Other Opportunities

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  • Architecture Festival 2018 Design Competition

    Early Bird Deadline: Jan 20th, 2018 ($20 fee)
    Registration Deadline: February 19th, 2018 ($25 fee)
    Submission Deadline: March 17th, 2018

    Architecture Festival 2018 theme is “Contextual Micro Space”
    SPACE is the right of all people without any exception. But recently, spaces for social interaction are hardly able to be found, overthrown by commercial functions. Whereas, if we are observant there are lots of wasted space that can be develop to fill the social needs. We as the future architects, in truth are trained not just to create creative solution tactfully, but also creatively recognize an actual social condition then to inspect the problem, potential, and the solution. Find the actual social issues around your environment and find the negative micro space that could be transformed by your creativity.

    Terms and Condition
    • Each team consists of maximum 4 undergraduate students with a minimum 1 active undergraduate architect student
    • This competition is open for architecture, civil engineer, and interior design students only
    • Members of each team are obtainable from diverse universities


  • 2018 National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

    Location: University of Cincinnati
    When: March 1-3, 2018

    The theme of the conference is TIME; submission categories include abstracts, paper panels, film/video, film/video panels and performance.

    The keynote speaker will be Marcos Novak, Director of the Translab and Professor in the Media Arts and Technology Program at University of California, Santa Barbara. More information about Marcos, his work and that of his students can be found here:

  • KSU | Year of India - Conference

    Dates: March 15-17 2018

    India, a land of ancient wisdom and cultural world heritage, is home to the world’s first cities. In the last twenty years it has experienced unprecedented growth, development, and change, altering its physical, cultural, and social landscape with dramatic effect. Today, its cities embody a paradoxical mix of globalization, modernity, and advanced technology with regionalism, tradition, and religion, juxtaposed with extreme poverty and inequality. Sustainability, in all its facets has emerged as a key problem in India’s development story. Urbanization is not an independent variable of development, but an integral part and product of the development process itself. Therefore, there is a need to understand urban issues as part of a larger development process affecting both rural and urban communities and livelihoods, employing historical and contemporary perspectives (with regional and global implications). Building off research in the fields of Sociology, Biology, and Architecture, the conference will examine contemporary urban growth in India and its effects on the everyday ecologies of its people. Our goal is a more holistic understanding of India’s urban ecologies, their interdependence, and the need for more sustainable strategies for urbanization. India’s cities can provide applicable lessons to the more global concerns of urbanization around the world. 

    Cost: Registration Fee $200 

    conference page link: http://dga.kennesaw.edu/yearof/india/conference.php

  • POROUS BORDERS, 4th AULA Symposium, El Paso/Ciudad Juarez

    Texas Tech University at El Paso
    March 29 – April 1, 2018


    Robert Alexander González, Texas Tech University
    Rafael Longoria, University of Houston
    Kristine Stiphany, Texas Tech University 

    Proposals due February 1, 2018
    Porous borders are often considered problems to be solved, but this condition can also present opportunities to increase cultural exchange, challenge pre-conceived notions, and improve the built environment. This forthcoming gathering brings together prominent scholars and architects to the U.S.-Mexico border to discuss a timely topic. We are accepting abstracts and project proposals presenting new scholarship on the subject in the following areas: 

    CONTESTATION/RESISTANCE: Work that emphasizes the flows and fluxes that calcify borders and ongoing efforts to resist them. 

    DISSOLUTION: Work associated with the creation of spatial territories that challenge, expand, diminish, and otherwise dissolve geopolitical barriers. 

    SYNTHESIS: Work interested in how borders provide a pedagogical datum for the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and Latina/o and Latin American cultural landscapes within studio pedagogy, with particular focus on travelling studios.

    TRANSGRESSION/RECIPROCITY: Work that investigates the evolving relationship between social, technical, and biophysical processes that reconfigure geopolitical boundaries to support emergent phenomena.

    Please submit statements of interest (one-page) to r.gonzalez@ttu.edu by February 1, 2018. If accepted, you will be asked to submit a larger file. Following the successes of past meetings at Harvard University, Tulane University, and the University of New Mexico, the contents of the conference will be published in a forthcoming issue of AULA: Architecture & Urbanism in Las Américas. Travel subsidies will be provided for selected scholars to present their work at the symposium.


  • AAH and AAH Foundation Fellowship

    Deadline: January 26th, 2018

    Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning and Design The Tuttle Fellowship supports graduate students and emerging professionals seeking licensure, increasing their awareness of the needs and nature of healthcare facilities, attracting talented young architects and students to the field and advancing the knowledge of planning and design for healthcare environments. Awards are typically from $2,000 – $10,000.

    AAH Foundation Fellowships

    J Armand Burgun Fellowship: This fellowship is in honor of J. Armand Burgun, FAIA, FACHA, a true pioneer of the Facilities Guidelines Institute, “in grateful acknowledgement of his 50 years of extraordinary leadership, dedication and vision in the development and use of many generations of this document.” Fellowship award(s) range from $10,000 – $20,000 and go to students and/or professionals who demonstrate a strong interest in advancing the knowledge, application and participation of the Facilities Guidelines Institute.

    Griffin/McKahan/Zilm (GMZ) Graduate Fellowship in Health Facility Planning & Design: This fellowship has been established by three leaders in healthcare planning through the Academy of Architecture for Health Foundation Legends fund to encourage research into healthcare programming and planning. Fellowship award(s) range from $2,000 – $7,500.

    The George J. Mann, AIA Travel Prize:This travel prize has been established in honor of George J. Mann, AIA, Ronald L. Skaggs, FAIA Endowed professor in health facilities design at Texas A&M, to support travel expenses for students pursuing a healthcare architecture education. Recipients will be announced at the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health Update PDC Conference – Spring 2018. Recipient prize amount is $4,000.


  • International VELUX Award

    The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight - to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light and life. The award runs every second year.

    “Light of Tomorrow” is the overall theme of the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the future of daylight in the built environment with an open-minded and experimental approach. Therefore, the award seeks to widen the boundaries of daylight in architecture, including aesthetics, functionality, sustainability, and the interaction between buildings and environment.

    The award is open to any registered student of architecture – individual or team – at the bachelor's or master's level all over the world. We encourage multi-disciplinary teams including e.g. engineering, design and landscaping. Every student or student team must be backed and granted submission by a teacher from a school of architecture.

    Registration Deadline: April 1, 2018
    Submission Deadline: June 15, 2018

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