Architecture Business Plan Competition Finalists Announced

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Charrette Venture Group has announced the six finalists in the Architecture Business Plan Competition.

The 2014 Architecture Business Plan Competition has announced their six finalists. Jury members read through 51 exceptional Executive Summaries and placed their votes to select the finalists. Finalists will present their full business plan to the competition jury in Chicago on June 25, 2014. The competition winner will be announced on June 26, 2014, with the first prize receiving $10,000.

·     Seth Anderson, Ascent Architecture & Interiors (Bend, Oregon)

·     Katherine Darnstadt, Latent Design (Chicago, Illinois)

·     Ryan Hansanuwat, RHad Studio (Cedar Park, Texas)

·     Scott Larrick, ELEVEN:59 STUDIO (Austin, Texas)

·     Zane Muntz, DESIGNCREW (Des Moines, Iowa)

·     Alexander Witko and Courtney Hunt, Organelle Design (Brooklyn, New York)

"We were thrilled to receive over a hundred registered participants and over fifty completed submissions," said Matt Ostanik, President and Founder, Charrette Venture Group, and a member of the competition jury. "With 2014 being the first year of the competition, we were not certain what to expect, but the level of interest and participation from entrepreneurial architects was incredibly high."

“It was an amazing experience to see the variety of creative approaches the entrants took to designing their businesses," said Bob Fisher, Principal, Greenway Group, and Associate Publisher, DesignIntelligence, and also a member of the competition jury. “The jury was impressed with how thoroughly many of the entrants designed their practices. It was inspiring to see how many architects and designers embraced building strong businesses in order to focus on creating great work.”

About the Architecture Business Plan Competition

Eligible participants are licensed architects in the U.S. or Canada, and, if operating an existing design firm, have been in business for five years or less. The business plan competition is hosted by Charrette Venture Group, and sponsored by DesignIntelligence and For more information on the competition rules and timeline, visit

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