Z has a long precedence in creating and providing competitions for students and faculty. Z competitions are national and international in scope, offering unique opportunities to investigate, develop, and challenge systematic approaches to design. Entries are critiqued and judged by a jury of experts with diverse backgrounds. Competitions also assist instructors with developing a range of design challenges for use in their courses.

2024 Timber in the City Competition

2024 Timber in the City 5

Student Competitions

2024 COTE Competition

The competition challenges students to integrate health, sustainability, and equity,...

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2024 Steel Competition

The student competition explores a variety of design issues related to the use of...

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2024 Timber Competition

Timber in the City 5, focuses on urban housing needs through the addition of a vertical...

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Faculty Prizes

Brick Industry Association and Z announce a competitive call for Brick in Architecture Education. The prize features the most innovative and sustainable ways to design with clay brick. Special consideration is given to proposals that include methods and themes that innovate and promote sustainable design.

Past Competitions