Steedman International Fellowship Competition

Steedman International Fellowship Competition

Open, 1-stage (see eligibility requirements)

Registration Deadline – 29 January 2008

Submission Deadline – 13 March 2008


Washington University, St. Louis


Open, 1-stage (see eligibility requirements)




Young architects who have obtained a degree not more than eight (8) years ago.


Registration Deadline – 29 January 2008

Program published – 31 January 2008

Submission Deadline – 13 March 2008


Competitors are to develop concepts for the adaptive reuse of an abandoned industrial building located on the Mississippi riverfront, just north of downtown St. Louis, MO and Eero Saarinen’s Gateway Arch. The building lies within an historic district currently undergoing redevelopment. Most of the buildings within the district are remnants St. Louis’ industrial past, specifically, here, that of power generation and cold storage for the river and railroad commerce of the early 20th century. With the exception of three historic facades, the 100,000 sf building is a blank slate for many uses, the choice of which will be left up to the competitor.

Entries will include a proposal for programming pointedly specific to the present moment and immediate future, while addressing the eventual re-use of the building. A comprehensive sustainable approach to the design will be required.


Lawrence Scarpa, Principal, Pugh+Scarpa Architecture (Chair)

Peter Davey, former editor of The Architectural Review

Hashim Sarkis, Architect and Planner, Beirut, Lebanon and Cambridge, USA

Nader Tehrani, Partner, Office dA, Boston USA

Ken Yeang, Principal Hamzah &Yeang Architects, Malaysia

Wilfried Wang, Hoidn Wang Architects, Berlin, Germany

O’Neil Ford Centennial Professor in Architecture at the University of Texas


The winning entry, honorable mentions and selected short-listed examples will be exhibited in Givens Hall at the Graduate School of Architecture& Urban Design, Washington University in St. Louis in March and April 2008; the winning entry will also be displayed on the Steedman website with jury comments.