Holding a Competition

Choose an Architect by holding a competition

An alternative method of selecting an Architect, and this applies mainly to large prestigious projects, is to hold a competition.

Note that all architectural competitions in Zimbabwe must be approved by the Architects Council. There are several types of Architectural Competitions, these being:

  • Open competition in which all registered architects may participate.
  • Limited competitions where invited architects only may participate
  • Ideas competitions where only ideas are presented and
  • Conceptual design competition where the brief is broadly outlined and the object is to select an architect rather than a design.

For further information on competitions contact the Institute of Architects of Zimbabwe.