Registration Open for Student Steel Design Competition

Registration is now open for the 16th annual ACSA/AISC Steel Design Student Competition for the 2015-2016 academic year. The program challenges architecture students, working individually or in teams, to explore a variety of design issues related to the use of steel in design and construction. A total of $14,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to the winning students and their faculty sponsors. 

Competitors may enter one of two categories. The “Tall Buildings” category challenges students to find alternative design approaches for tall buildings and create high-rise buildings that are inspired by the cultural, physical and environmental aspects of place. The “Open” category gives students flexibility to select a site and building program on their own. Both categories require steel to be used as the primary structural material, with special emphasis placed on innovation in steel design.

Individual students or teams participating in this year’s competition are required to have a faculty sponsor, who must fill out the registration form by March 30, 2016. There is no fee to enter. For more information, please visit