Announcing the 2018/2019 Fentress Global Challenge

7TH EDITION INVITES STUDENTS TO RE-ENVISION THE AIRPORT TERMINAL BUILDING IN THE YEAR 2075

Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2018/2019 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 some of the world’s busiest international airports as a framework. Some of the aspects students will have to take into consideration are local context, technological trends, project feasibility and passenger experience.

This is the seventh year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of US$10,000 in cash and includes the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event where the winner(s) will receive the award. 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 all over the globe. It’s been inspiring to see and evaluate the ideas of the next generation of designers.”

Fentress Architects creates inspired design to improve the human environment. Founded by Curtis W. Fentress in 1980, the firm has designed $43 billion of public architectural projects worldwide, visited by more than 550 million people each year. Fentress is a dynamic learning organization, driven to grow its ability to design, innovate, and exceed client expectations. The firm has been honored with more than 500 distinctions for design excellence and innovation. Fentress Architects has studios in Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Houston, Texas; Washington, D.C.; London, U.K.; and Shanghai, China.

COMPETITION SCHEDULE

Competition Announcement – May 31, 2018

Design Submission – May 31, 2019

Shortlist Announcement – July 1, 2019

Winners Announcement – July 29, 2019

Architectural Event – Fall 2019

AWARDS

1ST PLACE – US$15,000

The top prize includes US$10,000 cash and the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event where you will receive your award. Airfare, lodging, and entrance fee will be paid for by Fentress Architects not to exceed US$5,000. Winners are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and paperwork. If entering as a group, the monetary prize and attendance at the architectural event will be distributed equally.

2ND PLACE – US$2,000

3RD PLACE – US$1,000

2 PEOPLE’s CHOICE AWARDS – US$1,000

Register today! 

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