2023 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.

An AIA/ACSA Award.

Deadline: September 28, 2022


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, 8.5×11 pages in PDF format. An abstract (not to exceed 300 words) describing the course or activity. All material must be submitted by September 28, 2022, 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:

  • Submission Information, completed online during submission (www.acsa-arch.org);
  • Project Title;
  • 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, 8.5×11 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 the 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