The Chronicle’s forthcoming architecture issue will feature scores of interesting new buildings. But the issue’s most interesting designs could come from our readers: We are asking you — whether or not you are an architect — to design a presidential library.
As many know, George W. Bush’s presidential library will probably be built at Southern Methodist University, and the celebrity architect Robert A.M. Stern will design it. But Chronicle readers no doubt have their own ideas of what the library should look like. We want your back-of-the-envelope design — literally, on the back of an envelope. Anyone can enter. We’ll run some of the designs in the architecture issue and put many more online. Chronicle readers will review the designs and vote for their favorites. The winner will not get a commission to design the Bush library, but he or she will get an iPod Touch — perhaps the next best thing.
Please review the contest rules on this page, which provides details about envelope size and design guidelines, along with an address where you can send your entry. The deadline for entries is February 1.