B.I.G. Architectural Design Contest


You can find guard booths built by B.I.G. Enterprises just about anywhere.  You’ll see them serving or protecting transportation, chemical, agricultural, manufacturing, university, entertainment and corporate facilities throughout North America.  There are literally thousands of them – everywhere.

Overview

Architects are invited to sketch a proposed booth and post their designs on Instagram by tagging #BigBooth_architect_contest

Sketch a booth for the chance to receive a $2,000 first place, $1,000 second place, $500 third place, $300 popular award reward for your outstanding sketch—and see your sketch being used in advertising to promote B.I.G. booths.

Enter today!  We look forward to receiving your sketch.  Read the contest rules below and join the fun!

Contest Rules

Contest sponsor:
B.I.G. Enterprises, Inc.

Contest term:
B.I.G. Architectural booth design contest begins January 25, 2017 at 4 pm Pacific time and ends August 23, 2017 at 12 pm Pacific time. All entries must be received by August 23, 2017 at 12 pm Pacific time.

By participating in this contest, the architect gives up all rights to their sketches.

This is a skills-based contest and chance plays no part in the determination of winners.

Who may enter: 
Any licensed architect who submits a sketch of one or more booths OR any student architect who submits a sketch of one or more booths AND who can show proof of currently participating in an architectural program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA). The only people excluded from participating in this contest are the employees of B.I.G. Enterprises and any immediate family members who may be licensed architects.

How to enter: 

Each entry consists of:

  • A sketched concept for a B.I.G. Enterprise guard booth or info kiosk
  • Post the design on Instagram by tagging #BigBooth_architect_contest
  • After posting to Instagram, take a screenshot of your post and email to architecturaldesigncontest@gmail.com together with a photo of your license or diploma. 
  • For students, email a photo of your student registration card for an architectural school (accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board --- NAAB or by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture --- ACSA ) along with a screenshot of your post.

 

Simon David is Senior Urban Designer and Landscape Architect at the world renowned Bjarke Ingels Group in New York City. He is currently project leader for The BIG U, phase one - a 2.5 mile coastal resiliency project to protect Lower Manhattan from floods and sea level rise while improving 60 acres of public space. Simon was manager for the Pittsburgh Lower Hill Master Plan, a mixed-use development near Pittsburgh’s financial downtown. Simon has been a juror and critic for the New York ASLA Annual Awards, GSAPP at Columbia University, and Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, Departments of Architecture & Landscape Architecture. Simon was also the winner of the much-coveted international Gabriel Prize.

 

Dwayne Oyler is a Co-Founder of Oyler Wu Collaborative, an experimental architectural firm based in Los Angeles.  Oyler Wu Collaborative has been published globally and is recognized for its excellence in architectural design, research, and fabrication. Dwayne is one of the Principal Architects for the recently completed residential Taipei Tower 5.0, 3DS Culinary, and the ongoing Los Angeles Bikeway and Greenway Project. Dwayne has taught architecture studios at Columbia University, Syracuse University, The Research Institute for Experimental Architecture, and The Cooper Union and is currently teaching architecture design studios at The Southern California Institute of Architecture. Dwayne has won numerous awards including the 2013 Design Vanguard Award from Architectural Record.

 

Judging & prizes: 
The owners of B.I.G. Enterprises will select 20 finalists from the designs based on three criteria: innovative design, creative use of building materials and build-ability.  Keep in mind, B.I.G. exclusively uses galvanized and stainless steel.

Our two award-winning U.S. architects will make the final decision and choose 1st, 2nd and 3rd place from among the 20 based on the same criteria: innovative design, creative use of building materials and build-ability. Once again, keep in mind, B.I.G. exclusively uses galvanized and stainless steel.

Throughout the contest, Instagram users will be invited to vote for the best design, by giving sketches a “like”, constituting a popular vote.

After October 15, 2017, the winners will be announced on Instagram and FaceBook, then checks will be mailed to the winners.  

NOTE: The three winning architects selected by the judges may be asked by B.I.G. Enterprises to submit subsequent drawings to clarify certain elements of their designs.

The four winning designs will be published on Instagram, FaceBook, the B.I.G. Enterprises’ website and in one or two B.I.G. Enterprises’ eblasts. $2,000 first place, $1,000 second place, $500 third place, $300 popular award

RETURN OF PRIZE NOTIFICATION AS UNDELIVERABLE, WHETHER BY REGULAR MAIL OR BY E-MAIL, MAY RESULT IN DISQUALIFICATION AND SELECTION OF AN ALTERNATIVE POTENTIAL WINNER.

Conditions: 
Up to 3 different sketches or concepts from one licensed architect can be posted on B.I.G.’s Instagram pages. Secondly, up to 3 different sketches or concepts from one student architect who can show proof of currently participating in an architectural program accredited by the National Architectural AccreditingBoard (NAAB) can be posted on B.I.G.’s Instagram pages. By participating in this contest, the architect or student architect gives up all rights to their sketches. 

Data privacy:
Entrants agree that personal data, especially name and address, may be processed, shared, and otherwise used for the purposes and within the context of the Contest. The data may also be used by Sponsor in order to verify the entrant's identity and telephone number or to otherwise verify the entrant's eligibility to participate in the Contest. Entrants have the right to access, review, rectify, or cancel any personal data held by Sponsor by sending an email to architecturaldesigncontest@gmail.com  

Personal data will be used by Sponsor and its affiliates exclusively for the purposes stated herein.

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