Artists, Architects, and Designers Say This About Competing in Public Space Competition Place by Design

Creek Show - 2019 Place by Design Finalist - Photo by Roger Ho

Place by Design is a pitch competition set up to showcase public design transformations that are innovating and invigorating public spaces. Urbanist, artists, architects, and designers gather each year during SXSW to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape.

Apply to Place by Design before the final deadline before November 22. When considering submitting a project for consideration, remember that works need to be actualized, be designed in the last five years, and be creative. Learn more about eligibility requirements before submitting.

Before you submit your application, take a look at what the 2019 Place by Design winner and runner up had to say about their experience during the event last year.

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Charles Phillip and Brit Fryer – MICRO, 2019 Winner

Place By Design - Charles Phillip and Brit Fryer of MICRO - 2019 - Photo by Akash Kataria

"We loved the variety of projects represented and the emphasis on place making and public impact. It's unique to see in a design festival." - Phillip and Fryer

Daniel and Terry Woodroffe – Pocket Patios, 2019 Runner Up

Place By Design - Terry Woodroffe of Pocket Patios - 2019 - Photo by Akash Kataria

“I love the format and caliber of finalists, it's a great way to feature this type of work happening around the country.” - Terry Woodroffe

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Top Image: Creek Show - 2019 Place by Design Finalist - Photo by Roger Ho; Featured Image: Akash Kataria

By Nicole Cappabianca


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