Competitions

See below for list of available competitions both sponsored by the AIAS and those sponsored by outside organizations you can do to help out with your portfolio and win prizes!

 
 
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In studio render/sketch

The AIAS is looking for members to share their sketches and renderings to showcase the work our members do and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their skill sets. This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

 
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in studio portfolio

The AIAS is looking for members to showcase their portfolios and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their own professional portfolios. This competition is open to all years and skill sets – but focuses on students who are ready to apply for graduate school or who are looking for a summer internship or full-time position.

 
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in studio model

The AIAS is looking for members to share their models to showcase the work our members do and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their skill sets. This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

 
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in studio photo

The AIAS is looking for members to share their photography and to provide inspiration for those looking to enhance their skill sets. This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

 
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in studio made

The AIAS and American Galvanizers Association (AGA) are looking for members to share their sketches/renderings/models to showcase the use of galvanized steel in a unique way! This competition is open to all years and skill sets – show us what you’ve got!

This competition asks students to research the design and fabrication properties of hot-dip galvanizing and then sketch/model a sculpture, building façade, parking garage, outdoor recreation/entertainment structure, etc. that could be physically built out of hot-dip galvanized steel.

Submissions will be judged on constructability, design, and ingenuity.

 
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Past President Justin Gleason - Case MD

Elevate Your Pitch Competition 2017 Winner

ELEVATE YOUR PITCH

Elevate Your Pitch 2019 is sponsored by Schindler and administered by the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS). This elevator pitch competition presents students with a great opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win recognition and earn one of three cash prizes. Submissions should be innovative in nature and should try to solve a unique problem.

An elevator pitch is a quick description of your business and/or idea in the time it would take to ride up an elevator (60 seconds or less). Presenting yourself effectively is an essential tool in the architectural profession. A well-planned elevator pitch can open the doors to success in your future endeavors. Ideas may be at any stage of development from creation of concepts or ideas to an established business or product. The purpose of a pitch is to quickly get the potential investor’s attention, let them know what you have and what you are offering with the goal of leaving them wanting more.

Elevate Your Pitch 2019 will run from February 19, 2019, to June 1, 2019. The jury will review all submissions and select the three finalists. The finalists will be notified and asked to join us at the AIAS Grassroots Leadership Conference where they will introduce their video to compete in the finals