Fentress Global Challenge 2013: Upcycled Architecture

Sponsor: Fentress Architects

Type: Open, international, student

Language: English

Eligiblity: All students presently enrolled in an accredited college level Architectural or Interiors program are invited to participate. Recent 2013 graduates that are not employed at an architecture, interior design, engineering or construction firm may also enter. Individuals and teams with a maximum of three members are eligible. Only one registration is necessary for each team.

Fee: None


1st Place – US$10,000 (includes US$3,000 cash, 4-week paid internship at Fentress Architects, coach round-trip airfare, and lodging at a location of Fentress’ discretion for the duration of the paid internship).

2nd Place – US$1,000

3rd Place – US$500

People’s Choice – US$300

Registration Deadline: 19 December, 2013

Submission Deadline: 16 January, 2014

Design Challenge:

Upcycled Architecture is defined as the art of redesigning an existing structure for purposes other than those for which it was originally intended. Upcycled Architecture additionally advances an existing building’s sustainable, dynamic, and programmatic uses.

Social and economic changes are creating phenomenal possibilities to upcycle our old structures. Buildings typically outlive their original purposes and today’s architects face the challenge of creatively bringing new life and function to them. Upcycled Architecture offers the chance to embrace our past designs while looking to the future for more adaptive uses.

For more information, go to: http://www.fentressarchitects.com/edge/global-challenge/#