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Team A\'s shortlisted design - Bristol Arena

First look at shortlisted designs for Bristol arena


Images have been revealed of the five finalists’ designs in the RIBA competition for a 12,000-capacity venue in central Bristol

Atlanta\'s Downtown connector. Image by Brett Weinstein

Design contest opens to overhaul Atlanta bridges


The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District and Midtown Alliance have launched an international design competition for the £4 million regeneration of two bridges in the Georgia state capital

Ivano-Frankivsk in Western Ukraine. Image by Roman Zacharij

Ukrainian city launches play spaces design contest


The City Council of Ivano-Frankivsk has launched an international ideas contest for a series of child-friendly civic spaces across the historic Western Ukraine city

Winchester, England. Image by Bruce

Winchester university seeks architect for £21m faculty


The University of Winchester is on the lookout for an architect for a new £21 million teaching centre

The Red Sands sea fort in the Thames Estuary off the Kentish coast. Image by Russss

Ideas contest launched for iconic Thames sea defences


An open international ideas competition has been launched to reinvent the ruined Red Sands sea fort in the Thames Estuary off the Kentish coast

The Himalayas in Nepal. Image by tpsdave

Contest launched for Himalayan mountain cabin


An open international design competition has been launched for a mountain cabin in the Himlayas, Nepal

Sedgefield in County Durham. Image by Bill Henderson

Architect sought for £28m Sedgefield science centre


The Centre for Process Innovation is on the lookout for an architect to design the new Centre for Innovative Formulations at NETPark in Sedgefield

Castlemilk in Glasgow. Image by Paul Ashwin

Architect sought for £8m Glasgow housing scheme


Thenue Housing Association is seeking an architect for 62 new homes across two sites in Castlemilk and Bridgeton, Glasgow

The Grange Farm estate in South Harrow, London

Architect sought for Harrow estate regeneration


Harrow Council in London is on the hunt for an architect for the £8.5 million regeneration of its Grange Farm estate

Milford on Sea beach huts. Image by Toby

Local architects blast ‘totally inappropriate’ beach huts PQQ


A raft of small local practices have called on New Forest District Council (NFDC) to rewrite its tender documents for new beach huts at Milford-on-Sea

Video: bird's eye view of St Peter’s Seminary Video


Fascinating new drone video footage gives a rare aerial view of Gillespie Kidd & Coia’s ruined St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland

Birmingham Centenary Square finalist - Atkins

Revealed: shortlist in Birmingham Centenary Square contest


The RIBA’s competitions office has named the five firms vying for the job to regenerate Birmingham’s Centenary Square

The London 2012 Olympic Park

Stanton Williams and O’Donnell + Tuomey in mix for UCL Olympic Park campus


Stanton Williams and O’Donnell + Tuomey feature among five design teams vying to masterplan a new campus for University College London (UCL) on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

WINNER: Flinders Street Station contest: Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL

Budget fears hit Herzog & de Meuron's Flinders St Station plans


A proposal to redevelop Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, by practices Herzog & de Meuron and HASSELL looks unlikely to go ahead due to funding fears

Winner: Broadway Malyan\'s entry in the competition to design the \'Destination Hub\' in Everton Park, Liverpool (model)

Funding doubts loom over Broadway Malyan's Everton Park plans


Broadway Malyan’s plans for a landmark new visitor centre in Liverpool’s Everton Park are hanging by a thread after costs soared by more than £1million

The Roman Baths in Bath, England. Image by Diliff

RIBA opens future Bath ideas contest


RIBA South West has launched a contest seeking radical ideas for the future of Bath

Parkhead in Glasgow. Image by Stephen Sweeney

Hunt begins for Parkhead school regeneration architect


The Glasgow Building Preservation Trust (GBPT) is seeking a conservation architect to restore Parkhead Public School

Postbridge visitor centre. Image by Nigel Cox

Architect sought for Dartmoor visitor centre overhaul


Dartmoor National Park Authority is on the hunt for an architect for a £150,000 overhaul of its Postbridge visitor centre

The Ebola outbreak. Image by Global Panorama

Design contest launched for mobile Ebola hospitals


An international design competition has been a launched to create a series of portable micro-hospitals for treating people infected with Ebola

Mikhail Riches\' victorious New Chapel, Longwall contest

Mikhail Riches wins latest New College contest


Mikhail Riches has beaten ADP, Adrian James Architects and Richard Griffiths Architects to win New College Oxford’s Longwall project

Helensburgh in Scotland. Image by Clydecoast

Gareth Hoskins and Gillespies win Helensburgh park overhaul job


Gareth Hoskins Architects and Gillespies have won a publicly tendered design contract for a £2 million revamp of Hermitage Park in Helensburgh

A ruined fort on nearby St Michael\'s Isle. Image by Kevin Rothwell

Metropolitan Workshop scoops £20m Isle of Man hotel regeneration


Metropolitan Workshop has won a design competition for a new boutique hotel and residential development near Castletown on the Isle of Man

Cliffords Tower in York

Hugh Broughton bags York Castle job


Hugh Broughton Architects has won a publicly tendered contract worth £144,000 to overhaul York’s iconic Cliffords Tower

Wright & Wright Royal Academy of Engineering

Wright & Wright wins Royal Academy of Engineering job


Wright & Wright Architects has been appointed to design the new Enterprise Hub at the John Nash-designed headquarters of the Royal Academy of Engineering

Video: bird's eye view of St Peter’s Seminary Video


Fascinating new drone video footage gives a rare aerial view of Gillespie Kidd & Coia’s ruined St Peter’s Seminary in Cardross, Scotland

Brentford Lock West phase two

Mae's Brentford Lock West scheme wins full planning


Architect Mae’s 141-home second phase of the Brentford Lock West development in west London has been granted full planning permission.

Buttress\' early concepts for the new Blackpool Museum - theatre space

Buttress scoops £21m Blackpool Museum contest


Manchester-based Buttress has won the competition to design a £21 million museum focussing on Blackpool’s history

Photograph of Eng. Wael Al Lawati (Chief Executive Officer, Omran) and Graham Morrison (Partner, Allies and Morrison) at the contract signing ceremony appointing Allies and Morrison as the masterplanning consultant for the Al-Irfan Urban Development Proje

Allies and Morrison scoops 740ha Oman masterplan


Allies and Morrison has won an RIBA-run invited contest to masterplan an enormous new mixed-use district in Muscat, Oman

MOBO Architects\' competition-winning scheme to overhaul the Cartagena UNESCO World Heritage site in Colombia

MOBO wins Cartagena public realm overhaul job


[First look + plans + project data] Emerging London-based MOBO Architects has taken first place in a design competition to overhaul the Cartagena UNESCO World Heritage site in Colombia

How to design a successful awards or competition entry

1-Jan-2013 | By

7 tips on how to design entry boards, fill in forms and what kind of photography you’ll need to win

How to sell your project to an interview panel

1-Jan-2013 | By

10 tips on how to convince a judging panel, client or jury that you’re the right practice for the job

How to present to planning officers, clients or the general public

1-Jan-2013 | By

What to do, and what to avoid, when presenting to review panels, heritage groups, and more… 

Greenwich Painted Hall. Image by Steve Cadman

Competitions: editor's pick 30.01.15

29-Jan-2015 | By

Restoring Greenwich’s iconic Painted Hall, a new teaching centre for the University of Winchester and regenerating Soar Island in Leicester. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The Himalayas in Nepal. Image by tpsdave

Competitions: editor's pick 23.01.15

22-Jan-2015 | By

A mountain hut in the Himalayas, Sedgefield’s £28 million Centre for Innovative Formulations and an £8 million housing scheme in Glasgow. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

St Martin\'s Church in Castlemilk, Glasgow. Image credit Architectural Press Archive / RIBA Library Photographs Collection

Competitions: editor's pick 16.01.15

15-Jan-2015 | By

Restoring St Martin’s Church in Glasgow, 13 ‘architectural gems’ in China and station design for Doha’s new metro. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Milford-on-Sea beach huts. Image by Jim Champion

Competitions: editor's pick 09.01.15

8-Jan-2015 | By

Beach huts for Milford-on-Sea, restoring Parkhead Public School in Glasgow and overhauling the National Maritime Museum’s West Wing. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Nine Elms in south west London

Competitions: editor's pick 12.12.14

11-Dec-2014 | By

A new bridge for Nine Elms in London, a flood training centre in Grimsby and masterplanning open spaces at Adidas’ headquarters. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The University of Glasgow. Image by Diliff

Competitions: editor's pick 05.12.14

4-Dec-2014 | By

Masterplanning Glasgow university, a new outpatients building for the Children’s University Hospital in Dublin and regenerating Guildford town centre. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Bamyan Valley. Image by Afghanistan Matters

Competitions: editor's pick 28.11.14

27-Nov-2014 | By

A new cultural centre for Bamiyan, overhauling Sussex university’s life sciences buildings and a medical centre in South Kilburn. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Omagh in Northern Ireland. Image by Kenneth Allen

Competitions: editor's pick 20.11.14

20-Nov-2014 | By

Omagh’s new schools campus, overhauling a Greenock housing estate and two moveable information kiosks for London Bridge. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions