7th Edition Invites Students to Re-Envision the Airport Terminal Building in the Year 2075

Denver, Colorado, May 31, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fentress Architects, based in Denver, Colorado, announces the 2018-2019 Fentress Global Challenge,an international design competition for young and student architects. As in years past, the theme is consistent with the firm’s expertise in airport design and aviation, challenging applicants to envision an airport of the future.  

Participants are encouraged to re-envision the terminal building in the year 2075, using some of the world’s busiest international airports as a framework.  Some of the aspects students will have to take into consideration are local context, technological trends, project feasibility and passenger experience.

This is the seventh year that Fentress Architects has sponsored and administered the award, which brings a First Prize of US$10,000 in cash and includes the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event where the winner(s) will receive the award. Four additional winners will receive smaller cash awards.

Curt Fentress, who founded this program to promote the advancement of innovative design in public architecture, said, “The Fentress Global Challenge is an incredible way for our firm to engage with students from all over the globe. It’s been inspiring to see and evaluate the ideas of the next generation of designers.”

The schedule for the competition is:   

  • Competition Announcement - May 31, 2018
  • Design Submission – May 31, 2019
  • Shortlist Announcement - July 1, 2019
  • Winners Announcement – July 29, 2019
  • Architectural Event – Fall 2019


1ST PLACE - US$15,000

The top prize includes US$10,000 cash and the opportunity to accompany Curt Fentress to a prestigious architectural event where you will receive your award. Airfare, lodging, and entrance fee will be paid for by Fentress Architects, not to exceed US$5,000. Winners are responsible for obtaining necessary visas and paperwork. If entering as a group, the monetary prize and attendance at the architectural event will be distributed equally.

2ND PLACE - US$2,000

3RD PLACE - US$1,000 



Register today at www.fentressglobalchallenge.com