Columbus Downtown Entrance Plaza Project


Aerial view of site; courtesy City of Columbus, Indiana

Client: City of Columbus (IN) and the Columbus Redevelopment Commission Facilitator: Columbus Design Institute Type: RFQ, one-stage, interview process Eligibility: teams of design professionals Language: English Budget: $450,000 of which no more than $50,000 allotted for design Timetable February 22,

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North Boulder Creative Campus

Overview The North Boulder Creative Campus brings together two distinct projects to create an artistic hub for the community: (1) an iconic facility for BMoCA, which will be the cultural anchor of the campus; (2) the broader cultural campus including housing options for diverse needs; live work spaces supporting a range of creative practices; and

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New Plan for Railway Depot Area in Trnava, Slovakia


Sponsor/Contracting Authority: Municipality of Trnava, Slovakia Type: Open, one-stage Services: Architecture, landscape architecture, planning Eligibility: EU./EWR Fees: none Languages: Czech, Slovak, English (all documentation) Timetable: 28 November 2023 – Deadline for submission of proposals or requests to participate Awards: 1st place – €24 000 2nd place – €18 000 3rd place – €12 000

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Reimagining the Thompson Center


Public Pool Image: ©Perkins&Will


The Chicago Architecture Club Shines the Spotlight on

Another Endangered Landmark


What do Bertrad Goldberg and Helmut Jahn have in common? Besides having high-profile buildings threatened by demolition, both served as subject matter for two competitions sponsored by the Chicago Architecture Club (CAC)—raising public

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A Russian City Sets Its Priorities in the Public Realm


Astrakhan Looks to Raise Its Quality of Life Index


Aerial view of downtown Astrakhan



Planning competitions with a strong landscape component take many forms, including some for plazas and gateways to major town centers, city neighborhood sites with multi-story housing units, university campus plans and finally, comprehensive city plans—the latter

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Hightech Designs as Low- and Mid-Rise Research Models


Siemens Healthineers Campus, Bengaluru


Aerial View of site, Rendering: ©Eller + Eller Architekten


Siemens new Healthineers campus in Bengaluru, India, is hardly a milestone in the design of major R&D facilities. Although the winning design by Eller + Eller Architekten did include the necessity to go higher than the

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Sakhalin Region Development Competition


Sponsor: Sakhalin Region Development Commission

Location: Korsakov, Sakhalin Region, Russia Type: Open, International, RfQ, 2-stage Eligibility: Licensed architects, landscape architects, planners (It can be any legal entity, self-employed entrepreneur or Consortium of legal entities, self-employed entrepreneurs who wish to participate in the Competition.) Fees: none Languages: English/Russian Timetable:

7 June 2021 – RfQ

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A New Meeting Place for Moscovites


SWA/Balsley Wins Paveletskaya Plaza Landscape Competition


Aerial view at night – courtesy SWA/Balsley 5+ Design


0f the nine railway stations in Moscow, Paveletskaya is the largest and one of the last of those that opened around the turn of the century. Compared to other Moscow stations, Paveletskaya, designed by Alexander Krasovsky

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From Anthropology to Architecture: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Competition


Image: ©KPMB Architects


Not to be outdone by other Canadian provincial capitals, Halifax has chosen to make its own ambitious museum statement on the city’s waterfront. New museums in Vancouver, BC, Calgary and Fredericton, New Brunswick, the latter two by KPMB Architects, are either in development or already under construction. Saskatoon’s Remai

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An Ultimate Destination for Naturalists


Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library Competition


Aerial view ©Snøhetta


Until now, the establishment of presidential libraries at the conclusion of their terms has followed the founding of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Library after World War II. The first exception to this was the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, established in 1962.* Now a

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