For the next round of its “City of the Future” design competition, the History Channel has concluded an open search for design teams in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, and Atlanta. The selected teams will be asked to envision what these cities will look like in 100 years' time and will present their designs at public events in January. Judges for this year's competition include David Childs of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, ARCHITECT editor in chief Ned Cramer, and Jess Wendover, director of the Mayor's Institute on City Design. Go to for more information.

City: Washington, D.C.
Date: Jan. 15
Place: Union Station

  • Beyer Blinder Belle
  • Christian Zapatka Architect
  • CUP
  • Grow:DC
  • istudio/envision
  • Maryland Urban Research Studio
  • OBRA Architects
  • Sorg and Associates

City: San Francisco
Date: Jan. 20
Place: Ferry Building

  • Anderson Anderson Architecture
  • Fougeron Architecture
  • Gelfand Partners Architects
  • Hargreaves Associates
  • IF architecture
  • IwamotoScott Architecture
  • Kuth Ranieri Architects
  • Pfau Architecture

City: Atlanta
Date: Jan. 29
Place: Underground Atlanta

  • EDAW/Praxis3/BNIM/Metcalf and Eddy
  • Georgia Tech
  • HOK
  • HollwichKushner
  • NOX
  • Perkins+Will
  • plexus r+d
  • Team Dewmac