Small Is Beautiful

Welcome to the ‘Small is Beautiful’ competition page

The ‘Small is Beautiful’ competition gives students and recent graduates the exciting opportunity to make a name for themselves in the architectural industry.

To enter, simply choose an existing small space no larger than 2.59 metres high, 2.43 metres wide and 6.05 metres in length, and create an innovative architectural design that both complements the diminutive space and expands the capability of the room.

Fahad Al Tamimi expects photographs of the existing space, along with architectural drawings that comprise your design. Feel free to include digital samples of colour swatches, fabrics, and other materials to augment your application.

We are searching for someone who has the potential to become a truly great architect, so designs that stand out will go further. We expect designs to take into account standard architectural practices, but we are searching for an out-of-the-box designer who will really stun us with their creation.

The closing date for applications is the 1st January 2015, with the shortlist being announced on the 1st of February 2014 and the finalists (first, second and third place) being presented with an award at a ceremony at the Fahad Al Tamimi offices on the 20th February 2015.

The first place prize is a 6 month internship with Fahad Al Tamimi Architecture; 2nd place is a voucher for a short architectural course, and 3rd prize is a sculpture created by Fahad Al Tamimi himself.

Send your applications to

Good luck!