Category II Open

The ACSA/AISC 2009-2010 Steel Design Student Competition offers architecture students the opportunity to participate in an open competition category with limited restrictions. This category will allow the students (with the approval of a Faculty Sponsor) to select a site and building program.

The Category II program should be of equal complexity as the Category I program.

Faculty sponsoring students entering Category II must submit a written building program along with the submission.

To enter the open competition students may select any building occupancy other than a mind and body center. Students may not enter both categories of the competition.


The design project must be conceived in structural steel construction. A strategy should be considered that evaluates a method for taking advantage of steel’s properties and characteristics in order to conceptualize and propose a critical evaluation of the design.

Steel Competition Program (PDF)