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May 2017
May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Zoning at 100: A Look Forward

SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States

What is the role of zoning in the Bay Area’s housing shortage? A new body of research is examining the role of local land regulation like zoning — often a reflection of local homeowner concerns rather than regional imperatives — in limiting the supply of housing. Come hear a panel of experts explore the interaction of zoning, policy and the housing market. Co-presented by Northern California APA. + Enrico Moretti / UC Berkeley, Department of Economics + Carolina Reid / UC Berkeley, Terner Center for…

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May 25

Wedding Oasis: open architectural competition

 YAC – Young Architects Competitions – and Corradi s.r.l. announce Wedding Oasis, an architectural competition aiming at the design of outdoor living structures to enhance the high potential of historical sites like the Castello of Rosciano (Central Italy). The international jury is made of outstanding personalities such as, among the others, David Chipperfield Architects and Will Alsop. A total amount of € 20,000 in cash prize will be awarded to the winner proposals. > BRIEF If there is a universal experience…

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May 25 - August 3


The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza
NYC, NY United States

This new exhibition explores how choreographer Anna Halprin (who many will be familiar with as landscape architect Lawrence Halprin's wife and collaborator) and subsequently, Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer opened the way to a radicalized vision for the body in dance and the visual arts that continues to influence choreographers and visual artists globally. The exhibition (originating at UC Santa Barbara Art, Design & Architecture Museum) consists of more than 150 photographs, videos and original scores and drawings by Halprin, Forti and Rainer. Co-curators Ninotchka…

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$50 - $426
May 25

Future-Ready Building: Disruptive Technology & Data-Driven Design

Future-Ready Building: Disruptive Technology & Data-Driven Design will explore optimism and fears about the future of design. To kick off this full-day forum of presentations, lightning talks and panel discussions,Dr. Chris Luebkeman (Director of Arup Foresight + Innovation + Research), will deliver a keynote on design + technology from his global perspective. The forum will end with Moderator Dace Campbell (Autodesk), Michael Bergin (Principal Research Scientist, Autodesk), Jim Davidson (Founder and Principal, James Davidson Architects), and Stephen Van Dyck (Partner, LMN) as…

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May 26

AIA|LA Design Awards 2017

Amongst the most prestigious and competitive awards programs for architecture in the United States, the annual AIA|LA Design Awards honor excellence in: • built work (Design Awards) • yet unbuilt (Next LA Awards) • built work demonstrating high levels of sustainable performance (COTE LA Awards) Qualified projects are by: • AIA members of ANY chapter, if work is located in Los Angeles. • AIA|LA members with commissions in LA, the United States, and/or Internationally Key Dates: Registrations Due: May 26,…

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May 31

Battery Lawn Tools – new industrial design contest on Desall.com

New industrial design contest on Desall.com: Leading Gardening Company invites you to create a new range of battery handheld tools for gardening, made of brushcutter, hedge trimmer and blower, with a modern and innovative design. For more info: http://bit.ly/BatteryLawnTools Timeline Upload phase: 01st April - 31st May 2017 (1.59 PM UTC) Client Vote: from 31th May 2017 Winner announcement: approximately by mid-July 2017 Total awards €6000 Participation is free of charge and open to all creative people (at least 18…

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May 31

Call for applications: 2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Architecture

Dedicated to raising awareness of immigrant contributions to American society, the Vilcek Foundation is pleased to announce the call for applications for our 2018 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Architecture. Immigrant professionals working in fields related to the built environment—including architecture, urban planning, landscape architecture, architectural engineering, and architecture criticism—are invited to apply. Three winners will be selected to receive a $50,000 unrestricted cash prize. Eligible candidates will have been born outside of the United States, be no older…

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May 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Urban Main Streets with Urban Design Forum

The AIA Urban Design Forum will host a panel discussion about Seattle’s revitalizing “main streets” from the eyes of small business. We will be talking with several business owners and policy advocates about the growth of the vibrant Pike/Pine Corridor over the years and what the future holds for the area. What’s working and what isn’t from the eyes of those that create the district? Join the discussion! Panelists: Sierra Hansen, Executive Director at Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce Jon…

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June 2017
$30 - $50
June 1

Innovative Minds 2017: Cybernetic Framework Architectural Design Competition

Design Challenge: Innovative Minds 2017 is an exploration into the relationship between the virtual world blending with physical architecture. The virtual world - built on the framework of vast data networks - is becoming increasingly referential to the nervous system. Architecture strives to tangibly enhance humanity’s wellbeing through the design of complex systems. As cybernetics increasingly interconnects the virtual and physical worlds, how will this relationship influence architecture and its physical context to solve complicated problems? As humans continue to…

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June 1

2017 SAH/Mellon Author Awards

Unnamed Venue, Select a Country:

These awards are designed to provide financial relief to scholars who are publishing their first monograph on the history of the built environment, and who are responsible for paying for rights and permissions for images or for commissioning maps, charts or line drawings in their publications. The publication of a monograph continues to be the most valued demonstration of scholarly competence for career advancement and recognition in the humanities. Unfortunately, many authors today must provide both a fully realized text…

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June 2


Paradisiacal, utopian, dystopian, heterotopian – islands hold an especially enigmatic and beguiling place in our geographical imagination. Existing in juxtaposition to what’s around them, islands are figures of otherness and difference. Differentiated from their contexts and as much myth as reality, islands have their own rules, their own stories, their own characters, their own ecologies, their own functions, and their own forms. The LA+ IMAGINATION open international design ideas competition asks you to design a new island. You can locate it…

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$65 - $175
June 2

BSA Unbuilt Architecture and Design Award

BSA Space, 290 Congress Street
Boston , MA 02210-1024 United States

Architects, architectural educators, and architecture students throughout the world are invited to submit real or theoretical projects. Eligibility Unbuilt architectural designs of any project type are eligible including purely theoretical projects and unbuilt client-sponsored projects (buildings, interiors, transportation infrastructure, monuments, etc.—all project types). Projects under construction or otherwise apparently assured of construction are not eligible. Projects that have been honored in this program in past years and work by the design professionals serving as jurors this year (or by their…

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