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Stavanger harbour in Norway. Image by Guillaume Baviere

Design contest opens for Scandinavian prefabricated homes

20-Nov-2014

An international design competition has been launched for new prefabricated housing in Norway and Estonia

Chicago. Image by a4gpa

Ideas contest opens for Obama presidential library in Chicago

20-Nov-2014

The Chicago Architecture Club has launched an international ideas contest for a Barack Obama Presidential Library

Allies and Morrison\'s competition winning scheme for Oriel College

Allies and Morrison wins delayed Oriel College contest

19-Nov-2014

Oxford’s Oriel College has finally chosen Allies and Morrison to overhaul social spaces and catering facilities in a wedge-shaped area between the college’s Grade I-listed hall and a medieval wall

London Bridge

Contest launched for London Bridge information kiosks

19-Nov-2014

IdeasTap has launched a design competition for two moveable information kiosks near London Bridge

The Mackintosh Library as forensic archaeology begins

Archaeologists begin to sift through Mac Library ruins Video

19-Nov-2014

Forensic archaeologists have started the ‘painstaking work’ of excavating the remains of the Mackintosh Library at the Glasgow School of Art (GSA)

Greenock in Scotland. Image by Dave souza

Architect sought for £20m Greenock estate renewal

19-Nov-2014

River Clyde Homes is on the hunt for an architect to overhaul a 600-unit housing estate in central Greenock

Omagh in Northern Ireland. Image by Kenneth Allen

Hunt begins for Omagh schools campus architect

18-Nov-2014

Northern Ireland’s Department of Education is seeking an architect as part of a project manager-led team for a £150 million schools campus in Omagh

Andrew Burges\' and Grimshaw\'s competition-winning design for a new park and leisure centre in Sydney’s Green Square district

Andrew Burges and Grimshaw win Sydney aquatics centre contest Video

18-Nov-2014

Grimshaw and Australia’s Andrew Burges Architects have won an international contest for a new park and leisure centre in Sydney’s Green Square district

The Vienna metro in Austria

Vienna launches subway station design contest

13-Nov-2014

Vienna’s public transport authority has launched a design competition for a series of stations on its new underground rail line

The Canning Town Caravanserai in east London

Contest launched for east London moveable parks

12-Nov-2014

Ash Sakula Architects has opened a design contest for a series of moveable parks in east London

Camden in London. Image by R4vi

Hunt begins for Camden infill housing architects

12-Nov-2014

Camden Council is seeking architects for seven residential infill projects on sites across the north London borough

Mackintosh fire May 2014

Mac restoration job drums up global interest Video

12-Nov-2014

Fourteen firms from across the globe have thrown their hats into the ring to take on the restoration of Glasgow School of Art’s Mackintosh building, AJ has learned

Threshfied Quarry

Masterplanner sought for £4m Threshfield Quarry regeneration

11-Nov-2014

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is on the lookout for a masterplanner to overhaul Threshfield Quarry in the Yorkshire Dales National Park

Budapest City Park

Star architects line up for re-launched Budapest gallery contest

10-Nov-2014

David Chipperfield, Renzo Piano and Jean Nouvel have been long listed to design Budapest’s new National Gallery and Ludwig Museum after an open competition was abandoned

Socrates Sculpture Park in New York. Image by Vbenjou

Contest opens for New York sculpture park folly

6-Nov-2014

The Architectural League has launched a competition for a temporary folly inside New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park

Forte Portuense in Rome, Italy

Ideas contest opens for Rome fortress overhaul

5-Nov-2014

An international under-35s ideas competition has been launched for a new leisure and cultural complex within Rome’s ruined Forte Portuense

Derry-Londonderry in Northern Ireland. Image by Ardfern

Derry seeks architect for boathouse revamp

5-Nov-2014

Derry City Council is seeking an architect for a £1 million overhaul of its Prehen Boathouse

The London 2012 Olympic Park

Masterplanner sought for UCL Olympic Park campus

5-Nov-2014

The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) is on the hunt for an architect to masterplan a new campus for University College London (UCL) on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tim Ronalds Architects\' shortlisted design for Marlborough College

Finalists reveal their designs for Marlborough College

5-Nov-2014

Marlborough College has released images of the five concept designs shortlisted in the invited competition for the £10 million overhaul of its science facilities

David Chipperfield Architects\' Musée des Beaux-arts scheme in Reims, France

Chipperfield’s Reims arts museum shelved

3-Nov-2014

David Chipperfield Architects’ competition-winning Grand Musée Boulingrin project has been abandoned after Reims’ mayor declared it was too expensive

Allies and Morrison\'s competition winning scheme for Oriel College

Allies and Morrison wins delayed Oriel College contest

19-Nov-2014

Oxford’s Oriel College has finally chosen Allies and Morrison to overhaul social spaces and catering facilities in a wedge-shaped area between the college’s Grade I-listed hall and a medieval wall

Twelve Architects\' competition-winning scheme for a new airport at Rostov on Don in southern Russia

Twelve unveils Rostov on Don airport scheme

18-Nov-2014

Twelve Architects has revealed its competition-winning scheme for a new airport at Rostov on Don in southern Russia

BIG Smithsonian

BIG reveals plans for Washington’s Smithsonian

18-Nov-2014

Danish practice BIG, the architect behind the proposed new square at Battersea Power Station, has revealed its plans to overhaul Washington’s Smithsonian campus

Andrew Burges\' and Grimshaw\'s competition-winning design for a new park and leisure centre in Sydney’s Green Square district

Andrew Burges and Grimshaw win Sydney aquatics centre contest Video

18-Nov-2014

Grimshaw and Australia’s Andrew Burges Architects have won an international contest for a new park and leisure centre in Sydney’s Green Square district

Heatherwick Studio\'s Pier 55 floating park scheme in New York

Heatherwick picked for New York’s ‘Pier 55’ floating park

17-Nov-2014

Thomas Heatherwick has won a competition to create a new floating public park and performance space – known as Pier 55 – in New York

The Oaks: Haptic\'s village entrance

Top UK talents to design Czech housing scheme

14-Nov-2014

Seven British architects among those selected to work on The Oaks, a €400 million, 220-home development on the outskirts of Prague

Battersea - phasing plan

BIG to make UK debut with new square at Battersea

12-Nov-2014

World-famous Danish practice BIG is finally set to make its UK debut after winning a contest to design a key new square at Battersea Power Station

Hassell\'s competition-winning scheme to overhaul the University of Brighton in Sussex

Hassell bags Brighton university masterplanning job

30-Oct-2014

Hassell has won a contest to re-masterplan the University of Brighton in Sussex

Somers Town in Camden, London. Image by Stephen McKay

Adam Khan, DSDHA and Duggan Morris scoop £40m Somers Town overhaul

20-Oct-2014

Adam Khan, Duggan Morris and DSDHA are among a raft of teams chosen for the £40 million overhaul of Somers Town near St Pancras, London

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… 

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

Taipei in Taiwan. Image by peellden

Competitions: editor's pick 13.11.14

13-Nov-2014 | By

A museum of art for New Taipei, Camden residential infill projects and regenerating Threshfield Quarry in Yorkshire. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

The London 2012 Olympic Park

Competitions: editor's pick 07.11.14

6-Nov-2014 | By

A new campus for UCL on the Olympic Park, overhauling Derry’s boathouse and an ideas contest for a disused fortress in Rome. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Ukraine revolution. Image by ?? ???????

Competitions: editor's pick 31.10.14

30-Oct-2014 | By

A monument to fallen protestors in Kyiv, a South African wildlife centre and flood defences in Boston. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Image by Artyominc

Competitions: editor's pick 24.10.14

23-Oct-2014 | By

A new headquarters for Rio’s Sound and Image Museum, Swansea University’s innovation factory and regenerating two Midlothian primary schools. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Mackintosh fire May 2014

Competitions: editor's pick 17.10.14

16-Oct-2014 | By

Reconstructing Glasgow’s Mackintosh Building, an overhaul of Stirling’s Andrew Melville Hall and the Bellaria Hill antenna park in Salerno. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Kirkcudbright Town Hall. Image by MJ Richardson

Competitions: editor's pick 10.10.14

9-Oct-2014 | By

A new art gallery for Kirkcudbright, a design framework for the Norwegian railways and upgrading visitor facilities at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions

Centenary Square in Birmingham. Image by Keith Edkins

Competitions: editor's pick 03.10.14

2-Oct-2014 | By

Upgrading Birmingham’s Centenary Square, regenerating Hay Castle and a new museum for Pompeii. The editor’s pick of this week’s top competitions