Columbus Re-Wired


1st Place:

Interboro – Brooklyn, NY – Professional

2nd Place:

Yufan Cheung – University of Kentucky, College of Design

3rd Place:

Acock Associates Architects – Columbus, OH – Professional

Honorable Mention:

Pierre Bélanger, Ed Zec, Behnaz Assadi – Toronto, ON




Open, international, anonymous, ideas


Columbus, OH




01 May 2007 – Early Registration Deadline

17 Aug 2007 – Late Registration Deadline

31 Aug 2007 – Submission Deadline (arrive by 4:30 pm)


all registered architects, intern architects, students, and allied design professionals


Mark Robbins, Dean, Syracuse University School of Architecture; Borja Ferrater, Partner, Carlos Ferrater Architect; Marilee Utter, President, Citiventure Associates; Jerome Unterreiner, Associate Partner, Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects; Robert Livesey, FAIA, Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University; Ashley Schafer, Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University; Bart Overly, AIA – Jury Advisor, Principal, Blostein / Overly Architects


1st Prize – $8,000

2nd Prize – $4,000

3rd Prize – $2,000

Honorable Mention (3)

In addition, the neighborhood residents, property owners and stakeholders taking part in the community design charrette will separately award a “Community Choice” Merit Award for each of the sites.


Early Registration – US$100 for professionals

US$50 for interns (enrolled in Intern Development Program)

US$35 for students (enrolled in accredited academic program)

Late Registration Fee – US$35 per entry, in addition to the entry fees listed above


“Columbus Re-Wired” is an urban design ideas competition intended to seek out a wide array of creative proposals and solutions that will initiate a dialogue about the current and future state of Columbus ’ overall infrastructure network with specific emphasis on public transportation.

The City of Columbus continues to be one of the fastest growing urban places in the United States. While historically having had a more cohesive strategy for public transportation (having a heavily used streetcar system dismantled after World War II when the city’s compact development patterns rapidly transformed), Columbus currently is the largest city in the United States without significant forms of robust public transportation, a major factor in “SustainLane” assigning Columbus a #50 ranking (out for 50) for the most sustainable U.S. cities. However, studying only public transportation’s impact on a city’s livability and civic health limits the understanding of a city’s complex matrix of interconnected variables, both explicitly and implicitly manifested.


Mail Submission to:

AIA Columbus

ATTENTION: Columbus Re-Wired Competition

21 West Broad St., #200

Columbus, OH 43215


Tel: +1 614 469-1973