In January 2008, we presented an international call for ideas. The mission statement was “What if the White House, the ultimate architectural symbol of political power, were to be designed today?” On occasion of the election of the 44th President of the United States of America, Storefront for Art and Architecture, in association with Control Group, challenge you to design a new residence for the world’s most powerful individual. The best ideas, designs, descriptions, images, and videos will be selected by some of the world’s most distinguished designers and critics and featured in a month-long exhibition at Storefront for Art and Architecture in October 2008. All three winners will be flown to New York to collect their prizes at the opening party.This site documents the results and the ongoing feedback and activities around this competition.

We would like to congratulate the following winners by Jury selection:

First Prize:
#834: J.P. Maruszczak, Ryan Manning (assistant), Roger Connah

Second Prize:
#1485: David Iseri, Jefferson Frost, Justin Kruse, Laura Sperry

Third Prize:
#198: Grant Gibson, Chris-AnnMarie Spencer
#1369: Wayne Congar, Arrielle Assouline-Lichten

Honorable Mention:
#892: Pieterjan Ginckels, Julian Friedauer

* On November 3rd at 12:00 a.m. we will close the polls and announce the popular vote winner.