The Forge Prize 2019

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The Forge Prize 2019

January 16, 2019 @ 11:59 pm PST

The Forge Prize recognizes innovation in the use of steel. Established by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the prize invites practicing architects to submit proposals for visionary designs that embrace steel as the primary structural component. The Forge Prize is organized by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and 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.

Competition Schedule

Stage One Submission Deadline January 16, 2019
Stage One Winners Announced February 2019
Stage Two Submission Deadline May 2019
Final Winner Announcement & Event Summer 2019

The final submission is required to be uploaded through the ACSA Competition website at by 11:59 pm, Pacific Time, on January 16, 2019. If the submission is from a team, all team members will have the ability to upload the final files.


January 16, 2019
11:59 pm PST
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The Forge Prize