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

A course proposal competition by Columbia University’s  and the Z.

Past Competitions