MOM21 Student Design Award

Design is all around us, rooting us to our past and sowing the seeds for our future. Just like we admire great historical monuments, we also look forward and envision what the landscape of tomorrow will be. This is why Month of Modern places such importance on discovering and promoting new generations of architects, and those who will build on the foundation of the masters to forge new paths of innovation and development.

The Month of Modern CU Student Design Award celebrates students in architecture, interior, landscape and urban design who are pushing the boundaries and developing future environments in ways that enrich lives utilizing new, exciting technologies and materials.


Designers are invited to create a concept for a bicycle shelter for bike storage at 1720 15th Street in Boulder. Each entry must meet the minimum requirements listed below. The intent is to demonstrate that bike shelters can be beautiful, thoughtfully designed, affordable to build, and part of a community.

Entrants must meet the following design requirements as a minimum. Designers are encouraged to expand this program how best they see fit.

  • Must provide protected storage for 4-8 bicycles
  • The designer may choose to include electric bike charging
  • Must be accessible to public
  • May be considered as part of a bike sharing program
  • A site plan can be found here [DOWNLOAD SITE PLAN]


    • The competition is open to all CU students of Environmental Design.
    • Open to AIAS members and non-members
    • Open to individual or group entries
    • Entries are limited to one project per person/group


  1. July 28, 2021→ Submission opens
  2. August 25, 2021→ Submission closes
  3. August 30, 2021→ Finalists notified
  4. September 1, 2021→ Finalist boards hung at Gallery at the Bus Stop Apartments for First Friday
  5. September 11, 2021→ NoBo 2nd Saturday event at Gallery at the Bus Stop Apartments
  6.  September 23, 2021→ Winners will be announced at the 2021 Month of Modern Wrap Party


All projects must be submitted in digital format. No printed submissions accepted. Entries are limited to one project per person.

The Honor Awards Jury will review the submissions in four categories:

  1. 1st and 2nd Years
  2. Architecture
  3. Landscape and Urban Design
  4. Other

Digital files must be organized as follows:

  1. Create one (1) main folder named the category letter and the name of your project. For example, “A – Mountain Vista”
  2. Create two (2) sub-folders under the main folder
    1. Folder 1: “Category – Project Name – Anonymous” (i.e. “A – Mountain Vista -Anonymous”) with no identifying information and upload a single PDF document with the following information:
      1. Project Information (page 1)
        For example: site & zoning constraints, square footage, program, etc.
      2. Design Statement (page 2)
        Clearly, but briefly, outline design problems and requirements, then concisely describe what was done to solve those problems. [CLICK HERE FOR STATEMENT GUIDELINES]
      3. Images (page 3+)
        • MONTH OF MODERN encourages entrants to include copies of preliminary sketches, alternative preliminary schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, as well as final presentation drawings.
    2. Folder 2: “Category – Project Name Identified WITH YOUR INFORMATION” (i.e. “C -Mountain Vista – Identified”
      2. Photograph of the entrant. Dimensions should be a minimum of 1000 pixels on the short side and in JPG format
  3. ZIP your files together and submit to GOOGLE DRIVE [CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD]
  4. Finalists will be required to create one design board for display at the GALLERY AT THE BUS STOP APARTMENTS on September 1:
    • Board Size: 24” W x 36” H with 1/2” border around the perimeter
      (23″ x 35″ printed board mounted on a 24” W x 36” foam core)
    • Mounted on foam core in portrait orientation


Entries will be blind-judged by a team of established commercial and residential industry leaders from multiple disciplines such as, Interior Design, Architecture, Landscape Design and Cycling located throughout Boulder. The winners are not announced until the evening of the Month of Modern Wrap Party on September 23, 2021.

Jury decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted. Submitted images should not contain any information divulging your identity.

The Awards Jury will review the submissions in four categories (1st and 2nd Years; architecture, urban planning & landscape and other) and will shortlist the top three submissions for each category.

Each entry for the MOM Student Design Award will be judged on how successfully the project meets the following criteria:

  • statement of design intent,
  • resolution of the program or idea, and
  • the quality of the submittal materials (i.e., presentation graphics and composition, elements and principles of design, creativity and visual appeal


  • An award for best project.
  • A people’s choice award
  • (4) First prize, one for each category
Harvey Hine - HMH Architecture + Interiors

Harvey M. Hine, AIA

Renee del GaudioKyle Burds

Kyle Burds
Studio B

Luke Sanzone - Marpa Landscape

Luke Sanzone

David Barrett - Barrett Studio Architects

David Barrett, FAIA
Barrett Studio

Neal Evers
Instructor | ENVD

Sue Prant

Sue Prant
Community Cycles


Use of submittal Materials

  • All documents, photographs, scans, floor plans, elevations, diagrams, sketches, digital renderings as submitted become the property of Month of Modern.
  • Month of Modern reserves the right to crop, edit, resize and use submitted entries at their discretion unless permission has been specifically restricted.
  • Month of Modern also reserves the right of full discretion to utilize winner’s photographs in any publication, electronic format or other media unless permission has been specifically restricted.
  • Month of Modern cannot guarantee the inclusion of any or all winners’ photography or Designer’s information in subsequent publications where editorial decision-making is beyond Month of Modern’s control.

The competition is open to all CU students of ENVD. Entries are limited to one project per person.

To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of entrants may appear on any submission materials except where specifically requested. Do not, however, conceal the identity or location of projects. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; MONTH OF MODERN will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.

Contact Stephanie Bingham at 303-444-8488.