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2012-13 Fabric in Architecture Competition

Registration Deadline: March 6, 2013

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) has announced Fabric in Architecture, a student competition for the 2012-2013 academic year. Administered by the ACSA and sponsored by the Fabric Structures Association (FSA), the program is intended to challenge students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of fabric in design. Fabric should be used as a primary material with special emphasis placed on innovation in design.

This competition is to develop a design for an exterior fabric structures used at a resort hotel and outdoor recreational area. Along with design considerations, projects should respond to location, climate and culture.

Fabric should be used as a primary material with special emphasis placed on innovation in fabric design in particular in respect to sustainability and environmental protection.

Winning students, faculty sponsors and schools will receive cash prizes totaling $5,000. The design jury will meet in July 2013 to select winning projects. A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA website ( and the FSA website (

Further details at
Registration Deadline March 6, 2013
Submission Deadline June 5, 2013
Winners Announced July 2013

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