Towering Ambition: Cocktails & Lego

BC architects, designers and other creative types are invited to take part in a unique competition/fundraiser led by Douglas Coupland, on behalf of the Vancouver Art Gallery (VAG). Coupland, the world-renowned artist, sculptor, writer and designer, is crowdsourcing his next art project, an exhibit titled everywhere is anywhere is anything is everything that will be on display at the VAG in 2014.

Local design teams are invited to create a distinctive piece to be added to the exhibit. There is a catch: it must be created with LEGO. For a $1,250 entry fee (a 50% reduction available through the AIBC – use group promo code “COUPLAND” when registering), participants in the Towering Ambition Contest will receive a handsome supply of LEGO with which to build a tower that showcases their unique skills and vision. Teams will also receive four tickets to a special Cocktails & Lego reception at the gallery on November 26, 2013, where all of the contest entries will be featured and the winning project revealed. The chosen tower, along with its corporate or team logo, will be displayed prominently in the exhibition which runs from May 31 to September 1, 2014.

Don’t miss your chance to be part of Douglas Coupland’s 2014 exhibition. For more information about both the Towering Ambition Contest the Cocktails&LEGO reception, please visit or contact contest organizer Nico Bauman at