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Harvey Milk is a civil rights icon who stood up for inclusiveness and access for all. Now, a design competition seeks to preserve his legacy so that all may be inspired by his example. This program is a partnership of the Friends of Harvey Milk Plaza, the American Institute of Architects San Francisco Chapter (AIASF), the Center for Architecture + DesignSan Francisco Department of Public WorksSan Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, and the San Francisco Art Commission. This partnership is collectively creating change, just like Milk, but the design outcome depends on your thoughtful submissions.

This unique opportunity is bringing the community and partnering organizations together to envision a memorial befitting of Milk, one that will last for generations to come. A design that will serve as a focal and meeting point for the LGBT community, just as Milk brought the LGBT community together 40 years ago.

The Harvey Milk Plaza Competition is open for submissions through May 31, 2017. Visit for more information, or to download the design brief.



The San Mateo County Project Development Unit is issuing a request for Statements of Qualifications for Architectural and Engineering Services for the New Parking Structure #2 at the County Government Center.

SOQ’s due: May 19, 2017, 2:30 pm



"For the vast majority of challenges facing growing cities today, a new, yet-to-be-developed technology or innovation is not what we need. We need better politics, a better approach to appreciating triple-bottom-line benefits, and better ways to scale things up. We need implementation."

—Brian Swett, Cities Leader for Arup in the Americas

Arup is pleased to announce the Doggerel 2017 Writing Contest! Participation is open to design professionals, journalists, students, and anyone with an interest in the built environment.

Topic: Describe an undercelebrated idea with great potential to shape better cities.

The grand prize winner will be awarded US$1,000, with up to two runners-up winning US$250 each. Winning submissions will also be published on Doggerel.

Submissions are due June 19.

The jury will comprise three Arup leaders whose work drives the shape and feel of our cities:

  • Francesca Birks – Francesca is Doggerel’s editor in chief and the Foresight, Research & Innovation leader for Arup in the Americas. She is particularly interested in user-centered design and engaging public stakeholders in a collaborative design process.
  • Fiona Cousins – Fiona is an Arup Fellow and a member of the Arup Group Board. She is passionate about both low-energy design and planning sustainable outcomes for organizations, buildings, and communities. She is a coauthor of Two Degrees: The Built Environment and Our Changing Climate.
  • Brian Swet – Brian is Cities Leader for Arup in the Americas, working with mayors, city governments, developers, infrastructure owners, and other key urban stakeholders to foster sustainable, thriving, resilient cities.

Please send any questions to with the subject line “Doggerel contest Q&A”. Updates and answers to FAQ will be available here.



The Pope Valley Union Elementary School District invites proposals from qualified firms to provide architectural services to the District as described below.

The complete RFQ may be found at the District website, under the “Bond and Construction” section.

Interested firms are invited to submit their proposals, which shall include four (4) originals of the requested materials, to Ken Burkhart, Superintendent, at the address listed above.

Questions regarding this RFQ may be directed to the District’s Construction Manager, Andrea Noble, RGM and Associates, at (510) 908-3309 or

All proposals shall be received on or before: 4:00 p.m., January 24, 2017.

This is not a formal request for bids or an offer by the District to contract with any party responding to this request. The District reserves the right to reject any and all proposals.


Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building turns 20.
Registrations to the Tenth Edition 2016/2017 are open.

20 years after its founding, Ala – Assoarchitetti launches the Tenth Edition of Dedalo Minosse International Prize for commissioning a building 2016/2017 – with the support of the Regione Veneto*. The Prize is unique among international awards programs for honouring the Client's role in the design process.


Promoted by ALA-Assoarchitetti, the Prize recognizes the positive and stimulating role of the Client’s figure. Analysing and focusing on project and constructive plan process, the Prize gives a special attention to people who determine the success of the work: the Architect and the Client indeed, but also the project executors (the building firms) and the public administrations.

From 2nd November 2016 to 17th February 2017 it will be possible to register and enter the Tenth Edition of the Prize.  The registration is free. Clients and Architects are entitled to enter the competition for public or private works that must have been completed in the last 5 years.

The Jury will assign 4 awards and other special awards to Clients who have harmoniously collaborated with their Architects to create successful and worthy architectural works. Special attention will be dedicated to those works that have taken into account the following issues: social and economical sustainability; works inspired by Design for All; use of the natural light; enhancement and conservation of the environment, the landscape and the architectural heritage; use of innovative technologies and materials; use of  renewable energy and resources; promotion of traditions and local languages; multidisciplinary planning approach; integration between art/architecture.  A special award is reserved to young professional Architects under 40.

The agenda for the Tenth Edition:

  • awards ceremony: 23rd June 2017 at Teatro Olimpico (Vicenza, Italy)
  • exhibition of the awarded works opening ceremony: 23rd June 2017 at Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza, Italy)
  • exhibition of the awarded works: 23rd June 2017– 16th July 2017 at Palazzo Chiericati (Vicenza, Italy)


Once again two outstanding Palladian places act as a backdrop of the event, a sort of "show" of clients, architects, experts and enthusiasts who celebrate the architecture, telling their own stories. In twenty years, private and public Clients coming from over 30 countries have taken the stage of the Teatro Olimpico, in front of an audience of over 500 people.

In the past editions the Dedalo Minosse Prize awarded first-class Clients who have searched a value for the community in their architectural works.Among those: the governments of Denmark, England, Spain, France, Italy and Germany; the city of Amsterdam, Innsbruck, Hiroshima, Londra, Barcellona, Roma, Napoli, Palermo, Joannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, Berlino; institutions as United Nations’ agencies, European Space Agency, the National Trust of England, Emergency and WWF; the universities of Detroit, Baltimora, Los Angeles, Cordoba and the Politecnico di Milano; famous companies, as Porsche, Porsche, Citroen, BMW, Ferrero, Benetton, Nestlè, Vodafone, Snaidero who sought to create and innovative and comfortable workplaces.

Among awarded architects: Gae Aulenti, Campo Baeza, Mario Botta, Guido Canali, Massimiliano Fuksas, Von Gerkan Marg Und Partner, Zaha Hadid, Kisho Kurokawa, Mecanoo, Manfredi Nicoletti, Erik Owen Moss, Dominique Perrault, Paul de Ruiter, Piero Sartogo, Studio Odile Decq, Oscar Tusquets, Claude Vasconi, Cino Zucchi.Starting from September 2017, a selection of the awarded projects will travel around the world for the next two years.

The traveling exhibition is organized in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in cooperation with national and international partners. The past editions of the Dedalo Minosse has been exhibited for example in Italy in Bolzano, Milano, Foggia, Roma, Trieste, Venezia, Bologna, Torino  and abroad in Tokyo, Manila, Bruxelles, Vienna, Mosca, Berkeley, San Francisco, Hanoi, Kiev, Riga, Pechino e Londra.


For more information:
Organizing Office Dedalo Minosse International Prize
Tel. e fax: +39 (0)444 235476