Competitions 2017-10-21T02:53:06+00:00

FSDA Architectural Competitions

In 2004 FSDA held an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Competition for California architecture and design students and professional architects and designers. It had a total of 56 entries. One goal of the competition was to convince the public that “granny flats” could be built on the average San Diego lot of 5000 sq. ft. Another goal was to offer innovative and creative designs to complement main dwellings.

In 2015 FSDA presented an Architectural Collage Competition. 2015 marked the100 year anniversary of Balboa Park. Since that time, many incredible things happened in San Diego and many innovative designs were built. The competition challenged students to create a vision of San Diego in 2115. One requirement was to include at least one image from the Ned Paynter Collection hosted on Friends of San Diego Architecture website.

In 2016 FSDA offered a Little Free Library Competition. This was open to students, architects, designers and the general public. A Little Free Library is a “take a book, return a book” free book exchange. The design was to be unique for a specific site or the designer’s choosing. It could be any shape or size but must hold at least 25 books.

View the designs from the competition here.