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: TBA


Submissions that represent critical investigations advancing the general understanding of the discipline of architecture are invited. This program will recognize built and unbuilt work and carefully consider critical efforts that reflect upon practice and research.


Persons in ACSA full-member and candidate-member schools who are primarily engaged in teaching may enter one or more submissions on different subject matters relevant to their educational activities. Prior publication does not affect eligibility. Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2016, to be eligible for consideration. Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.

Submission Documentation

Entries must consist of high-quality digital graphic material and text, maximum of 750 words, submitted through the online system by the nominee in PDF format with up to 20, 8.5×11 pages, no more than 20MB. All material must be submitted by TBA, online at www.acsa-arch.org and the submitter will need to log into the ACSA website in order to submit.

Each submission shall contain the following information:

  • Submission Information, completed online during submission (www.acsa-arch.org);
  • Project Title;
  • Abstract: (not to exceed 300 words) describing the project (copy/paste text box);
  • Supporting Material: Documents illustrating or describing the project (not to exceed a total of 20, 8.5×11 pages with a maximum of 750 words, in PDF format, no more than 20MB).

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 project.

  • All materials for nominations and submissions must be uploaded online in one complete package. Any incomplete documentation will not be accepted.
  • Projects that have previously been recognized by ACSA will not be considered.
  • In support of the American Institute of Architecture Students’ (AIAS) resolution on unpaid interns, ACSA does not allow partners of firms who do not pay their interns, in accordance with all applicable laws, to submit work for ACSA publications or to receive ACSA awards. (Intern refers to those individuals participating in IDP or equivalent required training and includes working students.)  Nomination or submission to the ACSA Awards Program constitutes your understanding of this agreement.
  • Current ACSA Board of Directors members may not submit nominating or supporting letters.
  • Award winners are expected to register and attend the the ACSA Annual Meeting.
  • By submitting your project, you certify that you have granted ACSA permission to use all graphics included.

Edwin Hernández
Programs Coordinator
tel: 202-785-2324
email: ehernandez@acsa-arch.org

Eric W. Ellis
Senior Director of Operations and Programs
tel: 202-785-2324
email: eellis@acsa-arch.org