Other Opportunities

Call for Papers

  • PPADD Conference at American University of Sharjah

    Call for Abstracts
    Representation: Process and Practice Across Design Disciplines (PPADD)

    Dates: February 15–17, 2018
    Location: College of Architecture, Art and Design
    American University of Sharjah

    United Arab Emirates



  • 3D Hubs Architecture Student Grant

    Deadline: June 30th, 2017

    The brief is simple: show us your use of 3D printing in your architecture project. Whether it's a wild mockup of a future tech hub made of plastic or a treehouse prototyped in metal, we want to see how you're using 3D printing to help communicate your ideas. 

    We’re looking for inventors, problem solvers and creative talents who are able to push the boundaries of 3D printing.

    The awardee will receive $500, an honorable mention from Brian Garret (co-founder of 3D Hubs) on LinkedIn and a professional photoshoot of your project.
  • Urban SOS: hOUR City student competition

    Deadline: July 17, 2017

    Can students strengthen connections between cities and their surrounding regions?
    Historically, the boundaries of a city were defined by how far people could travel in one hour. These boundaries determined the reach of a city’s infrastructure, and its exchanges with surrounding areas. With the forces of globalization and dramatic geographic, social and economic shifts, the time has come to reimagine these boundaries. We’re challenging students to consider new ways for urban, suburban, and rural communities to connect to opportunity.
    Presented by AECOM and Van Alen Institute, with 100 Resilient Cities — Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation, hOUR City is this year’s Urban SOS™ student ideas competition. We’re asking students to propose new solutions to tackle housing, transportation, or economic development challenges and to re-imagine what a future “hour city” boundary can be.

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  • Riverside Urban Hackathon 2017

    Deadline: September 21, 2017
    Grand Prize: $1,000

    Brief Description
    Riverside hosts amazing events every year, like the Festival of Lights, but the challenge of attracting tourists and caring for their needs is an ever shifting target.
    The #RUH17 challenge is to create new and engaging tools & experiences for tourism in downtown Riverside.

    Participants may select from any facet of tourism from: urban planning considerations, new types of events, to entertaining mobile apps. The only requirement is that proposals are actionable and use downtown Riverside as their canvas. We encourage participants to think creatively about what challenges tourists commonly face, what draws them in, and what types of events they want to see.


  • 2017 Vectorworks Design Scholarship - $10,000

    Submission Deadline: July 15, 2017

    Vectorworks Design Scholarship invites current students and recent graduates from across design disciplines to enter for the chance to win up to $10,000 USD. Earn more than just a grade. Win $10,000 with a @Vectorworks Design Scholarship. Apply now! 

    Check out the press release and our recent blog, 5 Secrets to Successful Group Projects!

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  • The Milka Bliznakov Research Prize - $3000

    IAWA International Archive of Women in Architecture Center MILKA BLIZNAKOV RESEARCH PRIZE

    Deadline for proposals: May 30, 2017

    The IAWA Center invites architects, scholars, professionals, students, and researchers to honor IAWA founder Professor Milka Bliznakov through research on women in architecture and related design fields. This research, in concert with the preservation efforts of the IAWA, will help fill the current void in historical knowledge about women’s professional achievements. The archive encourages such research in addition to the goal of preserving archival materials related to the work of women who shaped the designed environment, thus preserving for posterity a record of their achievements. The Board of Advisors of the International Archive of Women in Architecture Center (IAWA) presents this Annual Prize of $3,000 (with up to $1,000 of that total reimbursable for travel and residency expenses) following a two-stage process: STAGE ONE: PROPOSAL SUBMISSION In Stage One, applicants submit their proposal, which outlines the work they plan to complete at the Archive, and should include the following elements.

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  • Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship

    Herman Miller Healthcare will sponsor up to eight emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend the 2017 HealthcareDesign Expo and Conference, the fall conference of the Center for Health Design/AIA Academy of Architecture for Health. Each selected recipient will receive reimbursement to cover registration fees, air travel, and hotel room costs. Applications are due by Tuesday, August 1, 2017Learn more >


  • SAH 2017 Annual International Conference

    Dates: June 7-11, 2017
    Location: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

    The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America in over 40 years. Meeting in Scotland's largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage, reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment. The Glasgow conference will include 36 paper sessions, eight roundtables, an introductory address and plenary talk, architecture tours, the SAH Glasgow Seminar, and more.
  • Balance Estates

    Dates: July 3-7, 2017 in Barcelona


    (B)(E) is a workshop of architecture and thinking that will reflect on the way in which certain unprecedented behaviors, are modifying our contemporary operative contexts, training ourselves in their understanding through updated theoretical tools, and developing our analytical and projectual skills.

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  • Critical Practice in an Age of Complexity

    An Interdisciplinary Critique of the Built Environment
    Location: University of Arizona, Tucson
    Dates: February 23-23, 2018

    Abstracts due December 5th, 2017!

Architecture Programs

  • 2017 Summer Architecture Programs

    Are you interested in studying architecture? Looking for a summer program to prep you for entering design school? Listed below are over 100 summer programs from all over the nation. 


  • STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals

    STEP Into the Sun: Solar Training for Design Professionals (Washington DC). Architects and engineers are well poised to tap into the northeast’s $67.5 billion solar investment potential. This training is specially-designed to teach such designers how to incorporate solar photovoltaics (PV) into plans, how to differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering solar PV to the clients, how to speak with clients about its benefits, and where to find information on the financial incentives. This training was developed by the Building Codes Assistance Project, the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), and 15 national solar energy experts and is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Sunshot Initiative.

    WHERE: District Architecture Center
    Hickok Cole Room
    421 7th St., NW
    Washington, DC 2004

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    COST: $200 ($150 discount for AIA/ASHRAE Members. Students, NGO, Veterans: $100.)
    HOW: Register at: http://bcapcodes.org/beyond-code-portal/sunshot/register/    

    For more information contact Maria Ellingson at mellingson@bcapcodes.org


To list a conference or competition open for participation by architectural educators and students, please email Amanda Gann at agann@acsa-arch.org