2021 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 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.



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



April 2021 – Application via Slideroom will open
August 31, 2021 – ALL materials must be submitted via Slideroom portal
September 2021 – Jury chosen
October 2021 – Awards Jury deliberation facilitated by the Past Vice President
December 2021 – AIAS Honor Awards Ceremony at FORUM Conference



Chapter Honor Award

Chapter Leader 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

Design Excellence Honor Award

Special Accomplishment Honor Award

Student Research Honor Award