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Deadline Extended!!!

The 2019 Studio Prize is now open for submissions!


The ARCHITECT Studio Prize recognizes thoughtful, innovative, and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools around the world. A jury of distinguished design professionals will judge each studio course according to its initial brief, research, process, and resulting student work.

Judging will take place in July 2019, and a jury will be announced in April. Winning entrants will be notified shortly thereafter; their courses will be published concurrently in the September 2019 print issue of ARCHITECT and online. 

The program’s exclusive sponsor, Sloan, has made available $20,000 in prize money, which will be awarded at the jury’s discretion to students whose work was included in winning studio course submissions.

An additional $5,000 in prize money is available for the Studio Prize’s annual Sloan Award, which each year recognizes a studio or studios that focus on sustainability, specifically water conservation.


Full-, part-time, and visiting faculty and administrators at any accredited architecture school may submit studio courses for consideration. (The Studio Prize is now open to submissions from schools outside North America!) All studio courses must occur in the context of a professional Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture program, and all must have been concluded within the academic year immediately preceding the submission deadline, including the preceding summer session (this year, between approximately May 2018 and May 2019).

Awards are contingent upon ARCHITECT’s verification that the jury-selected courses meet all eligibility requirements. ARCHITECT reserves the final decision on eligibility and accepts no liability in that regard.


The jury will review submissions in categories that correspond to degree type and student level. When entering the program, select the category that most closely matches your course’s place in its academic program. There may not necessarily be a winner or winners in every category. If your studio does not conform exactly to the nomenclature below, select the nearest equivalent category and detail the difference in the studio description.

         Bachelor of Architecture

                  Year One

                  Year Two

                  Year Three

                  Year Four

                  Year Five

         Master of Architecture (with pre-professional degree in architecture)

                  Year One

                  Year Two 

         Master of Architecture (without pre-professional degree)

                  Year One

                  Year Two

                  Year Three

                  Year Four


Deadlines: Regular entries are due June 14, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT. Late entries are due June 21, 2019 July 1, 2019, at 11:59 PM EDT, and incur an additional $25 fee. Incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Administrative Fees: $45. Administrative fees, due upon registration, must be paid online by credit card, and are nonrefundable. An additional $25 late fee will be charged for entries completed between June 15 and June 21, 2019 July 1, 2019.


The awards process is completely digital. You can register, complete your entry forms, and upload your entry materials (including visuals) online. You may also return to add to or modify your entry at a later date, prior to the entry deadline.

Entry Materials

Your entry will consist of an online form as well as supporting documents that you will upload to this website. The online entry form is divided into two sections:

Registration, which will ask for:

  • Entrant Information (contact details for the faculty member preparing the entry)
  • School Information (accrediting organization and contact details for the school)
  • Studio Course Information (including course title, level and degree type)
  • Payment of $45 administrative fee (and a $25 late fee if registering after June 15)

Note: Once you submit your registration, you will not be able to go back and edit any information in that section. Please carefully review the information before submitting.

Submission, which will ask for:

  • Detailed Studio Course Information (including course description, project brief, constraints, research, digital and physical tools, advisors or collaborators, number of students, etc.)
  • Student Contact Information (names and email addresses for students whose work is being submitted)
  • A short statement addressing why your studio should be considered for the Sloan Award, should you wish to be considered for it.
  • Supporting documents for your entry, which must include examples of three different student projects (with the exception of studios where all the students collaborate on a single project) produced for the course. Files can be .jpg images or videos in .mp4 format. You can upload up to 5 files per project, for a maximum of 15 files. 

The final step of your application is to finalize and submit your entry. Once you finalize and submit your form, you will be unable to edit it further.

Process Documentation 

Entries should document the studio intent and process, as well as its result. Include information on software, hardware, and hand media employed. ARCHITECT encourages entrants to include copies of preliminary sketches, alternative preliminary schemes, information on context, precedents for the design, and excerpts from working drawings, all of which should be submitted in .jpg format. Include records of any research conducted in support of the studio course.


To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of schools, faculty, students, or collaborating parties may appear on any submission materials (including file names), except where specifically requested on the online entry form. Do not, however, conceal the title or location of course projects. Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate disqualification; ARCHITECT will not adjust any submission to make it comply with this rule.

Providing Additional Materials

Entrants whose submissions are selected as winners agree to make available further information and publication-quality graphic materials as needed by ARCHITECT. ARCHITECT may require additional information from the students whose work is featured in the winning studios’ submissions in order for them to receive a cash prize.


All materials submitted to the Studio Prize become the property of ARCHITECT, which will not be responsible or liable for them. Administrative fees are non-refundable.

Award Recognition

Studio Prize winners will be announced first in the September 2019 issue of ARCHITECT.

Click here to see the winners of the 2018 Studio Prize

Click here to see the winners of the 2017 Studio Prize

Click here to see the winners of the 2016 Studio Prize

Questions? Email [email protected]