Place by Design

Place by Design aims to showcase innovative and invigorating design in the public sphere where urbanists, artists, architects, and designers have the opportunity to present their scalable solutions for improving our shared landscape.

The competition is open to all types of design work that rethinks, enhances or transforms public space. This includes but is not limited to emerging technologies, urban interventions, public art and architecture.

Finalists are determined by the degree of the social impact their work has on the community. Each designer or team will pitch their work in a fast-paced competition followed by a Q&A session with the judges.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

photo of Lucia Athens
Lucia Athens

City of Austin

photo of Candice Digby
Candice Digby

Austin Design Week

photo of Max Strang
Max Strang


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