Designers aged under 35 are invited to enter the Young Achiever of the Year Award for those involved with a project over the last three years. The prize is a £1000 travel award and the event is organised by the Association of Building Component Manufacturers and Junior Liaison Group. Closing date 30 September, presentation 28 October 1998. Contact Peter Caplin, tel 01622 715577
A mini lighthouse-like beacon for thanksgiving and arts in Northern Ireland has gone out to competition. The £1 million beacon will stand near Belfast's Waterfront Concert Hall and be for all religions. Closing date for applications is 6 August 1998. Contact the Board of Thanksgiving Square, tel: 01232 325835.
BDP is leading a team looking at Liverpool's business district, an area of outmoded 60s office blocks supporting 4500 people. It will draw up an action and masterplan for the Old Hall Street zone. The team, including Richard Ellis, Oscar Faber Transportation, and Ecotec Research & Consulting, will finish work this September. The client is the council and English Partnerships.