Design Competition

Create a Space for Utah's Black Community to Unite.


December 1st, 2020


Utah based designers, architects, amateur and professional artists, storytellers and students.


$500 – Architecture Award
$500 – Interior Design Award
$500 – Artist/Maker Award
$500- Storyteller Award

Sponsored by:

Help Us Design Our New Black Success Center

The Utah Black Chamber is developing plans for a Black Success Center in the heart of Salt Lake Valley and we want your help in
designing it.

The Center will be the economic development hub of Utah’s Black Community and will help grow black businesses and jobs. It will
provide resources and education for both professional and personal growth.

The Center will also serve as a facility to unite Utah’s Black Community, and any organization, club, or group will be able to congregate, socialize, or meet at the center.

Even though the space is built to serve the Black Community, the center welcomes everyone.

The Process

Entries are welcomed in all aspects of the Center’s design and decoration, and the competition will be judged in four categories:
architecture, interior design, artist/maker and storyteller. Submissions are due by December 1st, 2020. Only online submissions will
be accepted.

Each submission will be reviewed by our panel and you can expect to receive an email letting you know if you have been chosen as a
finalist. Finalist entries will be showcased on the website and the top ranked entry in each category will be awarded a $500 prize.

The Space

The Black Success Center will be a space to collaborate, innovate, and mastermind.

The space will include:

  • A lobby and reception area for welcoming guests
  • Classrooms for trainings and workshops
  • An event hall for small to medium-sized events
  • Co-working spaces and meeting areas for start-ups or newly established businesses
  • A main office and virtual admin for organizations that call the center their home.

The location for the Center is TBD, and we welcome conceptual designs on all aspects of the above.

The Theme

We are looking for designs that will educate, stimulate, motivate, and inspire people as they enter and use the Center. This includes
(but is not limited to) local and national success stories, black history, and cultural decor. We want the look and feel of the Center to be
a modern design with black cultural flavor.

Interior Design

Entry Ideas:

  • Entry/Lobby
  • Classroom
  • Co-working Space
  • Other


Entry Ideas:

  • Photo Panels
  • Video Displays
  • Interactive
  • Other


Entry Ideas:

  • Building
  • Event Hall
  • Landscape
  • Other


Entry Ideas:

  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Metal/Wood/Glass
  • Furniture
  • Other