First Annual
Praxis Innovative Modular Building Design Contest

2021 Applications for Building Design Contest have been closed. Thank you for your many applications. Praxis looks forward to having your submission in 2022.

Please visit us periodically for the 2022 contest rule and application period.

Praxis Modular, LLC is hosting the first annual modular building challenge. We are looking for students to create new and innovative ways to construct modular buildings. The goal is to come up with implementable solutions that can improve the construction and livability in modular buildings. Entries will be judged on their innovation and feasibility.

Praxis Modular, LLC is a young company looking to disrupt the modular building industry. We are utilizing novel and proprietary technologies to create high quality and sustainable solutions in the built environment.

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01 Summary

  1. Design of a residential building consisting of 16 modular boxes.
  2. Parameters:
    • Maximum module width: 15 ft-9 inch
    • Maximum module height: 10 ft
    • Maximum Module length: 52 ft
  3. No greater than 4 stories.
  4. The design must utilize modular building system.
  5. Construction method should be stick built wood or light gauge steel.
  6. Each unit must have 1 living room, 1 full-size kitchen, 1 bedroom, and 1 bathroom.
  7. Please think out of box. Innovation and creative ideas including but not limited to architectural, structural solutions are essential to this competition.
  8. The design must have sustainable features in the areas of thermal comfort, indoor air quality, daylighting, acoustics, energy efficiency, resource strategy, aesthetics, and economic practicality.
  9. One additional box of urban farming would be a plus.
  10. Green roof and other sustainable solutions sought.

02 Requirements

  1. Executive design summary for your team’s project.
  2. Presentation with AutoCAD drawings and Revit or other format of 3D models. (AutoCAD and Revit are free for students’ subscription:
  3. Additional sketches, renderings, plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, and/or other presenting formats are recommended.
  4. The finalists will be announced shortly after final submission. Identified finalists will be asked a series of questions related to the proposals through email. Each team will have the opportunity to present their answers to the questions either through emails or video recordings. All relevant materials need to be submitted before November 28th. Further instruction will be provided.
  5. Each team is required to upload their design package through the submission portal. No email submission allowed.
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1st Place – $2,000

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2nd Place – $1,000

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3rd Place – $500

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Honorable Mentions (4)

03 Prizes

  • Monetary Award:
    • First Place (1): $2,000
    • Second Place (1): $1,000
    • Third Place (1): $500
    • Honorable Mentions (4)
  • Exposure:
    • Outstanding proposals will be featured on company website and social media.
  • Career Opportunity:
    • Recognized individuals will have net-working opportunities with industry professionals and valuable internship/co-op experience.
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04 Key Dates

Important Date
Application Submission Due
Important Date
Deadline For Project Submission
Important Date
Announcement For The Short-List
Important Date
Second-Round Response Due
Important Date
Announcement Of The Final Winners
This Contest is Brought to You By
Praxis Modular
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05 Criteria for Judging

  1. Creative design for all building components.
  2. Successful response of the design to the modular building system.
  3. Successful response to basic architectural concepts such as livability, structural integrity, and coherence of architectural vocabulary.
  4. The judges will be looking for design concepts that show critical analysis on what modular building is and could be in an increasingly interconnected and technology-driven world.
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06 Submit Your Application

  1. Each team designates only one team representative as the primary contact of the team.
  2. Apply through the application portal with team members’ names, emails, majors of studying, instructors (if any), collegiate institutions, and other materials as requested. Only one application per team. Duplicated application may be disqualified.
  3. A confirmation email will be sent shortly. Only the teams with confirmation email will be considered.
  4. Direct contact to jury members is prohibited and will be disqualified.
  5. For further questions, please contact