Global Architecture Graduate Award

The Global Architecture Graduate Awards celebrate the achievements of the world’s finest architecture graduates. The awards seek to identify projects with a critical position that advances the role of architecture in an increasingly fractured yet globalized world. Last year the Global Architecture Graduate Awards (GAGAs), received entries from over 50 countries.

Does the world really need another student award? We think so, because now more than ever we see a need for students to think radically and propositionally, engaging with wider issues, rather than simply toying with dystopian scenography. Yet for all the evident creativity of the GAGAs, it is evident that architectural education is facing a crisis. As the world changes with daunting rapidity, it’s clear that the way architecture is taught has not kept pace with the challenges of epochal or technological change.

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Fantastic Offense will be exhibiting alongside fellow 'Rejects' as part of Team B's 'Rejected: Architectural Drawings & Their Stories' show at The Knowlton School of Architecture from 8/23/19-9/13/19.
As part of Discipline Issue 05 (Spring 2019) issued by The Design School at Arizona State University, FO's Bryan Maddock was interviewed with regards to the issue of the disciplinary 'Pivot.' Pivot asked professionals and faculty to discuss and illustrate their thoughts on the future of practice.
Fantastic Offense was awarded the distinction of Finalist for its submission to the University Island competition hosted by Young Architects Competitions.
Fantastic Offense was shortlisted for the proposal 'Infrastructural Infill' for the 2016 Superscape competition held by JP Perspektiven.
Bryan Maddock was awarded the Deborah J Norden Fund travel grant by the Architectural League of New York to research the work of Affonso Eduardo Reidy in Rio de Janeiro. Maddock's work will compare Reidy's “serpentine” social housing blocks that integrated housing and the landscape of Rio.
Bryan Maddock was selected as a 2016 Edward P. Bass Fellow in Architecture awarded by the Yale School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge where he will be earning a Masters of Philosophy: Architecture and Urban Studies (MAUS).
FO Director Bryan Maddock was selected as the 2014 Postgraduate Runner-Up for the project 'A Long Centre' completed with Elia Zenghelis at the Yale School of Architecture.
As part of the ReDesign.School initiative led by The Design School at Arizona State University, FO's Bryan Maddock was interviewed regarding the future of design education. During this process, ASU held roundtables, conducted surveys and listened to students and professionals around the world.