Fentress Global Challenge 2012: Workplace of the Future

Winning student will receive $10,000 prize value including paid internship at Fentress Architects

April 3, 2012— Employee productivity, environmental quality, information technology and energy costs were of little concern when many of today’s buildings were designed. Today they are of vital importance, and understanding the fundamentals behind these demands will help designers create workplaces that increase productivity and promote innovation.

Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international idea competition created to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future design possibilities in public architecture. For the second annual competition, the studio invites architecture and interior design students to share innovative ideas about the future of workplace architecture, considering:

  • What are the fundamental purposes of a workplace?
  • How will the workplace of the future function?
  • What is the future of workplace design?

Evaluated by their Creativity, Sustainability, Functionality, and Employee Experience, the winning student will be awarded a prize valued at $10,000, including $3,000 cash and a paid internship at Fentress Architects. Second and third place winners will receive cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively. Winning designs will be displayed at the Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, California.


Competition Announcement                Monday, April 2, 2012

Registration Deadline                          Monday, August 6, 2012        

Design Submission Deadline              Monday, September 3, 2012 

Short-listed Notification                       Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Winners Announced                           Wednesday, October 24, 2012         

Internship at Fentress Architects        Summer 2013