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THE ARCHITECT STUDIO PRIZE

Sponsored by Sloan

The entry period for the 2016 competition is now closed.  Winners will be announced in the September 2016 issue of ARCHITECT.

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The ARCHITECT Studio Prize recognizes thoughtful, innovative, and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools. A jury of distinguished design professionals will judge each studio course according to its initial brief, research, process, and resulting student work. The inaugural Studio Prize jury comprises Jeanne Gang, FAIA, Jimenez Lai, and Bernard Tschumi, FAIA.

Judging will take place in July 2016. Winning entrants will be notified shortly thereafter; their courses will be published concurrently in the September 2016 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 will be given as part of the Studio Prize’s annual Sloan Award, which each year recognizes a studio or studios that focus on sustainability or water conservation.

Eligibility

Full-, part-time, and visiting faculty and administrators at architecture schools accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board may submit studio courses for consideration. 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 (this year, between approximately September 2015 and May 2016).

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.

Categories

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.

  • 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

Deadline Extended: June 24, 2016 at 11:59 PM EDT. Late or incomplete entries will be disqualified.

Administrative Fee: $45. Administrative fees, due upon registration, must be paid online by credit card, and are nonrefundable.

Submission

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)
  • University Information (administrative contact details for the university architecture program)
  • Studio Course Information (including course title, level and degree type)
  • Payment of $45 administrative fee

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.)
  • Names and email addresses for students whose work is being submitted
  • Supporting documents for your entry, which must include examples of at least three to five 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, Microsoft Word .doc files, or videos in .mp4 format. You can upload up to 5 files per project, for a maximum of 25 files. Please limit uploaded materials to a TOTAL of 50 MB.

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 or Word .doc format. Include records of any research conducted in support of the studio course.

Anonymity

To maintain anonymity in judging, no names of schools, faculty, students, or collaborating parties may appear on any submission materials, except where specifically requested on the online entry form. Do not, however, conceal the identity 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 will require completed W-9 forms from each student, in order for them to receive a cash prize.

Rights

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 2016 issue of ARCHITECT.

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