Call For Entries: Activate 14 Design + Build Competition in Raleigh, North Carolina

The first event in AIA North Carolina's inaugural summer series in downtown Raleigh.
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RALEIGH, N.C. - March 4, 2014 - PRLog -- Activate 14, a new initiative from the American Institute of Architects’ North Carolina chapter, has released the Call For Entries for its inaugural Design+Build Competition in downtown Raleigh this summer.

Activate 14 is an annual event and design competition series that will launch this summer “to instigate conversations with the public about current architecture and design issues shaping our communities,” according to its website

The Design+Build Competition challenges individuals or a team to design and build an innovative yet temporary structure on the grounds of AIA NC’s Center for Architecture and Design at 14 East Peace Street, Raleigh.

The structure will be a key component of the Activate 14 Summer Series and may function as an outdoor reception area, a place to display art, or as an area to gather for outdoor performances.

“The goal is to build an evocative and compelling design,” said Catherine Hofmann of Frank Harmon Architect PA, the primary sponsor for this year’s Active 14 events.

The winning designer(s) will receive $10,000 with which to build the project.

The competition is open to graduate students in a certified North Carolina architectural program, young professionals with a Bachelors or Masters degree in Architecture, and architects who have been licensed 10 years or less. Project teams may include artists, sculptors, fabricators, builders, etc., provided the project leader falls into one of those categories. However, the entire team must is located in North Carolina.

Activate 14 is an initiative through the AIA NC Program Committee. Erin Sterling Lewis, Ashley Ozburn, and Hofmann comprise the Activate 14 subcommittee. North Carolina Modernist Houses is also sponsoring this summer’s series.

The deadline for submissions is April 25. The winning project will be built by June 13 in time for the first Active 14 event at the Center for Architecture and Design. Other events in the series will be announced soon.

For more information on Active 14 and the Design+Build Competition visit For information on becoming a sponsor, contact Catherine Hofmann at

About Activate 14: An AIA NC Summer Series:

Activate 14 is an annual event and design competition series that instigates conversations with the public about current architecture and design issues shaping our communities. A series of multi-component events will activate the building and grounds of the AIANC Center for Architecture and Design (CfAD) located at 14 E Peace Street in Raleigh, North Carolina. This year’s inaugural Activate 14 focuses on design-based solutions for challenges facing cities in North Carolina. Themes include an introduction to architecture and design, sustainable foodways, alternative transportation, and urban housing. Each event of the series will feature educational components, such as food and drink, children’s activities, vendors, art, and architecture. The 2014 series leads up to the annual AIA NC Design Conference. For more information:

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