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2023 Submission Guidelines


Since 1956, the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) has functioned as an intercollegiate network and representational voice for architecture students. The AIAS is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to linking its student constituents to the diverse academic, social, and creative opportunities that are critical in their development as design professionals.

At the heart of all AIAS activities is a cooperative effort designed to transform today’s students into the architect and design professionals of tomorrow. This includes not only an active and involved student membership but also a close and mutually supportive role for faculty, professionals, the design community, and the corporate community who contribute to the advancement of the art and science of architecture.

Each year the AIAS honors individuals and groups for their exemplary work in areas such as leadership, collaboration, scholarship, and service. The AIAS Honor Awards were developed to publicly recognize outstanding achievements by students, educators, and practitioners who have exhibited an exemplary commitment to the education and development of architecture students.



Know someone who should apply for an honor award? Nominate them today!



June 2023 – Application via Google Forms will open
Early July 2023 – Jury is announced!
September 30, 2023 – ALL materials must be submitted via Google Form
October/November 2023 – Awards Jury deliberation facilitated by the Past Vice President
FORUM 2023 (January 4th – 7th) – In-Person AIAS Honor Awards Ceremony


  1. Hit Apply
  2. Fill out basic contact information
  3. Select the 2023 Honor Award for which you are submitting (you can submit more than once if necessary for different awards)
  4. Upload your PDF of all materials- max 10MB. Please ensure you are including ALL requirements for each award you are submitting to, which can be found in the 2022-2023 AIAS Honor Awards submission guidelines and below.
  5. Hit submit

NOTE: If anyone writing a Letter of Support does not wish to share their letter with the submitting applicant to include in the PDF, they can email a PDF to

NOTE: If you are having any issues or have questions please email and

**All nominees for Alumni Emerging Professional should have been an active AIAS member in 2022-2023 or in previous years.



Advocacy & Impact in School Honor Award

Alumni Emerging Professional Honor Award

Chapter Leader Honor Award

Chapter Honor Award

Faculty Advisor Impact Award Honor Award (Previously Educator Impact)

Outstanding Freedom by Design Project Honor Award

(NEW!) Portfolio Honor Award (Previously Design Excellence and Student Research)