CHIDESIGN: Designing a Center for Architecture, Design and Education

Sponsor: Chicago Architecture Foundation

Type: Open, International

Fees: $100 for Professionals; $25 for Students

Eligibility: Design professionals and students


31 July 2015 – Questions due

7 Aug 2015 – Registration closes, questions answered

19 Aug 2015 – Late registration closes

9 Sept 2015 – Submissions due

1 Oct 2015 – Exhibition opens


1st Prize – $10,000

2nd Prize – $5,000

3rd Prize – $2,500

Student awarded cash prize – $1,000


Stanley Tigerman, FAIA, Architect

David Adjaye, OBE, Architect

Ned Cramer, Editor of ARCHITECT

Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, Architect

Billie Tsien, AIA, Architect


Design Challenge:

Competitors will propose a facility that includes the new headquarters, visitor center and exhibition spaces of the Chicago Architecture Foundation; a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH); a design and allied arts high school; and flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs.

The Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE) will be a new kind of learning campus that simultaneously serves as a welcoming center for 600,000 annual Chicago visitors; provides a learning environment that equips young people to be stewards for the built environment in the 21st Century (and beyond); and is a hub for community engagement.

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