2012 Steedman Competition

Type: open, one-stage, international

Sponsor: College of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. Washington University, St. Louis

Award(s): Winners receive a cash prize to support study and research abroad. For 2012, the first place award will be $50,000 — up from $30,000 in 2010 — making it one of the largest competition prizes in the United States.


16 January 2012 – Registration opens

17 February 2012 – Program announced

2 April 2012 – Competition submissions due


Craig Dykers, Snøhetta, New York Office (Chair)

Brad Cloepfil, Allied Works, Architecture, Portland, Oregon and New York

Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, principals of UrbanLab, Chicago.


Applicants must be graduates of an accredited school of architecture, and must currently be employed in — or have completed at least one year of practical experience in — the office of a practicing architect. Applicants are eligible to compete for up to eight years after receipt of their professional degrees, regardless of age.

For more information and to register, go to: