2020-2021 ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition

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Register* by April 7, 2021. acsa-arch.org/competitions/2021-steel-competitionAdministered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the program is intended to challenge undergraduate and graduate students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. Steel must be used as the primary structural material and contain at least one space that requires long-span steel structure, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.The 2021 Steel Design Student Competition will offer architecture students the opportunity to compete in two separate categories: CATEGORY I: "WORKPLACE WELLNESS - THE FUTURE OF DESIGN" and OPEN. Category I challenges architecture students to rethink the nature of working in a post-pandemic era and how to design for holistic physical and mental wellness for all the building’s inhabitants. We are asking you to go beyond the traditionally held singular focus on worker productivity and think about environments where everyone is safe and thrives.Category II offers architecture students the opportunity to select a site and building program using steel as the primary material. This competition category permits the greatest amount of flexibility for any building type.---*Must be registered by an ACSA Member School faculty.