Fentress Global Challenge

    Fentress Global Challenge

    3400+ Registrations, 160 Countries, 6 Continents

    Fentress Global Challenge is an annual international design competition that was created in 2011 to engage students worldwide in the exploration of future possibilities in public architecture. It was after Curtis Fentress, FAIA, RIBA, was honored with the 2010 AIA Thomas Jefferson Award that the idea for the Global Challenge was conceived. The award is the AIA’s highest honor for public architecture, and in many ways, the Fentress Global Challenge represents the firm’s commitment to continuing the vision of that award—to further advance the pursuit of innovative design in public architecture. The competition generated more global interest than imagined, with over 1000 student registrations from 77 different countries in the first year alone.