Apply for the 2019 Forge Prize

The Forge Prize recognizes innovation in the use of steel. Established by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the prize invites designers to submit proposals for visionary designs that embrace steel as the primary structural component. Organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA), it is intended to engage designers in developing imaginative designs that bolster steel as the 21st-century building material of choice through a two-stage design challenge, culminating with a public announcement event of winners in summer 2019.

Projects can focus on Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel (AESS), Modular Construction, Long-Span, Reuse, Systems, Urban Density, etc., but are not limited in their scope or complexity. The Forge Prize is open to all innovative uses of structural steel. Get inspired!

Grand Prize
The grand prize winner will receive $20,000.


The Forge Prize is open to designers practicing in the U.S. or Canada. Entries will be accepted from individuals as well as teams. Team submissions are required to have a designated Team Lead. Individuals or the Team Lead should be an emerging professional, in the process of licensure or within 10-years of licensure.

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