In Memoriam: Grady Clay

In Memoriam: Grady Clay


We are sad to report that longtime board member, mentor and nationally recognized journalist and writer, Grady Clay, passed away on March 17 in Louisville, Kentucky. Grady was instrumental in helping to establish The Competition Project, and, subsequently, COMPETITIONS as a quarterly magazine. It was with his continued support and encouragement that we were able to establish our publication and place in reporting on the national and international state of competitions. Grady made things easy for us from the very beginning, getting an interview with landscape architect, George Hargreaves for our very first issue. Whenever any question arose about an article, or a suitable headline, Grady was always there to pass on his invaluable advice.

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Uncovering Hidden Possibilities: Lexington’s Town Branch Competition

Uncovering Hidden Possibilities

Lexington’s Town Branch Competition

by Stanley Collyer

Winning entry by SCAPE/Landscape Architecture

Lexington, Kentucky is known primarily for two things, its horse industry and university basketball team. The former has had a positive effect on the city’s urban fabric in that horse farms surrounding the city have declined to sell off their property to developers, with the result that the city’s urban core is more compact and without that ubiquitous doughnut hole that surrounds the downtowns of so many Midwestern cities. As for the basketball team’s Rupp Arena, adjacent to the convention center, this has been a focal point of downtown development for decades, surrounded by hotels, restaurants and commercial structures.

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Belgorod City Center: International competition for the design of an urban block

Sponsor: City of Belgorod, Russia

Type: open, international

Languages: English, Russian

Eligibility: Architects, engineers, interdisciplinary groups

Fee: $65 (50 Euros)


15 April 2013 – End Q & A period Registration deadline – 10 May 2013 Project submission deadline – 3 June 2013


First prize 25.000 USD Second prize 10.000 USD Third prize

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Seoul Urban Design 013 International Ideas Competition / Students

Sponsors: Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Space Syntax Seoul Organizing Committee

Type: open, international, 2-stage

Languages: English

Eligibility: Students registered at the time of entry submission

Fee: $30 (foreigners); 30,000won (Koreans)

Location: Seoul, Korea


Registration deadline 26 April 2013 Project submission deadline – 5 July 2013 (1st round) Submission deadline (2nd round) 11 October

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Tallinn Architecture Biennale 2013 Vision Competition: Recycling Socialism

Note: Non-European architects should note that the competition requires the submission of competition boards!

Sponsors: Estonian Centre of Architecture in cooperation with the

City of Tallinn

Type: open, international

Language: English

Eligibility: Professionals and students

Fee: None

Location: Tallinn, Estonia


• Bjarke Ingels – BIG, founding partner • Endrik Mänd – Tallinn Chief

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“Balancing Pavilion”


• Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow • National Center of Contemporary Art (NCCA) • Project Russia magazine

Type: open, international

Languages: English, Russian

Eligibility: Architects, artists, engineers, interdisciplinary groups

Fee: None

Location: Vyksa (Nizhny Novgorod area), Russia


Registration deadline – 22 March 2013 Project submission deadline – 30 March 2013

Budget: Approximately

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Finders Street Station Design Competition Shortlist

(Final jury in June 2013)

• Ashton Raggatt McDougall (Melbourne)

• John Wardle Architects + Grimshaw (Australia and UK)

• HASSELL + Herzog & de Meuron (Melbourne and Switzerland)

• NH Architecture (Melbourne)

• Eduardo Velasquez + Manuel Pineda +

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Public Art for Bloomington Downtown Transit Center

Sponsors: City of Bloomington (IN) Arts Commission / Bloomington Transit

Type: open


29 April 2013 – Application deadline


Bloomington Transit

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Public Housing in Luxembourg

Sponsor: City of Luxembourg

Type: open, 2-stage

Languages: German, French


19 April 2013 – Submission deadline

Contact information:

Administration de l’architecte 3, rue du Laboratoire Administration de l’architecte de la Ville de Luxembourg Madame Carole Pax 1911Luxembourg LUXEMBOURG

Tel: +352 47963198


Fax: +352 474809

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The Deborah J. Norden Fund Application

Deadline April 17, 2013

The Deborah J. Norden Fund, established in 1995 in memory of architect and arts administrator Deborah Norden, awards up to $5,000 annually in travel and study grants to students and recent graduates in the fields of architecture, architectural history, and urban studies. The Deborah J. Norden Fund is administered

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