The Ideal Theatre - Design Competition for Architectural and Theatre Students 2010


Commissioners Award
Team “Facet Theatre”
University of the Arts, Berlin, Germany
Bavarian Theatre Academy, Munich, Germany

Honor Award
Team “M3 Studio”
University of Technology, Poznan, Poland
Ballet School, Poznan, Poland
Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland
Music School, Poznan, Poland

Team “Skunk Works”
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Merit Award
Team “Element”
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Team “The Space Between/Proceeding Proscenia”
Washington University, St Louis, Missouri


The competition poses the design question, “What is the Ideal Theatre for teaching professional theatre”? This question is to be explored and answered by a “Team” composed of at least one theatre student currently enrolled in a college or university theatre program and one architectural student enrolled in an accredited architectural college or university program.

Category Idea Competition / Open to Students / Competition Result
Type International, Idea, Students, Single-Stage, Anonymous
Genre Theater
Country Cincinnati, Ohio
RegDeadline 19 January 2010 GoogleCal iCal
19 January 2010 (Must be Received)
Eligibility “Team” composed of theatre students currently enrolled in a college or university theatre program and architectural students enrolled in an accredited school of architecture.

Each team member has a defined responsibility. The theatre students will act as the “Client” and the architectural students as the “Designer”. The “Client” is responsible to teach the “Designer” about the workings and artistry of Theatre. The “Client” will define the detail needs of the theater complex and provide at least one critique of the design produced by the “Designer.” It is desired that that the “Client” will remain an active member of the design process. The design solution MUST be the result of a “Conversation” between the “Client” and “Designer”. History proves the most successful theatre design solutions take into account all aspects and needs of theatre production, artist presentation and audience interaction.

to be announced

Three Honor Award: USD1,000
Commissioner Award: additional USD500

Entry Fee

two - 24” x 36” boards

Submission Address
USITT Competition:
Scott F. Georgeson, AIA,
Workshop Architects
1736 North Second Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 53212

Winner announced: February 2010

Past winners

The Architectural Commission of the United States Institute for Theater & Technology

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