creatives from all professional realms to develop visionary, narrative-based design proposals. Architecture competitions are the lifeblood of the profession, but they haven’t changed that much in the past 100 years. Architects are still designing single building typologies like skyscrapers, museums, and houses ad infinitum. By retreating into itself, architecture has lost its ability to send universal messages, to represent culture in its time, and to address issues that are at the core of human existence. That is why Blank Space, an online platform for architecture, is launching the world’s first architecture storytelling competition: “Fairy Tales.” Fairy Tales challenges participants to develop visionary proposals that take fun seriously and are audacious enough to ignite imaginations. The proposals will combine text-based architectural fairy tales with innovative graphic representations, and in doing so, seek to unlock the power of architecture by improving the way that it is shared, digested, and communicated.For additional information, and to register for the competition, please visit: blankspaceproject.com
PROCEDURE OF PARTICIPATION
Blank Space: Fairy Tales is a single phase competition. Participation is open to architects, engineers, designers, illustrators, students and creatives worldwide. Individual or group entries are permitted. Multiple entries per individual or team are permitted, but each submission must be registered and paid for separately. The indication of a group leader is mandatory. Proposals do not need to be generated exclusively for this competition, but they must address the intent of the competition and should not have been published elsewhere before.The official language of the competition is English. All proposals must be submitted in English.
Architects, engineers, designers, illustrators, writers, storytellers, students and creatives worldwide are invited to participate in the competition. We encourage multidisciplinary teams to enter.
Deadline: January 17, 2014
Early Registration: Until December 6
Deadline for Questions: January 10, 2014
Late Registration: Until January 17, 2014
Results Announced: February 2014
1ST PLACE: 1,250 USD
2ND PLACE: 600 USD
3RD PLACE: 400 USD
HONORABLE MENTIONS: The jury will select up to 10 honorable mentions.
The life of the submissions doesn’t stop at the conclusion of the competition. Subsequent to the competition, Blank Space is launching the inaugural issue of Blank Space Magazine. Select entries will be included in the magazine, as well as featured prominently on the Blank Space website, and published by our media partners and other outlets around the world.
For additional information, and to register for the competition, please visit: blankspaceproject.com
Gensler 2014 Diversity Scholarship
This year, our firm will consider top students of US not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs for academic scholarships and paid summer internships in a Gensler regional office. To be considered by the scholarship jury, up to two students per accredited program may be formally nominated by your academic institution as follows:
- Applicants must be African American
- Applicants must be enrolled in a US not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture program and scheduled to begin their final year in the Fall of 2013
- Applicants must include a formal letter of nomination from the Chair/Head of the program with their submission materials
Students may download the scholarship brochure, complete the online application, view a gallery of previous winners, and email questions to our scholarship team at: http://www.gensler.com/scholarships. Printed versions of this information should arrive at your school by mail within the next week.
We look forward to working with you to select the best talent from your institution to pursue this prestigious opportunity with Gensler. Should you have any questions about this program, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013
The Archie.com Barley Market Competition
The competition being organised now involves the rehabilitation or reconstruction of the Barley Market in Madrid, Spain.
Discover Renewable Energy and Sustainability with the GREEN Program
- Experiential Education visiting 5 different types of renewable energy facilities
- Service Learning through community service projects in impoverished areas
- Adventures such as surfing, glacier & jungle hiking or tectonic plate snorkeling
- Cultural Immersion in local tribes, eco-lodges or animal rehabilitation reserves
- Entrepreneurial inspiration developing your own green venture
- Access to our alumni network with job opportunities and industry connections
- Custom letters of recommendation based on your capstone project
- Transferable academic credit awarded by Reykjavik University
Traveling with The GREEN Program for 9-12 days during Summer, Winter and Spring breaks will enhance your understanding of the Renewable Energy and Sustainability industries by taking you outside of the classroom and into the field allowing you to visualize the concepts taught in your traditional University classroom. To gain a better understanding of The GREEN Program and the opportunity we provide students please visit our website here.Spots on each program are limited to 20 students. Submit your application for the program dates below.
Iceland 10-Day SUMMER BREAK Program
August 21st - August 30th (Waiting List)
Costa Rica 12-Day SUMMER BREAK Programs
July 17, 24, 31August 21, 28
Costa Rica 12-Day WINTER BREAK Programs
December 11th - December 22nd
January 1st - January 12th
January 8th - January 19th
Costa Rica 9-Day SPRING BREAK Programs
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2013 Architecture Design Competition, Virginia's Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International
-Students must be 3rd or 4th year architecture.
-Students will be given approximately 6 weeks during the Fall 2013 semester to complete the assignment. The beginning and end of the term will be determined by faculty.
-Submissions will be due no later than Nov. 30th, 2013.
-There will be a first place award, a second place award and an honorable mention award given to each participating school.
-First Place scholarship will include a $500 allowance to cover conference registration, lodging and travel expense. Registration will include several meals at the conference. An additional $500 in cash will be given to First Place winners. First Place winners will be asked to attend the conference and participate in a session dedicated to the discussion of the student competition. There will be a PowerPoint presentation showing the winning entries along with jury comments. First Place winners will be asked to speak briefly about their submission.
-Second place awards will be $500 in cash. Honorable Mention award winners will be given a certificate.
-A team of design professionals will be assigned to meet at the commencement of the competition and at the mid-way point and possibly a final time near the end, depending on the availability of the team. The team will consist of at least one architect and one school facilitator in addition to the assigned faculty member. The team will provide an explanation and overview of the competition relative to school planning considerations at the beginning of the competition and then offer a critique at the midpoint.
-A faculty member shall be assigned to the competition and shall maintain a list of participating students, each with a designated number that can be used for entrant qualification confirmation and anonymous judging. This list shall be submitted to each team leader (Architect) at the completion of the competition in a sealed envelope. Once the judging is complete the envelope will be opened and winners will be identified. The student number is to be included in the sealed envelope on the back of the board presentation and within the electronic file name (entrant ID number_school name_document name).
General: The new Middle School for 690 students will be located on a large acreage (138 AC) site near the center of the county. The county that the new school building will serve also depends heavily on the school buildings to provide community centers for after-hours adult education and recreation. It will most likely be used as a shelter in the event of a hurricane.
Site Offered for Competition: The site is currently vacant. This is the first endeavor to develop it for educational use. It is the desire of the county to add educational facilities to the site in the future as need dictates (a future high school and future elementary school). The student should take this into consideration when selecting the location of the middle school.
Consideration should be given for each site to accommodate buses, parking and circulation, outdoor athletic fields (soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis) and outdoor education. As described in the submission requirements following, each University may provide its own site.
Academic Considerations: Collaborative learning environments should be considered for all Instructional areas. While specific room sizes have been identified in the space allocation schedule, some flexibility is provided to students to incorporate areas given to project-based, shared learning between labs/disciplines. A “Learning Community” concept would create smaller learning environments within a larger capacity school.
Interior Design Competition (for VCU Interior Design Program): The VEFP Board of Directors has suggested that the Interior Design competition for 2012-13 will address the challenges of designing a better school Food Service Facility. The program for this Middle School would serve the student body in 3 servings.
1. Project Description Text – Provide a approximately 200 words describing your proposed design and why it conforms to the specified Jury and Judging Criteria below.
2. Students are not limited in their approach to developing concepts but the final presentation format must be no more than two 24" × 24" presentation boards suitable for placement on an easel; maximum one entry per student, individual student entries only. (Note: Faculty members may prefer teams. If they choose to use teams, please know that only one representative may speak for the winning team and each winning team will only receive a single cash prize/scholarship for each category as identified above. The presentation board(s) should clearly describe the concept, approach to learning and consideration of sustainability.
3. A digital file of each board is to be submitted each entry (JPEG, PNG or GIF format) with file names (entrant ID number_school name_document name). Student name, school, address, phone number and email address shall be placed in a blank sealed envelope and securely attached to the back of each board submission. All entries must be submitted with the student entrant ID number but without other identifying marks, including logos, text, insignia, or images on the display surface that could be used to identify the submission’s author.
4. Building Plans – Provide floor plan(s) of your concept.
5. Elevations/Sections/Models – Students are strongly encouraged to use available softwares and, or drawing skills as necessary to convey graphic representations of their designs that facilitate a clear understanding of the concept to jurors. If three dimensional models are constructed students may need to include digital photographs.
6. Site Plan – Site plans are being provided by the Universities for each studio as requested by faculty. If no site is available, a site will be provided by VEFP. Students are strongly encouraged to include enough site information to adequately justify the rationale for their design and show how their approach addresses existing site conditions.
Jury and Judging Criteria: The Board of Directors for CEFPI Virginia (VEFP) will identify the jury and will notify winners no later than December of 2013. The jury may be the mentoring team. The jury will travel to the universities and judge the competition on location. Students will present their entries to the jury and answer questions. The jury has the sole authority in determining winners. Criteria for evaluation and selection of winning entries:
-Learning Enhancement Potential
Ownership, Copyright and Limitation of Liability: Entrants shall own all design concepts and supporting descriptive data submitted in association with the competition. However, the entrant hereby grants the Virginia Educational Facility Planners and its designees perpetual, free, unrestricted use of the submission materials in fulfillment of its charitable purposes, including its website, the media, displays and presentations at its annual conference and other ways that may support the mission of the organization. Such use is expressly not directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation.
By entering this competition entrants warrant that all materials submitted by them are their own and not in violation of copyright laws. By entering the competition, all entrants and team members agree to indemnify, defend and hold The Virginia Educational Facility Planners and its directors, officers or designees, members, sponsors or volunteers associated with this competition from and against any and all suits, claims, demands, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (reasonable attorney’s fees), arising out of or relating in any way to services it provides in connection with this agreement.
Goals and Objectives of the Competition: VEFP membership and attendance at its annual conference has historically been architects, engineers, school facilitators and administrators, contractors, construction managers, vendors, manufacturers and other disciplines of our industry. Our goal is to continue to expand this diversity of attendees and possibly our membership by encouraging participation at the university level. We believe that students and university faculty members can make a positive contribution to our conference offerings through this competition. We also believe this is a great opportunity for students to learn about educational facility planning, work with design professionals, strengthen their presentation skills and enhance their career development.
2013 3D Awards Competition from CGArchitect
In addition to the usual commercial categories for work this year, CGArchitect will be hosting a student visualization competition for both still imagery and animation. It is open to anyone who has produced digital work for a school related project during the 2012-13 years. Students do not have to be currently enrolled, but must have completed the work as a student. The competition opened just 2 weeks ago, and continues until the end of May, so students will have a chance to wrap up the semester's work and then perfect any images they may want to submit. There are numerous cash and product prizes from our many sponsors, and winning students will get the chance to present their work and be given their awards at the Mundos Digitales conference in Spain, later this summer.
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