ChiDesign Competition, Chicago Architecture Foundation Design Contest, CAF

ChiDesign Competition

Chicago Architecture Foundation Open International Architectural Contest

29 Jul 2015

ChiDesign Competition 2015

ChiDesign Competition 2015 News

Chicago Architecture Foundation - CAF

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s first ever design competition, soliciting ideas and visions for an imagined learning campus in downtown Chicago called the Chicago Architecture, Design + Education Center (CADE).

View from Museum Campus, Chicago:
View from Museum Campus Chicago

The CADE campus would encompass a new headquarters, visitor center, and exhibition spaces for the Chicago Architecture Foundation, a new headquarters for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, a design and allied arts high school, and flexible learning spaces for out-of-school-time youth programs. CADE will be a new kind of learning campus that will not only equip young people with 21st century design skills, but serve as a model for the way the design of education centers can be more efficient and interactive, bringing multiple communities into one modern learning space.

Chicago Model with students:
Chicago Model with students

Key Dates:
July 31, 2015: Competition questions due
August 5, 2015: Registration closes ; Competition questions answered
August 19, 2015: Late registration closes
September 9, 2015: Competition submissions due
September 17-18, 2015: Jury and student committee reviews submissions and identifies shortlist for exhibition and prize winners
October 1, 2015: Exhibition opens at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Avenue
October 8, 2015: Exhibition opening reception and announcement of competition prize winners
November 12, 2015: Exhibition promoted to international delegates at CTBUH 2015 Awards Symposium

Chicago Model:
Chicago Model

First Prize: $ 10,000
Second Prize: $ 5,000
Third Prize: $ 2,500

The Student Committee will award one cash prize of $1,000.

Website: Visit the competition website for contest rules, deadlines, and other details –

Chicago Architecture Foundation – CAF

Location: Chicago, IL, USA

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