MacArthur Foundation doubles high-stakes open call for $100 million proposals

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8d53617a09d6b1ec3ddacb8a3bd80e4d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In June 2016, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/38686/macarthur-foundation" rel="nofollow" >MacArthur Foundation</a> launched a high-stakes contest for an incredibly large grant. The big bet competition, called <a href="http://100andchange.foundationcenter.org/" rel="nofollow" >100&amp;Change</a>, promised $100 million to whatever group could come up with the boldest idea for tackling one of the world's most pressing challenges.&nbsp;

The winning project saw Sesame Workshop teaming up with the International Rescue Committee in order to create mass media and direct services for refugee children that addresses their unique educational and emotional needs. Picked from over 1,900 applications, other proposals sought to tackle issues such as neonatal health, river blindness, malnutrition, the millions of uninsured Americans, and much more.  

Proposals submitted by architects include Architects for Society‘s project for a rapidly deployable, dignified shelter for disaster relief; Gensler‘s and Skid Row Housing Trust’s work on using prefabrication to deliver effective, streamlined solutions to homelessness; and Miller Design Group’s approach to …

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