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
  • Project competitions first
  • Ideas competitions first
project COMPETITION
Legendary Bird Home 2020

Design a bird home to fund wildlife charities

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PRODUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 13
Feb 11
May 14
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
SKYHIVE 2020 Skyscraper Challenge

Redefine the modern-day skyscraper

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 17
Feb 14
May 17
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
San Francisco Affordable Housing Challenge

Design solutions for San Francisco affordable housing problem

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

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 20
Feb 18
May 21
Register now
project COMPETITION
Vale De Moses Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 10
Feb 21
May 24
Register now
project COMPETITION
Abu Dhabi Flamingo Visitor Center

Design an iconic visitor center for Abu Dhabi’s unique wetlands natural reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 14
Feb 25
May 28
Register now
project COMPETITION
Mega Dunes Eco Lodges - Abu Dhabi

Design comfortable, sustainable visitor huts for the Abu Dhabi protected nature reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 17
Feb 28
Jun 01
Register now
project COMPETITION
Monte d'Oiro Wine Tasting Room

Design an iconic space for guests to enjoy the wines and the views of this Portuguese vineyard

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 21
Mar 03
Jun 05
Register now
project COMPETITION
Kurgi Observation Tower

Design an eco-farm observation tower in UNESCO biosphere reserve

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 24
Mar 06
Jun 08
Register now
ideas COMPETITION
RE-Stock London Housing

Submit affordable housing solutions for the one of the world’s most iconic and expensive cities

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

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 28
Mar 10
Jun 12
Register now

ARCHITECTURE COMPETITIONS

Newsletter