The Chicago Architecture Center and the Chicago Architecture Biennial are proud to support the Fall 2019 BP Student Design Competition. The competition asks young people to share ideas about how design can play a role in creating shared spaces and improving communities. The competition welcomes submissions that explore ideas about architecture and the built environment from a wide range of disciplines including design but also the humanities, visual and performing arts, and STEM fields.
A comprehensive competition manual including a detailed prompt, example projects, and curriculum resources will be available for download in September 2019.
Winning entries from the 2017 BP Student Design Competition are listed below. The 2017 BP Student Design Competition invited young Chicagoans to solve a design challenge. Students chose to either create a bus shelter advertisement promoting a Chicago neighborhood, or design a public library that could serve as a vibrant community space. The 2017 Biennial theme, “Make New History,” served as the inspiration for the competition.