Architecture Competition Modular Home / Edition #2 Honorable mention – Christopher Taurasi, Lexi White and Jeffrey Lee

We’d like to take the opportunity to introduce you to one of our Honorable mention winners for our "Modular Home / Edition #2" competition – Christopher Taurasi, Lexi White and Jeffrey Lee from United States!

lvl studio is a coast-to-coast architectural office started by 3 former classmates who met while pursuing design-build competitions. After nearly a decade of working together off and on, we founded lvl studio in 2022 with Modular Homes being our first competition as a formal office. The studio is currently based in both Brooklyn and Los Angeles and comprised of its three founding partners: Christopher Taurasi, Lexi White, & Jeffrey Lee.

Brief information about the projects that you/your company have been involved with. For instance, what scale have you focused on/preferred, any significant projects where the company/ individuals have been involved?

Individually, our professional experiences include mid to large scale projects (museums, concert halls, high rise housing) across the US and internationally. As lvl studio, we've focused our efforts to smaller scale projects as we build our portfolio and get back to our roots in digital fabrication with research in formal and material explorations.

What does architecture mean to you and what is the role of an architect in your society?

At our core, we believe that there is philosophy and progression in materials—the earth takes time to form the elements used in building and to waste them would be an injustice. Architects, more than most, have the agency to bring these sensitivities to the built environment. With a background in digital fabrication, the studio provides distinctive design solutions that aren’t afraid to explore unconventional materials and forms that are harmonious with it's context.

Why do you participate in architecture competitions?

Architecture competitions give us the opportunity to take a break from the typical work we do to pursue unique design problems and develop new types of research which ultimately feeds back into our breadth of knowledge.

What advice would you give to individuals who struggle to decide whether it would be beneficial for them to participate in architecture competitions?

There are a wide variety of design competitions out there that all require different commitments. Start small and find one that explores design questions that interest you. Every project you complete will only grow your knowledge base and competitions are a great means of exploring new approaches and build up a diverse portfolio of work.

Open architecture competitions

  • Closest Deadline first
  • Project competitions first
    Selected winning projects have the potential to be constructed
  • Ideas competitions first
    Experimental competitions with the focus on pushing the boundaries of creativity
ideas COMPETITION
Greening the Industrial City
Houston ★ Texas

Submit a masterplan for an industrial park in Houston, Texas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Sep 16
Sep 23
Oct 14
project COMPETITION
Tili Wine Italy Guest Homes

Design guest homes for an organic winery in Italy

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 07
Sep 07
Nov 01
project COMPETITION
Painters' Lake House

Design a picturesque painters' residence

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 09
Sep 09
Nov 03
project COMPETITION
Gaudi La Coma Artists’ Residences

Design a sustainable artists residence in honor of Antoni Gaudi

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 10
Sep 13
Nov 04
project COMPETITION
Iceland Movie Pavilion

Design a movie pavilion set in the stunning scenery of northern Iceland

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jun 17
Sep 14
Nov 08
ideas COMPETITION
Tokyo Urban Meditation Cabins

Design meditation cabins to help Tokyo citizens destress and reconnect

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jul 08
Sep 15
Nov 09
ideas COMPETITION
Memorial for Witches
Edition #1

Design a structure that would function as a source of education on past events or a method of raising awareness of ongoing injustices

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 08
Sep 20
Nov 11

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
ideas COMPETITION
MICROHOME
Small living, huge impact! Edition #5

Design a new concept of small-scale home

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + PUBLICATION IN MAGAZINE
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Jul 05
Sep 07
Nov 03
ideas COMPETITION
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Architectural Visualization Award
Edition #1

Present your best work and submit your favorite architectural visualization

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 16
Sep 22
Nov 10
Run repeatedly
Las Vegas Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #14

Design affordable housing in Las Vegas

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jun 08
Sep 08
Nov 02
Register now
Run repeatedly
Rammed Earth Pavilion
Material studies. Edition #2

Design a pavilion to exhibit rammed earth as a building material

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Sep 06
Nov 02
Jan 05
Register now
Run repeatedly
Silent contest
For this competition, NO DESCRIPTION TEXT is allowed. The architecture ideas must be communicated strictly with visuals.
Museum of Emotions
Edition #2

Use architecture to create different emotional states

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Aug 02
Oct 05
Dec 01
Register now

Creativity gym Short term competitions for you to exercise your creativity

essay COMPETITION
Why do you enter architecture competitions?

Share your views on architecture competitions

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

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Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
Register now
T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt Edition #16

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

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Aug 31
Sep 30
Oct 31
Register now

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Competition results

Hong Kong 
Pixel Homes

Hong Kong Pixel Homes

Affordable Housing Series #2
MICROHOME

MICROHOME

Small living, huge impact! Edition #4

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