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May, 2010

  1. Santa & Cole Landscape Architecture Competition

    May 5, 2010 by architectural competitions

    Santa & Cole, the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects and the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture announce the first Santa & Cole Landscape Architecture Competition, a Europe-wide competition of ideas intended to promote and reward good professional landscape architecture work in Spain, as a new culture which modifies and enriches the surroundings. Held biennially within the framework of the European Biennial of Landscape Architecture, each competition will consider a different sphere of action.

    This first competition will reward the landscape architecture intervention in the Valle de Sant Pere, within the Belloch property, situated in the municipality of La Roca del Vallés, Barcelona.

    The people or teams who wish to enter the competition must complete and send, before 30 June 2010, the registration form available on the competition website (

    Presentation of the entries

    The entries must be delivered by hand or received by ordinary mail or by courier at the Competition Secretariat by 14:00 hours on the 10 September 2010.


    1. The competition may be entered by those multidisciplinary teams or legal entities, whose corporate aims correspond with the object of the competition, led by a team director with specific qualifications in landscape architecture, architecture or engineering linked to its object, and with documented experience in landscape projects. This director, or another representative of the team, must in turn be authorized to work in Spain and be able to draft and process a final design with the characteristics of the competition object. The multidisciplinary team may be made up of experts in any of the professional, scientific, technical or artistic spheres associated with the landscape and must include at least one landscape architect.
    2. Those considered qualified to work in Spain shall be those who are in possession of the corresponding qualification, either Spanish or legally
    recognizable (qualifications of the European Union, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland) or recognized as equivalent to the Spanish one and/or recognized by the corresponding professional association.

    1. A landscape architect shall be considered to be someone accredited by a professional landscape architecture association belonging to the International Federation of Landscape Architects (IFLA) or with specific training in landscape architecture, understood as that corresponding to the degree or master’s degree levels (official or internal qualification) of a Spanish or foreign university and those training programmes recognized by the Spanish Association of Landscape Architects (AEP) or the European Federation for Landscape Architecture (EFLA).

  2. AIA/DC Washington UNBUILT

    May 3, 2010 by architectural competitions


    The program is open to all registered architects, landscape architects, planners,interior designers, associate architects and students in the Washington Metropolitan area. The individual(s)submitting a given project must be (a)member(s) of the design team responsiblefor it, though not necessarily the head ofthat team. Projects that have won this award in previous years are not eligible for resubmission.


    The awards program is divided into two categories:• Theoretical Purely exploratory work without a client involved; e.g. submissions fordesign competitions, student projects,hypothetical or research.• Unbuilt Commissioned ProjectsPlanning, public space, urban design,buildings, interiors, transportation infrastructure, monuments, public art,etc – any project type. There are nogeographical or other restrictions onthe location of projects that ultimatelymay be built. Projects must not have begun construction by thesubmission deadline.


    There shall be at least three jurors fromthe Washington area which may includepracticing and academic architects,interior designers, landscape architects,and members of (local or federal)commissions, boards, governing agencies,and members of the Washington buildingcommunity. The jurors shall be selectedand/or approved by the Executive Committeeof the Washington Chapter/AIA.The composition of each jury is at theChapter’s discretion and shall notbe subject to review. The jury shallhave the sole authority to determinewhether and how many awards shall be awarded.


    The Executive Committee of theWashington Chapter/AIA may appointa committee to screen all entries andverify their compliance with therequirements specified herein. The Executive Committee may also appointimpartial individuals to assist thejury throughout the examination ofsubmissions. No screening committee member or jury assistant shall participate or cast a vote during the jury proceedings.The Chapter staff shall assist in the screening of entries and may assist thejurors as needed during its deliberations.


    The jury shall have the sole authority to determine which and how many awards are justified in each category. Nominimum or maximum number ofawards has been established. Projects shall be considered on their own merits regardless of size or scope. The jury’sdecisions shall be final and not subjectto review.


    Projects must be registered online at and be received at the offices of the Washington Chapter/AIAno later than 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday,June 30, 2010. No extensions shall bepermitted under any circumstances,and late projects will be disqualified.