Competition
WINNERS ANNOUNCED

2021 Steel Design Student Competition

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) have selected the recipients of the 2021 Steel Design Student Competition. The competition recognizes eleven exceptional projects, in two categories, that explore a variety of issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.

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CONFERENCE
SEPT. 29 – OCT. 1, 2021 | VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

2021 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: COMMUNITIES

Join us virtually from September 29 to October 1 for the 2021 Intersections Conference. Learn about new discoveries and innovations from communities around the world and gain an increased awareness of research happening in both academia and practice. The conference will foster opportunities for new partnerships, explore interdisciplinary opportunities, find sources of funding and collaborations. It will be a chance for both established researchers as well as those looking to enhance their research capabilities or increase their knowledge, with keynotes, sessions, breakouts, workshops, and networking events. 

Register by September 15
AWARDS
Call for Submissions

2022 Architectural Education Awards

ACSA honors architectural educators for exemplary work in areas such as building design, community collaborations, scholarship, and service. The award-winning professors inspire and challenge students, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and extend their work beyond the borders of academia into practice and the public sector.

Submit by October 14
Faculty Prize
Submit by October 20, 2021

2022 Timber Education Prize

The Timber Education Prize seeks to recognize effective, innovative courses and curricula that create a stimulating and evidence-based environment for learning about timber. The use of wood as a building material can achieve multiple design, construction, and performance objectives. Therefore, these courses should equip students with the knowledge and design skills to achieve green building goals in a range of project types. From seminars and design studios to building technology classes and structures lessons, the variety of courses offered at schools of architecture demonstrates the importance of sustainable education with renewable timber at the core.

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Faculty Prize
Submit by October 20, 2021

2022 Course Development Prize

The 2022 Course Development Prize in Architecture, Climate Change, and Society calls for course proposals utilizing methods and themes that innovate within their institutional setting—asking hard questions of students that are equal in weight to the hard questions being asked of society in the midst of a global pandemic as it continues to grapple with the intertwined causes and effects of climate change.

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JOURNALS
Call for Papers

Technology | Architecture + Design 6:2 Engineering

TAD invites original and creative research manuscripts for consideration in the Engineering issue. Engineering seeks to attract, curate, and forge a combined body of knowledge shaping the built environment from a more action-integrated perspective.

Submit by January 15, 2022
JOURNALS
Call for Papers

JAE 76:2 Pedagogies for a Broken World

Pedagogies for a Broken World aims to demonstrate that these questions and practices are not only relevant socially, but also spatially, and to promote novel forms of scholarship and collaboration. This issue of JAE aims to capture these initiatives as well as imagine new ones, inviting a wholesale reimagination of architectural education and its priorities.

Submit by February 1, 2022
Faculty Resources

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

ACSA has compiled an initial list of links to related content, understanding that it is not exhaustive, that many others are working beyond our sphere, and that more work can be done. This list includes ACSA Research, videos of our recent online events, organizations, publications, and an extended list of resources to help you and your school.

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Climate Positive Concrete Housing

Categories: I. Towards a New Monumentality & II. Open

Dates + Deadlines

2021 Intersections Research Conference: COMMUNITIES

Register: Fri, Sep 24, 2021

2022 Architectural Education Awards

Submit: Wed, Oct 6, 2021

2021 Administrators Conference: PROSPECTS

Register: Wed, Oct 6, 2021

2022 Course Development Prize

Submit: Wed, Oct 20, 2021

2022 Timber Education Prize

Submit: Wed, Oct 20, 2021

2022 AIA COTE Top Ten for Students Competition

Submit: Wed, Jan 12, 2022
Register: Wed, Jan 12, 2022

Call for Papers - TAD 6:2 Engineering

Submit: Sat, Jan 15, 2022

Call for Papers | JAE 76:2 Pedagogies for a Broken World

Submit: Tue, Feb 1, 2022

2022 Habitat: Design Competition

Submit: Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Register: Wed, Apr 13, 2022

2022 Steel Competition

Submit: Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Register: Wed, Apr 13, 2022

Timber in the City 4: Urban Habitats Competition

Submit: Wed, Jun 1, 2022
Register: Wed, Apr 13, 2022
Deadline: September 14, 2021

AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion

Awarded to an individual who has had a significant impact on architectural education and the discipline and practice of architecture.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Distinguished Professor

To recognize individuals that have had a positive, stimulating, and nurturing influence upon students over an extended period of time and/or teaching which inspired a generation of students who themselves have contributed to the advancement of architecture.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

New Faculty Teaching

To recognize demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Creative Achievement

To recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Diversity Achievement

To recognize the work of faculty, administrators, or students in creating effective methods and models to achieve greater diversity in curricula, school personnel, and student bodies, specifically to incorporate the participation and contributions of historically under-represented groups or contexts.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

AIA/ACSA Practice and Leadership

To discover and recognize “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Design Build

To honor the best practices in school-based design-build projects.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Collaborative Practice

Proposed by Thomas Dutton and Anthony Schuman to recognize ACSA’s commitment to community partnerships in which faculty students and neighborhood citizens are valued equally and that aim to address issues of social injustice through design.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

Faculty Design

To provide a venue for work that advances the reflective nature of practice and teaching by recognizing and encouraging outstanding work in architecture and related environmental design fields as a critical endeavor.
Deadline: October 6, 2021

AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education

To recognize the importance of good education in housing design to produce architects ready for practice in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.
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In response to recent events highlighting racial inequity across the United States, many institutions have added new courses that investigate the intersection of race, equity, social justice and the built environment. View the list.

The last piece in the series, Where Are My People? Middle Eastern and North African, covers a group of people who continue to face mass discrimination and combat popular misconceptions about heritage and religion.

This report investigates current and historical metrics of institutional effectiveness and details more than 530 architecture degree programs.

Where Are My People? Native & Indigenous in Architecture chronicles both societal and discipline-specific metrics in an effort to highlight the experiences of designers, architects and educators of Native & Indigenous heritage.

The Journal of Architectural Education (JAE) is a biannual peer-reviewed academic journal, and the primary venue for research and commentary on architectural education.

Technology | Architecture + Design (TAD) is a biannual peer-­reviewed international journal dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in the field of building technology and its translation, integration, and impact on architecture and design.

Explore the ACSA index of proceedings to stay up-to-date on conferences.