Submission Deadline: June 1, 2022

2022 Steel Competition

Towards a New Monumentality & Open


April 13, 2022

Registration Deadline

June 1, 2022

Submission Deadline

Summer 2022

Winners Announced

Fall 2022

Publication of Summary Book


Category II: Open

The ACSA/AISC 2022 Steel Design Student Competition also offers architecture students the opportunity to participate in an open competition with limited restrictions. With the approval of a sponsoring faculty member, students may select a site and building program. 

  • The Category II program should be of equal complexity as the Category I program.
  • Students entering Category II must submit a written building program, including a brief description of the building type, gross square footage, and project location, as part of the online submission in the Program Edits (copy/paste text box).

To enter the open competition students may select any building occupancy other than a memorial, monument or public space.

Students may not enter both categories of the competition.


The design project must be conceived in structural steel construction and must contain at least one space/element that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design. The most compelling proposals will inevitably integrate the use of steel into the design of the project at multiple levels, from primary structure to building envelope and tectonic details.


Edwin Hernández
Programs Coordinator

Eric W. Ellis
Senior Director of Operations and Programs