Urban Design News
Chicago Architecture Biennial: The Available City
This year's Chicago Architecture Biennial, The Available City, will take place from September 17 - December 18, 2021 at locations across the city. The 2021 edition will present ideas and possibilities for vacant urban spaces, activated with and for local community groups in collaboration with designers.
Taipei International Design Award 2021: Call for Entries
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2021 is now open for submissions.
SWA Group Reveals Final Design for Inclusive Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza
In alignment with San Francisco's Pride Month celebrations, SWA Group has revealed the final design for The Memorial at Harvey Milk Plaza, an evolving, inclusive gathering space in San Francisco in honor of the legacy of visionary civil and human rights leader Harvey Milk.
Design Museum Magazine's Policing Issue Explores How the Most Powerful Institution Functions by Design
Design Museum Everywhere has released a special edition of Design Museum Magazine. Guest Edited by Jennifer Rittner, 'The Policing Issue: How one of the most powerful institutions functions by design,' tackles the unspoken truths and history of policing, and explores how design can be used to deeply oppress people of color.
MIT Press Launches Open Access Collection of 34 Classic Architecture and Urban Studies Titles
The MIT Press has launched 'MIT Press Open Architecture and Urban Studies,' a robust digital collection of classic and previously out-of-print architecture and urban studies books, on their digital book platform.
NYCxDESIGN Launches IMPACTxDESIGN Competition
NYCxDESIGN has launched its first design competition to showcase how design can enhance public space and foster engagement.
The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence Speaker Series with Northeastern University
Join the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) and Northeastern University for the Myra Kraft Open Classroom 'Inspiring Design' speaker series, exploring how people and places nationwide are responding to the crucial charge of creating equitable and inclusive places for all.
NYCxDESIGN Launches Its First Grant as a Non-Profit
NYCxDESIGN has announced its inaugural Breakout Grant, created to support independent design entrepreneurs with significant funding and visibility.
Margolese National Design for Living Prize 2021
The University of British Columbia's School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) is calling for nominations for the 2021 Margolese National Design for Living Prize - a $50,000 award that recognizes a Canadian citizen making a remarkable impact on the built environment through design.
KPF Reveals Designs for T. Rowe Price HQ
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF) has unveiled its design for the new global headquarters for Baltimore-based investment management firm T. Rowe Price.
The Chicago Athenaeum Launches 2021 American Architecture Awards
The Chicago Athenaeum is calling for entries for the 2021 American Architecture Awards. The Awards honor the best, new significant buildings and landscape and planning projects designed and/or built in the United States and abroad by the most important American architects and planners practicing nationally and internationally.
Design for Sustainable Cities International Competition
BE OPEN and Cumulus launched 'Design for Sustainable Cities,' an international competition open to students and graduates of all art, design, architecture and media disciplines of universities and colleges worldwide.
Green Good Design Awards 2021
The 2021 Green Good Design Awards are now open for submissions. Organized by the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies and the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design, the awards program aims to recognize outstanding individuals, companies, organizations, governments, and institutions - together with their products, services, programs, ideas, and concepts - that have forwarded exceptional thinking and inspired greater progress toward a healthier and more sustainable universe.
C40 Cities Launches 'Students Reinventing Cities' Competition
C40 Cities, a global network of cities committed to bold climate action, has launched a pioneering competition to offer students and universities from across the globe a platform to share their vision for green and thriving neighborhoods through ideas, innovations and solutions.
Kokaistudios Renovates Galleria-Instreet in Beijing
Kokaistudios recently breathed new life into an overlooked and underused street in central Beijing.
CBDX: Cities for All
The School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape (SAPL) at the University of Calgary has launched a design competition intended to spark an international discussion around equitable, inclusive cities.
Exhibit Columbus Announces 2020 Online Symposium
Exhibit Columbus - which launched in 2016 to celebrate the design legacy of Columbus, Indiana, through its annual exploration of architecture, art, design and community - has announced its third national symposium.
Our New Social Reality: The Future of the Public Realm
Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects is organizing a two-part conversation on the future of design and community engagement in the public realm. Bringing together a group of architects and community advocates, the conversation will highlight Detroit's unique perspective, and ask what can be learned from the city's history of resilience and community organizing as we attempt to grasp our new social reality.
Van Alen Institute Announces Winners of 'Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge' Competition
Van Alen Institute has announced the winners of Reimagining Brooklyn Bridge, an international design competition to rethink the iconic Brooklyn Bridge walkway.
White Arkitekter Wins Competition to Design New Waterfront Park in Bergen
White Arkitekter has been selected to design a new beach park and sea bath in Bergen, Norway. The proposal, 'True Blue,' is based on water, which is the most tangible element in Bergen to create a new meeting place where residents can experience water throughout the year.
City of Baltimore Publishes 'Design for Distancing: Ideas Guidebook'
The City of Baltimore has released the 'Design for Distancing Guidebook,' a digital resource that will provide safe placemaking inspiration for businesses, cities, and people worldwide to safely reopen and improve their own public spaces.
SWA Group Designs The Promenade On Forest
SWA Group has designed 'The Promenade On Forest,' a pandemic-age pedestrian plaza with dining, shopping and safe gathering spaces in laguna beach.
Europe 40 Under 40: Call for Entries
The 2020 Europe 40 Under 40, an annual awards program that celebrates the next new talented generation of European architects and designers, is now open for entries.
Bruce Presents Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19
Bruce Presents, the Bruce Museum's program series featuring thought leaders in the fields of art and science, returns on Thursday, June 4, 7:00 - 8:30 pm (EDT), with a Zoom virtual panel discussion: Architecture 20/20: New Visions for Public Spaces in the Age of COVID-19.
City of Baltimore Launches 'Design for Distancing' Competition
The City of Baltimore is calling for entries for its 'Design for Distancing' competition. How might we reconfigure public space to safely patronize local businesses and our main streets? This is unchartered territory, and the world needs the brightest minds and most innovative ideas.
DROM Transforms Monotone Soviet Azatlyk Square into Lively Contemporary Public Space
DROM, in collaboration with Strelka KB, transformed the main Azatlyk Square in the city of Naberezhnye Chelny into a dynamic and vibrant multi-use public space.
2020 Taipei International Design Award (TIDA)
The Taipei International Design Award (TIDA) 2020 is now open for submissions. The ethos of the 13th competition is 'Design for Adaptive City,' as an on-going gesture to the world, particularly to those with a passion for creativeness and design, a gesture in projecting the urban branding imagery of 'Design Taipei; Dream Taipei.'
Grössling City Bath Renovation Competition
Metropolitan Institute of Bratislava, Slovakia and Bratislava, the Capital City of the Slovak Republic have announced an international architectural competition to renew the historical city bath Grössling.
Kjellander Sjöberg Wins Competition to Design New Bridge in Malmö
Kjellander Sjöberg, in collaboration with the London-based bridge engineer Ian Firth and Sweco Civil, won the competition for a new bridge in Malmö.
Design Trust Calls for Equitable Public Space Fellows
Design Trust for Public Space is now accepting submissions for the 2020-2021 Design Trust Equitable Public Space Fellowship Program. The organization will select two Fellows to join the Design Trust team as full-time, paid staff members for an intensive one-year fellowship from June 2020-July 2021.