Fentress Architects Announces its 2017 Annual Student Global Challenge

6th Edition Invites Students to Re-Envision the Airport Terminal Building in the Year 2075 

Denver, CO (May 2017) - Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2017 Fentress Global Challenge, an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme, consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, is envisioning an airport of the future.

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075 using one of 10 existing international airports, taking into consideration local context, technological trends, and project feasibility and passenger experience.

This is the sixth year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of $15,000 and a summer internship at Fentress’ Denver office; four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards. 

Curt Fentress, who founded this program to promote the advancement of innovative design in public architecture, said, “The Fentress Global Challenge is an incredible way for our firm to engage with students from, literally, all over the globe. It’s been thrilling to see and evaluate the ideas of the next generation of designers.”

The schedule for the competition is:  

  • Competition Announcement - May 31, 2017
  • Design Submission - Deadline October 1, 2017
  • Shortlist Announcement - October 31, 2017
  • Winners Announcement -  November 30, 2017
  • Internship at Fentress Architects - Summer 2018

This year’s judges have not yet been announced.

Register today!