Archive for the ‘Competitions/Awards/Prizes’ Category

Book Collection Competition

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The UCLA Library Announces the Sixty-third Annual Robert B. and Blanche Campbell Book Collection Competition, with over $5000 in prizes available. See for more information and a link to the application form.

Application deadline: February 25, 2011

Good Design 2010

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

The Chicago Athenaum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies recently announced the 2010 Good Design Award recipients.

Over 500 awards were given to designers and manufacturers in fields such as building products / materials, graphics / identity / packaging, electronics, environments, floor and wall coverings, furniture, lighting, office products, robotics / bionics, textiles, transportation, and more.

Thom Mayne to design building at Cornell

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Award-winning Distinguished Architecture and Urban Design Professor Thom Mayne, has been commissioned to design a new building at Cornell University, with his architecture firm, Morphosis. The 100,000-square-foot William H. Gates Hall will bring together several units of the Faculty of Computing and Information Science in a collaborative working and learning environment.

UCLA Architecture and Urban Design faculty to exhibit at the Venice Biennale

Friday, July 30th, 2010

A recent announcement states that a number of UCLA faculty members will be participating in the 2010 Biennale di Venezia, including AUD Chair and Professor Hitoshi Abe, Distinguished Professor Thom Mayne, Professors Dana Cuff, Craig Hodgetts, Greg Lynn, Mark Mack, Assistant Professor Heather Roberge, Adjunct Associate Professor Roger Sherman, Lecturer Georgina Huljich, and Visiting Professors Peter Ebner and Sou Fujimoto.

Design|Media Arts Professor Rebeca Méndez has been awarded The Arctic Circle 2010 Art Residency

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Rebeca Mendez, professor in the Department of Design|Media Arts, has been awarded an art residency from the Arctic Circle to join an expedition to the High Arctic Oct. 7-24, 2010. A group of 18 artists, scientists, architects and educators will work collaboratively aboard an ice-class vessel in Svalbard, an international territory near the North Pole.

2010 Museums & Heritage Award

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

The British Library has been awarded the Innovation Award for Timelines: Sources from History by the 2010 Museums and Heritage Awards. The honor recognizes the most innovative use of technology within a museum, gallery, or heritage attraction, including the use of social media and the web, as well as technologies such as AV, multimedia, lighting, and audio guides. Timelines, which launched in January, enables visitors to explore British Library collection items chronologically, as shown in this YouTube video (2:33). This project is rich in visual content and features numerous period documents.

Architecture’s Modern Marvels

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Vanity Fair asked 52 experts to choose the five most important works of architecture created since 1980. 132 different structures were named; the top 22, in order of popularity are:


  • Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
  • Menil Collection, Houston
  • Thermal Baths, Vals, Switzerland
  • HSBC Building, Hong Kong
  • Seattle Central Library
  • Mediatheque building, Sendai, Japan
  • Neue Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Church of the Light, Osaka, Japan
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
  • Millau Viaduct, France
  • Jewish Museum, Berlin
  • Lloyd’s Building, London
  • Bird’s Nest stadium, Beijing
  • CCTV Building, Beijing
  • Casa da Musica, Porto, Portugal
  • Cartier Foundation, Paris
  • BWM Welt, Munich
  • Addition to the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Cooper Union building, New York
  • Parc de la Villette, Paris
  • Yokohama Port Terminal, Japan
  • Saint-Pierre church, Firminy, France

Bioengineered Brick Wins 2010 Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Ginger Krieg Dosier, an Assistant Professor of Architecture at the American University of Sharjah won this year’s prestigious Metropolis Next Generation Design Prize for “Biomanufactured Brick” made from sand, common bacteria, calcium chloride, and urea.

Dingbat 2.0 Competition

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design proposes DINGBAT 2.0, an open, single-stage, international design competition, reconsidering Los Angeles’ ubiquitous dingbat apartment building for the 21st century. All designers, architects, artists, engineers, students, and other interested parties are eligible for participation in this competition.

Competition Registration ends May 31, 2010.

WPA 2.0 Web Exhibition Now On Line

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture began as an open design competition seeking innovative, implementable proposals that place infrastructure at the heart of rebuilding our cities during this next era of metropolitan recovery. The competition, organized by UCLA’s cityLAB, was inspired by the Depression-era Works Projects Administration and the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.