Steel Design Student Competition for architecture students’ 2023 call for applications is now open! The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Steel Design Student Competition for architecture students. The program is intended to challenge undergraduate and graduate students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction.
Steel Design Student Competition 2023 Details
Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.
The 2023 Steel Design Student Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories:
Design “A Place for the Spirit” on a campus, welcoming to all, where members of the campus community and visitors can learn about and express spirituality. Program spaces include places for worship, meditation, learning, and fellowship. Steel is the primary material.
Category II offers architecture students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material. This competition category permits the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.
Students may not enter both categories of the competition.
Who can enter?
the ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition is open to students and/or student teams from ACSA Full and Candidate Member Schools, as well as ACSA Affiliate Members Schools from the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
All student entrants are required to work under the direction of a faculty sponsor. Entries will be accepted for individuals as well as teams. Teams must be limited to a maximum of five students. Submissions should be principally the product of work in a design studio or related class
Competition Entry fee
The competition is free to enter.
Steel Design Student Competition Prizes
A list of winning projects will be posted on the ACSA web site and the AISC web site at www.aisc.org.
Winning students and their faculty sponsors will receive cash prizes totaling $20,000 with distribution as follows:
Category I: CATEGORY I: SPIRITUAL SPACE
Category II: OPEN
A limited number of honorable mentions may also be awarded at the jury’s discretion. Prize‑winning submissions will be exhibited at the 2024 ACSA Annual Meeting and the 2024 AIA National Convention as well as published in a competition summary publication.
An ACSA member school, faculty sponsor is required to enroll students by completing an online registration form prior to registration
- Faculty log into the ACSA website,
- Click the “Register your Students NOW” button,
- Select the 2023 Steel Competition (Category I or II) from the submission type dropdown menu & Click “Enter”,
- Select “Individual Registration” to add individual student. Click “Save and Continue”. You will need to know each student’s first & last names, email, & institution, which are all required fields for each student,
- Select “Team Registration” if this is a team registration, you may add additional students by clicking “Add Student” to the same submission to this team, teams must be limited to a maximum of five students,
- Once the individual student or team is complete, Click “Submit”,
- Repeat steps 3 – 6 for each individual or team.
Complete one online 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 online registration form..
During registration, faculty will have the ability to add students and create teams.
June 7, 2023 Submission Deadline, but can be changed, edited and added till a student begins their final submission.
You can check the competition website following this link
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