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This submission by Kevin Scott of Röllerhaus Pictureworks & Design Co. won Best in Show in the 2011 Ken Roberts Memorial Boundary Contest. The final call for entries is now open (details below).


It’s a new week, and many exciting architecture and design challenges have been added to our Bustler competition database over the past few days.

For this week’s selections, we have selected four submissions inviting outstanding examples of architectural delineation, innovative ideas for the False Creek floodplain in Vancouver, redevelopment concepts for the BIS site in Basel, Switzerland, and proposals design for a sanctuary for homeless girls in rural Iraq.

For the full directory of newly listed competitions, click here.




The 47th Ken Roberts (KRob) Memorial Boundary Contest
Deadline for registration/submission: Friday, July 9, 2021

“The Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) has been celebrating the best in architectural delineation for 47 years. A Dallas classic that has received international recognition, KRob honors manual and digital delineation by professionals and students around the world. With an average of over 400 entries from 25 countries over the past few years, the visibility of the competition continues to grow.The Ken Roberts Memorial Boundary Competition is the longest-running architectural drawing competition currently in operation in the world.


Sea2City Design Challenge
Deadline for registration/submission: Tuesday, July 13, 2021

“The City of Vancouver is launching the Sea2City Design Challenge (Sea2City) to help inform a framework and vision to guide urban development and ecological revitalization in Vancouver’s False Creek floodplain, a much-loved and constrained urban waterway in the heart of the city. and an exciting design challenge will engage two multidisciplinary teams in a competitive bid process to work cooperatively with the City of Vancouver to explore approaches to adapting to sea level rise, broaden flood management approaches and raise public awareness of climate change and sea level rise. Sea2City will include a creative and interactive public engagement and communications program that will run from September 2021 to July 2022 . »


Open call: development of the BIS site
Registration deadline: Monday, July 26, 2021
Submission deadline: Friday, August 6, 2021

“The Bank for International Settlements, located in the heart of Basel and at the center of Europe, serves as a regular forum for meetings of its group of central bankers, financial regulators and supervisory authorities. Over the past decades, the BRI has expanded its presence in Basel as its activities have grown. This expansion has been accompanied over the past decades by the acquisition of premises in the immediate vicinity of the Tower. The current facilities are concentrated on two major sites in Basel, the Tower site and the Botta building site. With the exception of the Tower building, the buildings on the Tower site are aging and inefficient or cannot be used at all, requiring the Bank to rebuild at some point.Therefore, to ensure sufficient flexibility to meet demands over the coming decades, the Bank is seeking to upgrade its current facilities to support r new ways of working and bringing all its Basel-based staff together in one place to foster collaboration.”


A sanctuary for girls in Iraq
Deadline for registration/submission: Saturday, November 20, 2021

“The Tamayouz Excellence Award invites architects and designers to submit their ideas for a safe and comfortable space for homeless girls that meets their health, educational and psychosocial needs and helps them realize their own potential. […] The sanctuary will be committed to the well-being of children throughout their childhood as a preventive measure in the fight against abandonment and social ostracism. The sanctuary should aim to restore balance in the lives of abandoned, destitute and spiritually and physically traumatized children, and help establish a new environment where awareness of these issues spreads. It should also inspire NGOs to start taking control and contributing more to the community.”

If you would like to contribute to contests, awards programs, or calls for entries that are not yet listed on Bustler, submit them directly to our team for consideration. We might include them in next week’s roundup.

If you’re curious about Bustler’s extensive advertising strategies for architecture and design competitions, get in touch, and our team will be happy to help strategize with you.








Some current competitions on Bustler that might interest you…


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Register before Wed 27 Apr 2022

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Register before Tue, April 19, 2022

Submit by Tue May 24, 2022


Land Art Generator Initiative 2022 Mannheim: Beautiful Forms of Energy

Register/Submit by Sun Sep 4, 2022


Lake Myvatn Community House in Iceland

Register before Thu April 21, 2022

Submit by Thu, May 26, 2022