Craig Dykers Architect, Snøhetta Norway, Oslo Design Studio

Craig Dykers, Architect : Snøhetta Architecture

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Craig Dykers to chair 2012 Steedman Competition

$50,000 prize for young architects among largest U.S. competition awards

Craig Dykers is the co-founder of the architecture firm Snøhetta. This spring, Dykers will serve as the Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, where he will chair the 2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition jury.

Internationally acclaimed architect Craig Dykers will chair the jury for Washington University in St. Louis’ 2012 Steedman Fellowship in Architecture International Design Competition. Dykers is co-founder of Snøhetta, an architecture, landscape architecture and interior design firm with offices in Oslo, Norway, and New York City. Major projects include design of Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet in Oslo and the recently opened National September 11 Memorial Museum Pavilion at the former World Trade Center site in New York.

The Steedman Competition, sponsored biennially by the College of Architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, is open to young architects from around the world. Winners receive a cash prize to support study and research abroad. For 2012, the first place award will be $50,000 — up from $30,000 in 2010 — making it one of the largest competition prizes in the United States.

Dykers, who will serve as the Sam Fox School’s Ruth and Norman Moore Visiting Professor of Architecture this spring, will be joined on the Steedman jury by Brad Cloepfil, principal of Allied Works Architecture in Portland and New York; and by Sarah Dunn and Martin Felsen, principals of UrbanLab of Chicago.

Registration for the competition will begin Jan. 16, 2012. The program will be announced Feb. 17, with competition entries due April 2.

Applicants must be graduates of an accredited school of architecture, and must currently be employed in — or have completed at least one year of practical experience in — the office of a practicing architect. Applicants are eligible to compete for up to eight years after receipt of their professional degrees, regardless of age.

For more information or for registration materials, visit

Craig Dykers – Snohetta

Snøhetta are the most famous Norwegian architects practice in the world. They came to notice specifically with their stunning Alexandria Library in Egypt (photo above), won in competition. Since then they have developed a strong pedigree, eschewing a house style for thoughtful, dynamic designs. They show no sign of reducing quality, which often happens as practices grow larger.

Snøhetta exhibition – 4 Feb – 3 Apr 2010 @ Scandinavia House, Manhattan, NY, USA

Mies van der Rohe Award Winner, 2009

Major building by Craig Dykers, Snøhetta

The Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo, Norway
Date built: 2009
Design: Kjetil Trædal Thorsen, Tarald Lundevall, Snøhetta
Oslo Operahouse, Norway building by Snohetta
photograph © Hagelund
Oslo Operahouse

Major early building by architect Craig Dykers, Snøhetta

Bibliotheca Alexandrina / Alexandria Library, Egypt
Date built: 2002
Design: Snohetta Architects with Hamza Associates, Cairo
Craig Dykers Alexandria Library facade
photo from Snøhetta
Bibliotheca Alexandrina : Open architecture competition, 1st prize – 1989

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