posted November 3, 1997
A jury reviewed the submissions in XXXIX+I
and subsequently made the recommendation that there not be 39 'winners'.
The reason given was that the work submitted did not meet the standards
established by XXXIX
in 1996. Not surprisingly, some of the exhibited works were authored
by architects already exhibited in XXXIX.
The jury recommended that numerous registrants be returned their submission
and registration fee in addition to a note suggesting that the registrant
polish up on his or her skills. Regardless, the 'Magnificent
7' are presented as per the jurors' wishes
without further apology:
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
M. J. Neal
Brian T. Rex
Santa Monica, California
Rules for XXXIX+II will be posted in the near
The ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE ARTS &
SCIENCES hereby announces the second running of its annual design competition:
XXXIX. This time the second running of 39, or THIRTY NINE, will be known
as XXXIX+I or THIRTY NINE PLUS
ONE. The goal of this competition is to once again find 39 of the
best architects and designers in the world at or below the age of 39.
This competition seeks to identify, exhibit and publish the 39
best projects by the 39 best architects in the world under the age of 39.
It is a competition in search of 39 works by 39 architects under or at
the age of 39. Competitors must be born on or after
January 1, 1957.
Submissions must describe one architectural design project or work
of design. Work may be built or unbuilt. The author of the work must be
the primary designer. Collaborative work is allowed. Student work is allowed.
Registration as a licensed architect or design professional is not required.
Submissions should include the following
items depicting the work for consideration: a maximum of four 8 inch x
10 inch black and white photographic prints and a maximum of four 35mm
slides. The slides may be either color or black and white. These
items should be enclosed in a sealed white envelope. No original work should
be submitted. Work will not be returned. The prints and slides should have
no identifying marks of any kind. Please, no binders. The envelope should
have no identifying marks on it. A second envelope should include the registration
form and identify both the participant and the work. A resume may be included.
Documented proof of age is required. The author should also include an
original black and white passport sized photo. These additional items should
be enclosed in a sealed colored envelope. The envelope should have no identifying
marks on it. A $39 U.S. (thirty nine dollars) registration fee should be
included in the colored envelope. Additional projects
may be submitted but must be accompanied by additional registration fees
Submissions are due postmarked on or before
August 17, 1997 and should be sent to THIRTY NINE PLUS ONE, c/o
ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE ARTS & SCIENCES, Box 10662, Crescent Station,
Beverly Hills, California 90213 U.S.A. It is recommended that items be
sent by priority mail and/or certified mail. Items sent on time should
be free of customs duties. Items must be received by the Academy before
12 noon PST September 2, 1997.
The jury shall consist of three distinguished architects and/or
intellectuals. The jurors shall remain anonymous before judging. Submissions
shall be presented to the jury in the order received. Results
will be made public on or about September 30, 1997. Results will
also be posted at this webpage.
An exhibition and publication shall follow the announcement of
the thirty nine selected works. The selected thirty nine architects may
be requested to submit additional materials for exhibition and publication.
To submit a project in THIRTY NINE PLUS ONE without the official
form, please send your name, address, phone number, fax number, date of
birth, education and occupation. This should be accompanied by the name
of the project, building type, location, client name and address, date
of completion and photo credit (if any). This information should be sent
with the registration fee, a photograph of yourself and the design work
to the ACADEMY by August 17, 1997. The registration
fee may be paid by check, money order or credit card (Visa and Mastercard
is accepted). Checks should be in US dollars drawn on an American
bank or or the equivalent units of your national currency drawn on a major
bank from your country. For example, payment by Canadian dollars on a Canadian
bank or German marks on a German bank would be acceptable. You may also
pay by electronic transfer by routing funds to the ACADEMY at the Wilshire
Boulevard branch of the Bank of America (routing number 122000661, account
number 02139 19255) in Beverly Hills.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about
XXXIX+I are available on line. The ACADEMY
may be contacted via mail, phone, fax and e-mail for further information
c/o ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE ARTS & SCIENCES
Beverly Hills, California
phone: (213) 296-6226
fax: (619) 299-0957
ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE ARTS & SCIENCES
© 1996, 1997 ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE ARTS & SCIENCES
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