The Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design proposes DINGBAT 2.0, an open, single-stage, international design competition, reconsidering Los Angeles’ ubiquitous dingbat apartment building for the 21st century. All designers, architects, artists, engineers, students, and other interested parties are fully eligible for participation in this competition.
The competition calls for the consideration of two design issues regarding the Dingbat and it’s impact on the urban fabric of Los Angeles. Two boards (digital-only submittal) will be required for the competition. One board will address the typology of the Dingbat at the scale of the individual building (are they to be retrofitted? replaced?), and the second board will consider the larger urban scale of an entire city block within a ‘Dingbat neighborhood’. Three separate sites in three distinct Los Angeles neighborhoods will be considered for the competition.
Barbara Bestor (Principal, Bestor Architecture)
Dana Cuff (Director, CityLAB, Los Angeles)
Teddy Cruz (Principal, Estudio Teddy Cruz, San Diego)
Neil Denari (Principal, NMDA, Los Angeles)
Additional jurors to be announced
April 1: Competition announcement
April 12: Complete Competition Brief available
May 31: Registration period ends
June 4: Submission deadline
June 12: Jury
June 19: Winners announced + Exhibition
Prizes and Entry Fees:
A total of $9,000 USD in prize money will be awarded in the following categories:
1st place $4000
2nd place $2000
3rd place $750
1st place $1500
2nd place $500
3rd place $250
*Number of Honorary Mention prizes to be awarded at jury’s discretion, and will receive LA Forum individual membership + LA Forum gifts. All winning entries to receive free LA Forum annual membership for single member of design team, in addition to the designated prize money (six total).
Professional entry fee: $75 USD
Student entry fee: $25 USD (must provide copy of Student ID)
This competition is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Enterprise Holdings Foundation, the Woodbury University School of Architecture, and the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.