Workplace of the Future Design Competition: How Will We Work in 2020?

Sponsors: Metropolis Magazine, Business Interiors by Staples


Type: open, one-stage


Eligibility: Architects, designers


Fee: None



31 July 2013 – Submission deadline




1st prize – US $7,500

2nd prize – US $2,500

Design Challenge:

Rapid and dramatic changes are remaking how we work. The tools we work with have changed and continue to evolve at a break-neck pace. The modern office is adjusting to the “work everywhere” approach. Today systems thinkers who explore all facets of sustainability, accessibility, material innovation, and technology shape the design of everything. The workplace is smack in the middle of this massive rethink.


The Workplace of the Future Design Competition asks the design community to imagine what our work lives will be in 2020. The $7,500.00 prize, plus world-wide publicity for the winning entry will help position the chosen team or individual as  leaders in innovative workplace design; it will also help propel their vision forward.  There will also be a $2,500.00 runner-up prize.


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