ARCHITECTURE THESIS OF THE YEAR | ATY 2020
the Charette has launched ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2020’ – an international
architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and
exceptional creativity of student thesis in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape
and Restoration . We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path breaking ideas to
the forefront on a global scale.
Academic Design endeavors allow the free flow of unfettered ideas – experimental, bold,
promising, and unconventional. An intensive architectural discourse and a collaborative
design process are essential to develop ingenious solutions to complex problems of the
An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is
accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking
research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the
design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to
open up new possibilities of dialogue.
A total of 4 panels of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document,
which shall not exceed 5 MB.
Panels 1 to 3: Graphic Representation
These may include, but are not limited to, 3-D views, sketches, sections, isometric views,
plans, elevations or any other means of graphical representation. Graphic Representation
panels may not include text other than number labels (ex. ① ② ③). The number labels may
be defined in text summary on the 4th panel only.
Panel 4: Text Summary
Write a text summary about your thesis project in under 300 words. The project title must be
included as the heading of this panel. Your team number should be written in the top right
corner of this panel. Any other information which discloses your identity shall lead to
disqualification. All text must be in English.
There is NO Entry Fee to the competition. The participation is totally free!
● Competition Release – 1 June 2020
● Registration Deadline – 30 July 2020
● Submission Deadline – 31 July 2020
● Results Announced – 31 August 2020