The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) is now accepting submissions for two competitions intended for university students of all disciplines: The 5th International Student Tall Building Design Competition and the 2016 Student Research Competition. Together, these programs offer over $40,000 in funding and prizes, and give top students the chance to showcase their work at the CTBUH 2016 Conference in Shenzhen, Guangzhou, and Hong Kong.

Student Research Competition: New for 2016!

The Council is pleased to announce the “Call for Proposals” for the inaugural CTBUH Student Research Competition, kindly sponsored by Underwriters Laboratories and culminating with an award of $20,000 to be recognized at the CTBUH 2016 Conference. The goal of the competition is to assist talented students, working in groups overseen by an instructor, to focus on a relevant research question within the 2016 theme of “Tall Building Performance.”

Research proposals are free to interpret this idea of “tall building performance,” what the engaging output will be as a result of the research, and how the funds are used to achieve that output. The competition is open to students of all disciplines. So if you’re a university student or a professor with an interesting research topic in mind, please submit your proposal by July 1.

5th International Student Tall Building Design Competition

The 2016 Student Design Competition, kindly sponsored by KPF, is in full swing! If you know a bright student with a great studio project, please encourage them to submit their scheme for consideration by July 25.

The design competition’s theme aligns with the 2016 Conference, Cities to Megacities: Shaping Dense Vertical Urbanism. Entry is free of charge and open to all university-level students. Five finalists will be selected to present their schemes at the Conference. Prizes for winning submissions include a total of $24,000 in cash and travel stipends.


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