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ACSA: 2023 Steel Competition

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) is pleased to announce the 23rd Annual Steel Design Student Competition for the 2022-2023 academic year.

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Student Design Competition | American Institute of Steel Construction

About the Competition

Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), 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 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 Opportunities

Spiritual Space and Open

The 2023 Steel Design Student Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories:

Category I: Spiritual Space

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: Open

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.

Awards + Recognition

The design jury will meet in Summer 2023 to select winning projects and honorable mentions. Winners and their faculty sponsors will be notified of the competition results directly. 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 totalling $20,000 with distribution as follows:

Category I: Spiritual Space

Student(s) Faculty Sponsor(s)
First Place $4,000 USD $1,500 USD
Second Place $2,000 USD $1,000 USD
Third Place $1,000 USD $500 USD

Category II: Open

Student(s) Faculty Sponsor(s)
First Place $4,000 USD $1,500 USD
Second Place $2,000 USD $1,000 USD
Third Place $1,000 USD $500 USD

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.