The Forge Prize

The Forge Prize Deadline: 2019-01-16
Award: $20,000
Open to: Designers practicing in the US or Canada*

The Forge Prize recognizes innovation in the use of structural steel. Established by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the prize invites practicing architects to submit proposals for visionary designs that embrace steel as the primary structural component.

The Forge Prize is organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and is intended to engage designers in developing imaginative designs that bolster structural steel as a 21st century building material through a two-stage design challenge, culminating with a public announcement event of winners in Summer 2019.

During Stage One, a jury of experts will convene to identify up to three conceptual submissions that will be awarded a $10,000 stipend to continue onto Stage Two.

Stage Two contestants will prepare a final submission and present to the jury in May of 2019. The contestants and jurors will participate in a public event, where each of the three finalists will present their designs, and the jury will announce the winner they selected and provide critical commentary on all three submissions.

The overall winner will receive an additional $10,000 award, for a grand total of $20,000.

* Details may apply. See contest website to confirm eligibility.

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