July 29, 2020

Washington, DC – July 30, 2020

The American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is proud to announce the launch of In Studio: MADE competition for the third year. This competition is through a partnership with the American Galvanizers Association (AGA). The AGA’s goal is to educate students about the hot-dip galvanizing process.

After the success of AIAS’ launch of the In Studio Competitions, the AGA decided to partner with the AIAS to bring a new summer competition, the In Studio: Made Competition in 2018. With this competition, the AIAS and AGA are looking for members to share their sketches and renderings to showcase the use of galvanized steel in a unique way. In Studio Made: encourages the education of hot-dip galvanizing through practical application. The competition asks students to research the design and fabrication properties of hot-dip galvanizing and then sketch/model a sculpture, building façade, parking garage, outdoor recreation structure, etc. that could be physically built out of hot-dip galvanizing steel.

“The American Galvanizers Association considers our ongoing relationship with AIAS and emerging architecture professionals invaluable. We are excited to host the In Studio: Made Competition, because it inspires architecture students to learn about hot-dip galvanizing and how it could be used in their future steel designs. In past AIAS competitions, we have been impressed with the students’ creativity and eagerness to learn, and we expect nothing less from this new program,” said Melissa Lindsley, Marketing Director for AGA.

This year, the competition will run from July 29 – November 1, 2020, and AIAS members will be provided with tips, tricks, and resources about the hot-dip galvanizing process throughout the competition to aid in their sketches. The top submissions will be showcased bi-weekly on the AIAS Instagram account, and the top three winners will be selected in August to be showcased on the AIAS website, social media channels, and the AGA outlets.

“We are thrilled for the ongoing support and partnership with the AGA team! Our members continue to bring a level of innovation and creativity to their submissions that showcase how AGA products can be adapted to address the design needs of the future.  We look forward to being able to once again highlight the talents of our emerging professionals,” said Karma Israelsen, Executive Director of the AIAS.

The In Studio: Made Competition kicked off on July 29, 2020.



The American Institute of Architecture Students is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to programs, information and resources on issues critical to architecture and the experience of education. For more information, visit www.aias.org or call (202) 808-0075.


The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) is a non-profit trade association dedicated to serving the needs of after-fabrication galvanizers, fabricators, specifiers, architects, engineers, and contractors. The AGA provides technical support on today’s innovative applications and state-of-the-art technological developments in hot-dip galvanizing for corrosion control. The AGA also provides a number of services to galvanizers and zinc producers in the industry. The AGA celebrates 85 years of preserving the past, enhancing the present, and protecting the future. galvanizeit.org