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 student into the architect and design professional 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.


February 2019 – Nominations will open
June 1, 2019 – ALL materials must be submitted via Slideroom portal (to be emailed to all accepted nominees)
June 2019 – Awards Jury deliberation facilitated by the President
July 2019 – Live Design Excellence Jury and Announcement of the recipients at the 2019 Grassroots Leadership Conference during the Council of Presidents
December 2019 – AIAS Honor Awards Ceremony at FORUM 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Submission Guidelines



Chapter Honor Award

Chapter President Honor Award

*NEW* Special Accomplishment Honor Award

*REVAMPED* Design Excellence Honor Award

*NEW* Undergraduate Student Research Honor Award

Graduate Student Research Honor Award

Educator Honor Award

Emerging Professional Honor Award

AIAS Outstanding AIA Component Award

Outstanding Freedom By Design Program Award

Outstanding Freedom by Design Project Award