48 HRS Competition

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A Spotlight on Emerging Designers

The 48 HRS Competition is a biennial program produced by the Young Architects Forum of AIA Atlanta. The competitions launches with the reveal of the competition’s theme. Then, participants have 48 hours to design and submit their projects.

The competition requires quick responses and fast, innovative thinking. In doing this, we spotlight the talents of emerging designers while promoting the value of good design. The latest contest took place August 26-28, and is tentatively scheduled for 2018.

2016 48HRS Competition Winners

First Place
City Media Garden
Alejandra Lopez and Trenton McGugin

Second Place
The Network
Stephanie Baker

Third Place
AV Library
Zachary Nelson and Jon Pharis

Honorable Mention
Magnet Pavilion
Maxim Kovtoun and Linda Kovtoun