6.1. Triple Bridge Waterfront James Ferello and Connor Brindz

We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce the honorable mention winners of our Triple Bridge Waterfront competition: James Ferello and Connor Brindza from United States!


The two of us began collaborating closely on a variety of projects and research as we were completing our degrees at the University of Cincinnati, and continue to do so. Our professional experience stretches multiple scales and project types at firms across the United States. We are both now pursuing graduate degrees in architecture; James is at the University of Cincinnati and Connor is at the University of Michigan. Our strong ties to and presence in academia reinforce and support our path to research-based practice and teaching, keeping us grounded between theory and application.


Our research focuses on representation, socio-political context, collage, narrative, and fabrication. It stretches all scales, including everything from furniture design and production to urbanism. This broad range of explorations is constantly expanding our design world-view and provides an evolving set of decision-making tools. What remains consistent, however, is the physical act of building with each project. The realization of our work in three-dimensions, whether it be a full scale work desk or a 1:40 city model, is pivotal to our design process.


Architects anticipate; their work is a reaction to the spatial and urbanistic needs of the site and its city. For us, architecture is a game of reacting and analyzing—a process where we develop meaningful place through formal exploration. This process represents a major balancing act between architecture, art, theory, construction, psychology, context, and an infinite number of other inputs. That intersection is the goal for architects—the better it is understood, the richer the built environment becomes. 


Why do you participate in architecture vision competitions?

Architecture Vision Competitions presented us the opportunity to work through our ideas about architecture unhindered. We greatly admire the ability to explore architecture and its intersection between other disciplines the through the form of the competition. We view Architecture Vision Competitions as an area for us to develop new and revolutionary ideas. 


If you are unsure about your own ideas of architecture or have the feeling that you want to learn more then you should participate in Architecture Vision Competitions. These competitions are an outlet that allows you to think about and design architecture in different ways than either professional projects or academic projects can.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
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    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
The Last Nuclear Bomb Memorial

Design a memorial that speaks to the cause of ending all nuclear weapons programs

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 15
Jan 27
Apr 21
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ideas COMPETITION
Toronto Affordable Housing Challenge

Design affordable housing solutions for Toronto

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 16
Jan 28
Apr 22
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project COMPETITION
Omuli Museum of the Horse

Reimagine a historical primary school into a museum for horses

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 14
Jan 26
Apr 23
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ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE 2021 Skyscraper Challenge

Fourth annual competition to redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 17
Jan 29
Apr 23
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project COMPETITION
Sleeping Pods on a Cliff

Design a series of sleeping pods for a Portugal yoga retreat

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 18
Feb 01
Apr 27
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project COMPETITION
Tiny Kiwi Meditation Cabin

Design a meditation space in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 21
Feb 02
Apr 28
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project COMPETITION
Spirala Community Home

Create a community home for the Spirala Ecological Village

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Dec 22
Feb 03
Apr 29
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ideas COMPETITION
Berlin Techno Booth

Bring back techno music to the streets of Berlin by designing individual dance booths

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 23
Apr 20
Jul 06
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ideas COMPETITION
Modular Home Design Challenge 2021

Design a modular dream home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 24
Apr 21
Jul 07
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essay COMPETITION
Essay: Modular Architecture

How modular design has impacted architecture?

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN THE BOOK
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 25
Apr 22
Jul 08
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ideas COMPETITION
Hospice - Home for Terminally Ill

Design a safe and supportive space for those struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 30
Apr 27
Jul 13
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project COMPETITION
Romantic Cabin For Two

Design a romantic and secluded cabin for two in New Zealand

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Mar 31
Apr 28
Jul 14
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ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME 2021 - Small living, huge impact!

Design a new concept of small-scale architecture

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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project COMPETITION
Legendary Bird Home 2021

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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May 11
Sep 07
Nov 02
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