Winners from the 2015 Design Competition: Click Here (3.3M)

Denver Metro City Design Competition

Imagine your city a more enjoyable place to live and eat for people of all ages. The Denver Metro City Design Competition welcomes high school students to participate in the scholarship category. Younger students can compete with the high school students or participate in the fun category. The project this year is addressing a trend to eat more food grown locally by designing a farm-to-table restaurant. The design challenge is to integrate the growing of food on-site and make the restaurant inviting for families. People of all ages can sit down at a table to a delicious meal with freshly picked food. What type of food would your restaurant grow and serve?

Purpose of this Design Competition

  • Creative outlet for aspiring architects and artists
  • Resume builder for college applications
  • Education on city needs
  • Win prizes



Topic: Farm-to-Table Restaurant

Date: Feb. 21, 2015

Location: Arapahoe Community College
5900 South Santa Fe Drive, Littleton, Colorado 80120

Entry Deadline: Feb. 6, 2014
** We will accept late entries as long as there is still space available **

Cost: Free


  • iPad
  • SketchUp Pro license
  • Shadow an RNL architect for a day
  • $50 Walmart Gift Card
  • ...

Flyer: Click Here

Tentative Schedule:

  • 9:00 - 10:00 Student Project Drop-off and Set-Up
  • 10:15 - 12:00 Judging Student Projects (Closed to Public)
  • 10:15 - 12:00 Tour of ACC architecture facilities (for those entered in Scholarship category)
  • 12:00 - 1:00 Open to Public for Viewing Projects
  • 1:00 - 1:30 Keynote by Jenny Ranville: "The HLP Farm-to-Table Restauarnt Design"
  • 1:30 Awards Ceremony
  • 2:30 Pick-Up Student Projects

We will be in the main dining room at ACC. If you enter the West doors, the dining room is the first room on the right.

Scholarship Category

Eligibility: Students in grade 12 and below (including those in grades 8 and below)

Details and Registration Form: Click Here

Fun Category

Eligibility: Students in grade 8 and below

Details and Registration Form: Click Here

Past Design Competition Winners

2013-14 "Pocket Neighborhoods": Click Here