A+ Finalist Spotlight: Student Design/Build

We’ll say it first: Public Voting is winding down real soon, so vote now! Today we’re featuring the amazing student design/build finalists. These five teams of budding architects have made the jump from studio to the construction site, taking their designs off their laptop screens and into the real world. From a parametric pavilion to a fully functional school in South Africa, the finalists in this category have proven that great ideas and hard work can overcome inexperience in crafting great architecture. Established (older) architects watch out: There are new kids on the block, and they’ve got mad skills. Click through to see them all!

Study Center in Tacloban
Tacloban, Philippines

Armadillo Crèche
Cornell University Sustainable Design
Johannesburg, South Africa

ContemPLAY Pavilion
Montréal, Canada


Detroit, United States

Elevator B
Hive City
Buffalo, United States