Registration & Submissions

Online Project Submission

The student is required to submit the final entries that must be uploaded through the ACSA Competition website at by 12:00pm, May 11, 2016. If the submission is from a team of students, all student team members will have the ability to upload the digital files. Once the final submit button is pressed no additional edits, uploads, or changes can be made. Once the final Submission is uploaded and submitted, each student will receive a confirmation email notification. You may “save” your submission and return to complete. Please note: The submission is not complete until the “complete this submission” button has been pressed. For team projects, each member of team projects may submit the final project.

The final submission upload must contain the following:

  • Completed online registration including all team members and faculty sponsors
  • Each of the four 20”x20” boards uploaded individually as a high resolution PDF or JPEG file
  • A design essay or abstract


Sets for registered students to upload their final submission:

  1. Log into the ACSA website, with your personal ACSA credential received upon registration
  2. Click "My ACSA"
  3. Click "My Competitions"
  4. Locate the 15-16 Preservation as Provocation Competition, Click "Submissions"
  5. Click "Upload My Submissions"

Here you will see a series of tabs to complete for your submission. Remember to go to the Submit tab and Click "Complete this Submission" once you have everything uploaded.



Faculty who wish to enroll students must complete an online Registration Form (available at by March 30, 2016. Complete a form for each individual student or team of students participating. Students or teams wishing to enter the competition on their own must have a faculty sponsor, who should complete the form. There is no entry or submission fee required to participate in the competition. Each registered student and faculty sponsor will receive a confirmation email that will include information on how to upload your final submission online.

Faculty Sponsors

Faculty Responsibility

The administration of the competition at each institution is left to the discretion of the faculty sponsor(s) within the guidelines set forth in this document. Work on the competition should be structured over the course of one semester during the 2015-2016 academic year.

Evaluation Criteria

Each faculty sponsor is expected to develop a system to evaluate the work of the students using the criteria set forth in this program. The evaluation process should be an integral part of the design process, encouraging students to scrutinize their work in a manner similar to that of the jury. The final result of the design process will be a submission of up to four presentation boards describing the design solution. In addressing the specific issues of the design challenge, submissions must clearly demonstrate the design solution’s response to the following requirements:

  • Clearly express a concept for the architectonic transformation of the site.
  • Enhance the historic significance of the existing property and landscapes.
  • Demonstrate an articulate mastery of formal concepts and aesthetic values.
  • Solve the functional requirements of the problem in an architectural manner.
  • Create new ways to experience the site in light of human needs and social responsibilities.
  • Integrate new “green” technology into the existing buildings in an aesthetically responsible way, and exhibit a mature awareness of environmental issues.