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Playhouse Design Competition Results

Posted May 7th, 2012 by HKP Architects


Two weeks ago was round one for the Life of an Architect Playhouse Design Competition. There were a staggering 250+ entries from 14 countries around the world. I was very excited to see that I was selected as one of the top 20 finalists to move on to the final round of judging.

This past weekend was the final round of judging to determine the top two projects that would get built and displayed in NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas The judges said it took about 15 minutes to narrow the choices down to 5 and about an hour and a half to determine the two winners.


Sadly I was not selected. I was however, very pleased to see that I made it into the top 5. You can see in the next photo that The Modern Lemon is the second project from the right. I guess top 5 out of 250+ isn’t too bad, especially for my first competition.


This has been a very exciting and inspiring process. The best part is knowing that the playhouses are going to help raise money to take care of children that really need the help. I can’t wait for next year… I’ve already got a few ideas brewing.  Here are a few final comments from Bob:

“After discussing all the entries, we did a blind vote to see where everyone’s thoughts were … and there were 5 entries that garnered 3 out of 4 votes. These were pinned up and debated collectively against each other. This is the really difficult part because in the end, there were three that we really felt deserved to be built.”

Thanks for tuning in. Following are the two winning projects.

Nooks and Crannies Playhouse
Entry by Bogdan Tomalevski and Tarek Abdel Ghaffar
Los Angeles, California

Beacon Playhouse
Entry by Peter Christensen
Miami, Florida

Images are courtesy of Life of an Architect.