We The People Museum

The We The People Museum will set the standard for creating spaces honoring Black, Indigenous, and People of Colors voices and stories beyond enslavement and trauma. The museum will be a landmark in digital historic preservation that will serve generations to come.



Early Registration Fee - $150 per entry

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Regular Registration Fee - $200 per entry

Late Registration Fee - $250 per entry

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Architecture Design Contest

Since the beginning of recorded US history, the stories and voices of Black Indigenous, and People of Color have been relegated to small spaces. NO MORE.

Our Genetic Legacy is changing that. Our Virtual Cultural Heritage Museum will only be restricted by the imagination of the architect. The winning design will have all of the elements of a physical museum: atrium, lobby, exhibition spaces, gift shop, auditorium, and interactive outdoor spaces without any of the restrictions of physical museums. The only physical requirement is that the design is located somewhere in San Diego County.




Early Registration Period: June 15, 2022 - July 15, 2022

Registration Period: July 16, 2022 - August 15, 2022 

Late Registration Period: August 16, 2022 - October 31, 2022.

Draft Review (Optional): Due by September 1, 2022

  • To be returned with feedback by September 15, 2022.

Final Submission: November 1, 2022

Winner Announced: December 1, 2022

Entrants are encouraged to incorporate culturally significant symbols and materials in their designs and unique aesthetics and spatial organizations. Our Genetic Legacy is changing the future by using advanced design and technology to create publicly accessible spaces to expand the conversation around racial equity and justice by honoring the strength and resilience of BIPOC pioneers without the limits a physical structure imposes. In other words, the sky is the limit.

White men dominate the architectural industry. OGL is working to create pathways and opportunities for BIPOC youth, especially young women, to enter the field of architecture. The competition is open to all but MUST include a BIPOC youth aged 13 - 24 and a woman, and this can be the same person. There is no residency requirement for team members. No professional qualifications are required. Design proposals can be developed individually or by teams (4 team members maximum).



Enter the We The People Design Contest