The Houston Endowment Headquarters International Design Competition is a two-stage process.
Houston Endowment’s aim is to select an outstanding design team and concept design for their new headquarters building. Emerging, upcoming, international and diverse studios are strongly encouraged. That said, prospective design teams must also be able to demonstrate the necessary experience and a successful track record to allow seamless delivery of the project.
The competition is being managed by independent competition specialists Malcolm Reading Consultants (MRC).
Stage One – Expression of Interest
An open international call for participation that is aimed at attracting the very best design talent from across the globe.
No design was required at the first stage. Architects, landscape architects and designers who met the Search Statement’s requirements were invited to submit an Expression of Interest detailing an initial approach to the project, their experience and relevant design skills. Please note the deadline for stage one has now passed.
A shortlist of at least four competitors will be selected to participate in stage two of the competition. All competitors will be contacted by the competition organizer MRC prior to the start of stage two.
Stage Two – Design Concept
The finalists will be asked to create multidisciplinary teams and to prepare design concepts for the headquarters building. All teams will be required to include an architect registered in the State of Texas as part of their team at this stage.
Shortlisted teams will be provided with detailed briefing information and invited to visit Houston for a site tour and seminar. A technical panel will review the entries and produce a report for the Selection Committee, who will conduct interviews and select a winner.
Each shortlisted team that submits a compliant entry will receive an honorarium of US$50,000 at the conclusion of the competition.
Full details of the competition Selection Committee, who will interview the teams and select a winner, will be announced later in the process.
The winner announcement is expected in November 2019.
|Stage One Launch|
Thursday 13 June 2019
|Deadline for Questions|
10:00 CDT / 16:00 GMT +1 Wednesday 3 July
10:00 CDT / 16:00 GMT +1 Monday 15 July
Stage Two Launch