The inaugural Joan B. Calambokidis Innovation in Masonry Design Competition challenges architects, engineers, students, and firms to imagine the future of masonry design.
Participants should rethink the innovative potential of masonry construction by exploring approaches to energy efficiency, resiliency, sustainability, and mass customization. Use of BIM, computational design, and emerging construction and manufacturing techniques is also encouraged. All designs must incorporate one or more of the following materials: brick, concrete block, tile, marble, terrazzo, stone, and plaster. Solutions should address both the aesthetic and structural nature of masonry assembly. The proposed project could be a building; exterior building element such as a wall, floor, or roof assembly; or other concept construction. The competition invites creative freedom to allow designers to innovate without restraint.
View the competition details, brief, and register online.
Registration deadline: November 15, 2017
Submission deadline: November 30, 2017
3 grand prize winners will be awarded across 3 categories: students; young architects and engineers; and firms, multidisciplinary teams, and individual architects/engineers.
- Student Category: $5,000 awarded to student(s). An additional $5,000 will be awarded to the specific school program the student(s) is enrolled in. If student team members are from different programs, colleges or universities, the $5,000 award will be split among the different programs, colleges, or universities.
- Young Architects/Engineer Category (under 40): $10,000
- Firms, Multidisciplinary Teams, Individual Architects/Engineers: $10,000