University Island Finalist

In the wake of this purpose, YAC launches University Island, a project to transform Poveglia into a dream university campus; a place of training, leisure and relax for the many students gathering in Venice. How to transform a desert island into a spearheading study and research center? Which architecture should be integrated in one of the most delightful locations in the Venetian Lagoon in order to create an international campus to equal the value of one of the most stunning cities in the world? On these questions, YAC, with the support of RIAM, lays the foundations for University Island inviting all the designers to feel completely fascinated by the magnificence of one of the most breathtaking places of the Venetian Lagoon and to plan a new future composed by activities, good attendance and the vitality of thousands of students who every year choose Venice as an esteemed location for their studies.

Young Architects Competitions

December 14, 2016




In September 2019, Japanese publisher Casa BRUTUS conducted an interview with FO's Bryan Maddock on the ambitions of our ongoing Dimensions.Guide database with illustrations, dimensions, and downloads of our world. The interview covers topics of use, history, future, and purpose.
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.