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
project COMPETITION
Portugal Elderly Home

Design a comfortable and accessible home for the elderly in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Jan 25
Apr 19
project COMPETITION
Portugal Olive Guest House

Design a guest house and olive oil tasting room located in Portugal

Prize: MONETARY AWARD + CONSTRUCTION
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 08
Jan 27
Apr 21
ideas COMPETITION
The Home of Shadows

Design a home with no artificial lighting

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 05
Jan 24
Apr 18

Reccuring architecture competitions

ideas COMPETITION
Children's Hospice
Home for the Terminally ill / Edition #2

Design a safe and supportive space for children struggling with a terminal illness

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 06
Feb 08
Apr 06
Run repeatedly
Milan Affordable Housing Challenge
Affordable Housing Series #15

Design a concept for affordable housing in Milan

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Dec 07
Jan 26
Apr 20
Register now
Run repeatedly
Office
Office Design Challenge / Edition #2

Reimagine the workplace of the future, and design the new way of working

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Jan 03
Mar 01
May 04
Register now
Run repeatedly
Timber Skyscraper
SKYHIVE Skyscraper challenge! Edition #6

Design an iconic new skyscraper constructed from timber

Prize: MONETARY AWARD
Eligibility: OPEN TO ALL

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 01
Jan 04
Mar 09
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

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

Remind me
Oct 04
Dec 07
Feb 02
Register now
T-SHIRT DRAWING COMPETITION
The Architect's T-shirt

Design THE architect's t-shirt!

Prize: 3,000 €
Eligibility: open to all

registration deadlines

Remind me
Nov 30
Dec 31
Jan 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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