FIU Emerging Architects Initiative
Kory Bieg (OTA+) and Clay Odom (studioMODO)
Assistant Professors at The University of Texas School of Architecture
The jury consisted of:
Eric Goldemberg (FIU Department of Architecture)
The School of Architecture at FIU seeks to enhance design innovation and encourage a culture of creativity for our community. The FIU Emerging Architects Initiative is a program that provides architects who have graduated within 15 years from an architecture school an opportunity to design and build a $16,000 innovative installation at the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building – designed by Bernard Tschumi – at the FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. This initiative is supported by generous donations from a charitable foundation and the Dean of The College of Architecture + the Arts.
To design and build a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade for events and student use on the third-floor terrace of the Paul L. Cejas School of Architecture building. Projects should inspire creativity and innovation at its highest level and reflect an ethical spirit of making with an attention to craft.
Specifically, the project must be designed to meet the following criteria:
The Process for selecting the winning Rooftop Installation.
An open submission process invites individuals and/or groups who have graduated within 15 years from an architecture school to submit portfolios, either in PDF format or links to websites of their work for review.
Employees or agents of Florida International University and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and the members of their immediate families or those persons living in the same household of such individuals are ineligible to enter or win. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. Void where prohibited by law.
Deadline: May 15, 2015, 5:00 ET
Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Portfolio PDFs are to be a maximum (8) 8/5”x11” pages, landscape oriented maximum of 4 MB. The first page must contain name(s) of participant(s) and architecture degree with name of institution and graduation date.
Website links are to be submitted on a single 8/5”x11” page PDF. This page must contain name(s) of participant(s), architecture degree with name of institution and graduation date, and a link to a website showing the participant’s work.
First Jury Session
The jury will be composed of representatives from the three design programs at FIU (Departments of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Landscape Architecture + Environmental and Urban Design) and other design professionals.
Five Finalists will be announced on May 30, 2015.
Each finalist will be awarded $1,000 to make a design proposal for the Rooftop Installation.
Deadline for finalists to submit design proposals: June 30, 2015
Proposals are to be a maximum of (10) 8/5”x11” pages, landscape oriented maximum of 10 MB. The first page must contain name(s) of participant(s) and architecture degree with name of institution and graduation date.
Second Jury Session
The jury selects a winning submission from the five finalists’ design proposals.
Winning design proposal will be announced on July 30, 2015.
The winning designer(s) will receive a $6000 prize.
The winning designer(s) will work with FIU to build the installation with a budget of $16,000, subject to university review and approval.
The installation will be completed by January 30, 2016 for opening celebration.
The Process for building winning project
Upon the approval by the Dean of The College of Architecture + the Arts, the winner will be awarded a commission to build the installation with a budget of $16,000, subject to university review and approval. The winner is responsible for constructing the project – including all labor and materials – and for insuring that the project complies with all applicable codes and regulations. The completed project will be celebrated with an opening event advertised broadly and will be featured in FIU publications and media. All submission material and the final constructed project will be the property of The College of Architecture + the Arts at Florida International University.
May 15, Deadline: Open submission process, First Jury, nominees notified
May 30, 2015: Finalists announced, Competition packets are distributed
June 30, 2015: Proposals Due
July 30, 2015: Second Jury, Winner announced
August to December 2015: Review process, design refinements
January 1-21, 2016: Construction on site
January 2016: TBA Opening celebration
For more information, and if you have any questions, contact Gray Read, FlU, email@example.com.