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Call for Nominations–PXSTL Design-Build Commission

Published September 14, 2015
  Pulitzer Arts Foundation and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis are pleased to announce a second iteration of PXSTL, a design-build commission for emerging architects, designers, and artists. PXSTL is an opportunity to demonstrate how creative interventions can serve as a catalyst for large-scale urban transformation. As a result of this national competition, an individual or collaborative team will be commissioned to develop and execute plans to activate a vacant lot in the heart of Grand Center, St. Louis’s premier arts and culture district. The PXSTL site, located at 3713 and 3719 Washington Blvd., sits directly across from the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Tadao Ando-designed building.


The selected individual or collaborative team will be awarded a $10,000 honorarium and work within a $60,000-$80,000 project budget. In addition, the winner will teach a studio as visiting faculty in the Sam Fox School’s Graduate School of Architecture & Urban Design that will focus on exploring and developing their concept for this project. Additional compensation for teaching will be commensurate with experience.

We invite you to nominate a candidate or candidates to be considered for the PXSTL design-build commission. We seek an emerging architect, designer, artist, or collaborative team. Teaching experience is preferred, but not required. The selection process will result in the naming of three finalists in January 2016, with a winner announced in March 2016. The graduate studio will take place in Fall 2016, with the final presentation of the design scheduled for January 2017. Installation of the design will begin in Spring 2017, and the project will be open to the public from Summer 2017 through Fall 2017, at which time the site will be restored.

To complete your nomination(s), please submit the name(s) of your nominee(s) and their contact information by Friday, September 25, 2015. You are also welcome to submit a short statement, specifying the nominee’s unique qualifications for the PXSTL project.