Fentress Global Challenge 2013 for Students Worldwide

Deadline: December 19, 2013

Fentress Global Challenge is an international competition created to stimulate students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. In its third annual competition, students are invited to envision Fentress Architects’ concept of Upcycled Architecture.

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.

Winning students will receive cash prizes and gain international exposure while being exhibited at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, California.


  • 1st Place – US$10,000 prize and a certificate of merit (US$10,000 prize 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 cash prize and a certificate of merit.
  • 3rd Place – US$500 cash prize and a certificate of merit.
  • People’s Choice – US$300 cash prize and a certificate of merit.
  • Honorable Mention – Certificate of merit.

Winning designs will be exhibited at A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, California. Exhibition dates are to be determined. More information about the museum is available at www.aplusd.org.


  • 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.
  • The full guidelines are outlined here.

Register December 19, 2013; registration is free. You will automatically be emailed a registration number to use for your final submission.

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