The topic of the 2013 International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) Student Design Competition is Redemptive Landscape Architecture. Earthquakes, flooding, tsunami, hurricanes, bush fires: natural disasters which have wrought havoc on landscapes around the world in recent times. Urban sprawl, oil spills, global financial crisis, terrorism: human-induced disasters which also have massive landscape impacts. How can landscape architecture assist in the redemption of landscapes afflicted by disaster? The student design competition can assist with rebuilding, rehabilitation, restoration. What wisdom can be shared?
Entrants should focus on a site that has experienced significant impacts as a result of a major natural or cultural crisis. An important consideration of the competition will be the way in which the design responds to change over time, as post-disaster recovery involves a number of phases, rather than a single static solution.
Eligibility: The competition is open to all students of Landscape Architecture. Students who have graduated are not eligible, however projects completed while a student was a registered student are eligible. Both individual and group entries are permitted, but each student or group can only enter once. Groups should contain no more than five members. Professional collaboration is not permitted.
Entry Fee: An entry fee of $50 must accompany every entry to the competition. The fee is payable by credit card.
Awards: 1st place-$3,500; 2nd place-$2,500; 3rd place-$1,000.
Friday, November 30, 2012 is the deadline for entries.
For addition information, go to the IFLA 2013 Student Design Competition web site.
If you think you have a project that meets the criteria, please see department head Joseph Ragsdale. The department would like to support student entries in design competition.
Metropolis Magazine has announced its 2013 Next Generation® Design Competition. This annual competition asks those who will design in the 21st century to develop solutions that empower, advance, and include groups often overlooked in the design process (including, but not limited to, the rapidly increasing aging population and citizens with disabilities).
The magazine is asking young designers everywhere to think of their own mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, and friends. Submissions should help their own relations, as well as others, to live better lives, beautifully.
The competition strives for solutions at all scales – systems, experiences, places, spaces, products, or any area that needs to be made inclusive and empowering. Submissions can be conceptual, or completed and ready for the next phase of development. The ideas must have the potential to be made, built, or otherwise realized. This year’s theme presents four possible areas of focus:
The winner of Next Generation® receives a $10,000 prize but, more importantly, that person or team receives career-building international attention. Past winners and runners-up have become leaders in their fields, receiving recognition from manufacturers, design firms, governments, design schools, and majors NGOs, as well as media outlets such as the PBS television series e2 and the Metropolis film Brilliant Simplicity.
Click here for entry details. The deadline is February 18, 2013.
The JSR Foundation Student Award recognizes innovative student accomplishments in projects that reflect a positive impact on the Rocky Mountain Region and demonstrate a passion for preserving, improving and enhancing public spaces. The competition is open to all students of an accredited landscape architecture program (BLA or MLA). Only individual submissions will be accepted, and each student is permitted only one entry. Award: $2,000 - $1,000 will be dispensed upon notification of award with the remaining $1,000 to be received upon completion of the final project presentation in Denver, Colorado.
Award judging criteria:
Entries must take the form of (5 page maximum) a written and graphic project presentation with a paper size limit of 11" x 17". Entrants must write a half page description (250 words maximum) describing their project and how it meets the competition criteria. Only electronic submittals will be accepted. Mail completed projects in PDF format on a CD-rom and insure that the image quality is high, as this may be used for publication purposes. Also include a low resolution PDF file that is under 5 mb on the same CD-rom disc. Label the CD with your name, school name and project title.
All submissions need to be received by the JSR Foundation c/o studioINSITE by April 27, 2013.
Each year the ASLA recognizes student achievement through its Student Awards program. Student awards are made in the following categories: general design, residential design, analysis and planning, communications, research, community service, and student collaboration.
Entrants must be Student or Student Affiliate members of ASLA, or must be qualified to join ASLA in either of those categories in order to enter. With the exception of the student collaboration category, student entries may be individual or team efforts.
Recipients were honored at the awards presentation ceremony at the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting & EXPO, September 28 - October 1, 2012, in Phoenix, AZ. The award winning projects were featured in a video presentation at the ceremony and on the awards web site following the event. Entrants receiving Honor Awards or Awards of Excellence received a complimentary full registration to the 2012 ASLA Annual Meeting and EXPO. Entrants receiving an Award of Excellence (up to seven) also received travel and hotel accommodations for the meeting.
Friday, April 27, 2012 was the deadline for entry forms and payment. Submission binders were due by Friday, May 11, 2012. The Student Awards Jury reviewed all submissions June 15 - 17, 2012. Entrants were notified of the results shortly following the jury meeting. The awards were announced to the media following notification of and coordination with the recipients.
For more information about award categories, eligibility, schedule and deadlines, winning strategies, and the entry form, go to the ASLA 2012 Call for Entries web page.
To promote a more comprehensive view of residential design and to support the efforts of schools to teach the subject in a more substantive way, the James Rose Center for Landscape Architecture Research and Design announced its second international design competition/exhibition, co-sponsored by Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and the New Jersey Chapter of ASLA.
The goal of Suburbia Transformed 2.0: Exploring the Aesthetics of Landscape Experience in the Age of Sustainability is to promote and celebrate residential designs that go beyond "green" by explicitly using sustainable strategies, tactics and technologies to enrich the aesthetic spatial experience of people. This year's competition invites student as well as professional entries, and will include visionary (unbuilt) as well as built works.
Winning entries will be published and displayed at the James Rose Center as well as become part of a traveling exhibition on contemporary residential design. By including student work in this year's version, the Center hopes to provide faculty and students with a framework that could be adapted in residential design studios to explore the subject in a more defined, focused, and comprehensive way.
Entry forms and fees were due February 17, 2012; submissions were due by March 9, 2012.
For more information about the competition, including submission requirements, click here.
The Heritage Documentation Programs (Historic American Buildings Survey/Historic American Engineering Record/Historic American Landscapes Survey) has announced the Leicester B. Holland Prize 2012: A Single-Sheet Measured Drawing Competition. This competition, open to both professionals and students, recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of an historic building, site, or structure prepared to HABS, HAER, or HALS standards for their collection at the Library of Congress.
By requiring only a single sheet, the competition challenges the delineator to capture the essence of the site through the presentation of key features that reflect its historic and its architectural, landscape architectural, or engineering significance.
The winner of the Leicester B. Holland Prize 2012 will receive a $1,000 cash prize, a certificate of recognition, and publication of the winning drawing in Architectural Record magazine. Merit awards will also be given.
There is no charge to enter the competition, but the Holland Prize Entry Form must be completed by June 1, 2012 and the completed entry postmarked by June 29, 2012.
To download the Holland Prize Entry Form and for additional information on how to participate, including competition rules and recommendations, click here. To follow The Heritage Documentation Programs on Facebook, click here.
The Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Foundation offers awards for Architecture, Design (including interior architecture, landscape architecture, environmental graphics, and industrial/product design), and Urban Design.
Two awards are offered for 2012. The SOM Prize is a $50,000 research and travel fellowship which will enable one outstanding student to do in-depth research, collaborate with other designers, and pursue independent study outside the realm of established patterns. A $20,000 travel fellowship will be awarded to the second strongest candidate.
Eligibility: Graduating undergraduate and graduate students of accredited U.S. schools of Architecture, Design and Urban Design are eligible. A multi-disciplinary, independent jury of prominent professionals, together with one SOM Foundation director, selects the winners based on portfolio, research plans and travel itineraries. U.S. citizenship is not required. For the 2012 awards, the applicant's degree must be received between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.
For more information and to download the 2012 Program Guidelines and Intent to Apply form, go to the SOM Foundation awards web page.
The Intent to Apply form needed to be postmarked no later than Monday, April 23, 2012. Submissions were to be received no later than 5:00 pm Monday, July 23, 2012. Winners were to be notified no later than Friday, August 3, 2012.
Each year the Landscape Architectural Registration Board Foundation (LARBF), the non-profit charitable foundation of the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards (CLARB), sponsors the Wayne Grace Memorial Student Design Competition, which recognizes outstanding student examples of landscape architectural work that clearly demonstrate how the practice of landscape architecture and licensing affects quality of life.
Submissions will be accepted until June 29, 2012 for this year's competition. One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize plus $1,000 credit towards taking the L.A.R.E. or purchasing/renewing a CLARB Council Record.
Details at a glance:
- This competition is open to any student or team of students currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Landscape Architectural Degree Program. If a team of students submits a project, the majority of students on the team must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate Landscape Architectural Degree Program.
- Students are encouraged to submit class projects.
- It costs only $25 to submit an entry.
- All entries will be submitted electronically.
- One grand prize winner will receive a $1,000 cash prize + $1,000 credit with CLARB that can be used to a) register for the L.A.R.E. or b) purchase/renew a CLARB Council Record. (If the winning project is submitted by a team of students, each team member will receive an equal share of prizes awarded.)
- Depending on the quality of submissions received, judges may "recognize" additional submissions. If a student's submission is "recognized" but not selected as the grand prize winner, the student will receive $1,000 credit with CLARB that can be used to a) register for the L.A.R.E. or b) purchase/renew a CLARB Council Record. (If a team of students submitted the project that is "recognized," each team member will receive an equal share of the $1,000 credit with CLARB.)
- Submissions were accepted until June 29, 2012.
- Winners were to be announced by August 31, 2012.
The competition honors Wayne Grace, who dedicated himself to improving quality of life through the conscientious practice of landscape architecture, and who worked tirelessly to advance the cause of licensure.
For information about the competition, go to the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards web site.