Architecture for Humanity hosts competitions to show how design can make a difference in the world. Competitions bring together architects, designers, community members and sponsors to breath life into projects and inspire change. Below are our current and past competitions. To participate in a competition, visit the Open Architecture Network.

Competitions and Challenges

Competition Name Community Partner/Location Submission Deadline Partner/Sponsor OAN
2011 Open Architecture Challenge: [Un]Restricted Access AFH May 1, 2012 AFH On The OAN
2011 [UN]Restricted Access Identity Challenge AFH August 26, 2011 AFH On The OAN
Safe Trestles – Phase 2 San Onofre Foundation, Surfrider/ San Onofre State Beach August 30, 2010 Nike On The OAN
The Community Prize August 23, 2009 On The OAN
2009 Open Architecture Challenge Various June 1, 2009 Orient Global On The OAN
Sportables Sao Paulo, Brazil June 30, 2008 Google SketchUp On The OAN
Football for Hope Africa Ongoing FIFA On The OAN

AMD Open Architecture Challenge – Africa

Nairobi, Kenya 2008 AMD
AMD Open Architecture Challenge – Asia

Sanfebagar, Nepal 2008 AMD
AMD Open Architecture Challenge – South America

Baeza, Ecuador 2008 AMD
Post-earthquake Housing Kashmir, Pakistan 2005 Various
OUTREACH: mobile health clinic Africa 2004 Various
Siyathemba Youth Sports Facility and HIV/AIDS Outreach Center Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa 2004 Africa Center for Health and Population Studies
Transitional Housing Competition Kosovo 1999 Warchild USA