Design Competition

2019 National Design and Construction Competition
(in conjunction with the 2019 ACE All Affiliates meeting and 25th year celebration!)


The Construction Industry Round Table has announced the three design challenges for the 2019 competition:

  • PLAYGROUND or PLAYSCAPE
  • ALLEVIATE URBAN TRANSPORTATION CONGESTION
  • COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC

Like last year, teams must submit the entries on the digital platform created by the Chicago Architecture Foundation. This platform will open January 1, 2019.  March 14 is the submission deadline.  The three top finalists will be invited to the final competition in Washington, DC on May 14, 2019.

Competition Timeline
  September 13, 2018 Competition Announced
  January 1, 2019 Submission platform open
  March 14, 2019 Final submissions due
  March 29, 2019 Finalists notified/Preliminary Results Announced
  May 14, 2019 Finalist Presentations in Washington, D.C.
  (in conjunction with the 2019 All Affiliates meeting and 25th year celebration!)

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The three presenters representing their ACE Teams for the 12th Annual CIRT National Design & Construction Competition in 2018 are from L to R: Emily Boodhoo, ACE Central FL – 3rd place; Aaron Koopal, ACE Central Iowa – 1st place National Champion; and Jean Kim, ACE Seattle Team 2 – 2nd place. The competition was held at the Park Hyatt Washington in Washington, DC.