AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education

Submission Deadline: October 4, 2017 (extended deadline)

The ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award is granted jointly by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to recognize the importance of good education in housing design in a wide range of areas and able to be capable leaders and contributors to their communities.

Judging Criteria for the Housing Design Education Award will be evaluated on the basis of the positive impact on students, the university, or the community. This impact may be found in areas such as the creation of a stimulating environment for learning about housing issues or for stimulating positive outcomes related to housing issues between and among university and community members. 

Persons in ACSA full-member and candidate-member schools who are engaged in teaching may enter one or more submissions relevant to their educational activities. Previous winners in the Housing Design Education Award may apply each year with new program components.

Submission Documentation
Entries should be submitted through the online system, up to 20, 8.5x11 pages in PDF format. An abstract (not to exceed 300 words) describing the course or activity. All material must be submitted by September 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm ET, online at and the submitter will need to log into the ACSA website in order to submit. Each submission shall contain the following:

  • Submission Information, completed online during submission (;
  • Abstract: (not to exceed 300 words);
  • Supporting Material: Documents illustrating and describing the candidate’s curricular and/or activity. (not to exceed a total of 20, 8.5x11 pages with a maximum of 750 words, in PDF format).

To maintain anonymity, no names of entrants or collaborating parties may appear on any part of the submission. Credits may be concealed by any simple means. Do not conceal identity and location of the project.

Selection & Presentation
Applications will be assessed by a jury composed of two individuals from AIA and two individuals from ACSA, none of who shall be associated with any of submissions. The ACSA Awards Committee shall recommend to the ACSA board for approval a maximum of three programs for this award per year. The jury, in any year, may choose not to bestow the ACSA/AIA Housing Design Education Award. ACSA shall present recipients with a certificate during the ACSA Annual Meeting and recipients will have the opportunity to present their work.

+ Download the complete 2017-2018 ACSA Architecture Awards Program (PDF)
Past Recipients

2017-2018 HDE Jurors
Francisco J. Rodriguez, Universidad De Puerto Rico
Lorena del Rio, California College of the Arts
Simon Ha, Steinberg
Raymond Demers, Enterprise Community Partners