Submit by September 1, 2020

2021 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education

Awarded to an individual who has had a significant impact on architectural education and the discipline and practice of architecture.

An AIA/ACSA Award.

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Submit by September 30, 2020

2021 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 your materials today!

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2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

The June 2021 Teacher’s Conference, Curriculum for Climate Agency, as a collaboration between the EAAE + ACSA, welcomes a range of formats for presentation and communication, from full‐paper and project-based presentations, to workshop‐based interactions, to graphic, visual and/or textual analyses of projects that respond to the 10 scholarship themes.

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Faculty Resources
Call to Action

Member Networks

We are piloting Member Networks to deepen connections and encourage collaboration among architecture faculty, staff, and students. ACSA invites faculty, students, and others to help establish action networks organized under various topics.

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June 3, 2020

ACSA Releases Statement Addressing Racial Injustice

ACSA is committed to making architectural education more accessible, inclusive, and equitable by initiating change through our volunteer committees and programs. We pledge to take action to support the design of a more just and equitable future.

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Plan for the Fall Semester

Plan for the Fall Semester

Dates + Deadlines

2021 Topaz Medallion for Excellence

Submit: Tue, Sep 1, 2020

2020 AIA/ACSA Intersections Research Conference: CARBON

Register: Sat, Sep 26, 2020

2020 Architectural Education Awards

Submit: Wed, Sep 30, 2020

Call for Abstracts: 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

Submit: Wed, Oct 14, 2020

Call for Images: 2021 ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference

Submit: Wed, Oct 14, 2020

2021 Course Development Prize

Submit: Wed, Oct 14, 2020

2020-2021 AIA/ACSA COTE Top Ten for Students

Submit: Wed, Jan 13, 2021

2021 AISC/ACSA Steel Design Student Competition

Register: Wed, Apr 7, 2021
Deadline: September 1, 2020

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: September 30, 2020

Distinguished Professor Award

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: September 30, 2020

ACSA/AIAS New Faculty Teaching Award

To recognize demonstrated excellence in teaching performance during the formative years of an architectural teaching career.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Creative Achievement Award

To recognize a specific creative achievement in teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service that advances architectural education.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Diversity Achievement Award

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: September 30, 2020

AIA/ACSA Practice and Leadership Award

To discover and recognize “best practice” examples of highly effective teaching, scholarship, and outreach in the areas of professional practice and leadership.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Design Build Award

To honor the best practices in school-based design-build projects.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

Collaborative Practice Award

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: September 30, 2020

Faculty Design Award

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: September 30, 2020

AIA/ACSA Housing Design Education Award

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.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

TAD Research Contribution Award

The TAD Award for Research Contribution recognizes outstanding peer-reviewed research published in Technology | Architecture + Design.
Deadline: September 30, 2020

JAE Best Article Award

The first award recognizes the best Scholarship of Design article and the second award acknowledges the best Design as Scholarship article for the preceding academic year. All peer-reviewed content published in the journal is eligible.
Deadline: July 1, 2020

Annual Meeting Best Paper & Best Project Awards

The Best Paper and Best Project Awards recognize outstanding peer-reviewed research presented at the ACSA Annual Meeting. Sponsored by the College of Distinguished Professors the award will promote research, scholarship, and creative excellence.
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Webinars + Online Discussions

The farther up you look in the world of architecture, the fewer women you see. We’ve rounded up some publicly available metrics behind this claim, in order to examine them more closely.

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

This joint initiative with NCARB investigates the alignment between architectural education and practitioners perception.

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

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.