March Forward and Challenge Yourself

GRAPHISOFT North America announces an exciting student design competition that challenges you to position Philadelphia’s rich history in front of the millions of tourists who visit it annually.  The City of Brotherly Love hosts dozens of concerts, conventions, sporting events, and festivals – so the draw is there, but what the city lacks are temporary mobile visitor centers that can be brought to those venues and welcome event attendees.

In this national one-stage competition – U.S.-based architecture students (graduate or undergraduate) will be challenged to develop and design a mobile visitor’s center using shipping containers that could be constructed in various locations around the city of Philadelphia.

A total of $3,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners.

Click here to receive all competition information on eligibility, how to register, submission deadlines and entry requirements.  Or for additional information or questions about the competition, please contact Rita Hicks, GRAPHISOFT North America, at 

Brought to you by GRAPHISOFT North America, makers of ARCHICAD, and noted architectural and engineering firm, Kitchen & Associates, and proudly supported by AIA West Jersey, a section of AIA New Jersey.

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BIG Advice in Eight Minutes

The clip below contains advice for young architects from renown Danish architect Bjarke Ingels. In about eight minutes, aspiring architects will hear why Ingels believes architecture is fundamentally important for the world we live in.

In this interview from December of 2014, Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group located in Copenhagen and New York, Ingels explains his view which hinges on the notion that “humans don’t adapt to life, but life adapts to human needs”. He challenges young architects designing tomorrow’s world “to acquire the tools and language to comprehend the human needs outside of the architectural bubble, and understand that they are here to accommodate – and not to be accommodated.”


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