Other Opportunities

Call for Papers


  • Urbanscape Urban Furniture Design Competition

    Deadline: December 5th, 2017

    The BOUN Furniture Design Competition 2018 is now open for submissions. The competition is open both to design students and to professionals under 40. The competition recognizes innovative design and creates a forum for the discussion. Participants are invited to design an item of furniture that integrates all the specifications outlined in the design brief.
  • IAAC 7th Advanced Architecture Contest - Responsive City

    Deadline: January 15th, 2018 

    The Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia is pleased to announce the 7th Advanced Architecture Contest, on the theme of RESPONSIVE CITY.
    The aim of the competition is to promote discussion and research through which to generate insights and visions, ideas and proposals that help us envisage what the city and the habitat of the 21st century will be like.
    The competition is open to architects, engineers, planners and designers who want to contribute to progress in making the world more habitable by developing a proposal capable of responding to emerging challenges in areas such as ecology, information technology, architecture, and productive cities.
    Prize (Total value: 62.250 EUR) will be distributed at the discretion of the Juries following the bases scheme. The competition jury, which is composed of architects, professionals in a wide range of fields and directors of some of the world's foremost architecture schools, is looking for outstanding proposals at any scale, for any city in the world on Smart Cities, Eco neighborhoods, Self-sufficient buildings, Intelligent homes, FabLabs, Urban farming or any other proposal that analyzes the phenomena of the Responsive City.
    The Registration is FREE, and the competition entries should be submitted digitally in PDF files via the Internet.


  • 2018 IAWA Symposium Call for Abstracts

    Abstract Deadline: December 15th, 2017

    Dates: March 28-30, 2018
    The IAWA invites abstracts for the 2018 IAWA Symposium  - Women Inventors in Architecture 1700-2000

    Please submit 300-word abstracts and a one-page CV to: 

    Subject heading: 2018 IAWA Symposium

  • Call for Papers for the International Conference Aldo Rossi Perspectives from the World

    Abstract Deadline: 11:59 pm Italian time, December 10, 2017.

    ALDO ROSSI. Perspectives from the World
    International Conference| 11-12-13 June 2018
    Politecnico di Milano, AUIC School

    Twenty years after the death of Aldo Rossi, Politecnico di Milano organize an exhibition (October 19-December 5, 2017. ATTENTION: the exhibition closing has been postponed! http://www.auic.polimi.it/eventi) and a Call for papers for the International Conference ALDO ROSSI. PERSPECTIVES FROM THE WORLD dedicated to the Milanese master, with the aim of celebrate a fundamental figure of Italian and international architectural culture, as well as student and professor at the Faculty of Architecture. 

  • 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

  • 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!
  • Call for Abstracts: 2018 Design Communication Association Conference at Cornell University

    The Design Communication Association (DCA) and the Department of Design & Environmental Analysis at Cornell University will host the 2018 DCA Conference in Ithaca, New York, on October 7th-10th, 2018.  

    The 2018 conference theme, "Virtual+Actual: Process and Product of Design", reflects the recent emergence and inclusion of various digital, virtual, and manual tangents in both educational environments and professional practice that influence the way we link between the process and the product of design. Abstracts are double-blind reviewed by the international panel of DCA Reviewers who will recommend acceptance for presentation at the DCA 2018 Conference at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA.  All accepted papers and posters will be published in the printed conference proceedings book with an ISBN number.

    The abstract submission deadline is December 1, 2017.

    Please share this Call for Abstracts with your colleagues.  We look forward to an engaging and exciting discussion at Cornell next fall.  

    For additional details, please visit: http://www.dcaconference2018.org/


  • 2018 Gensler Diversity Scholarship

    Gensler is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2018 Gensler Diversity Scholarship. In an effort to expand and include more inclusive design perspectives, the Diversity Scholarship is now open for underrepresented and minority students to apply.

    Your academic institution is invited to join the movement and recognize top design talent. To do so, nominate two of your top students to pursue this prestigious opportunity with Gensler. Over the past 18 years, winners have received more than $260,000 in scholarships and participated in over 50 Gensler internship opportunities.

    For additional information or to view a gallery of previous scholarship winners, please visit www.gensler.com/scholarships.

    Submission Deadline: December 10, 2017

    In an effort to expand and include more inclusive design perspectives, the Diversity Scholarship is now open to underrepresented and minority students to apply. This scholarship awards underrepresented and minority students enrolled in U.S. not-for-profit NAAB-accredited architecture programs with academic scholarships and summer internship opportunities.

    Congratulations to our 2017 Winners!
    University of Tennessee-Knoxville (Mustapha Williams- 1st Prize Diversity Scholarship)
    University of Pennsylvania (Farre Nixon- 2nd Prize Diversity Scholarship)


  • 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