Compelling architectural research happens in universities and firms across Virginia every day. The VSAIA Prize for Design Research & Scholarship was created in 2008 to encourage a healthy dialogue between researchers in the universities and the firms.

The Prize will be announced in July and recognition will be given by the Virginia Society AIA at Architecture Exchange East, the annual conference and expo, held Nov. 6-8, 2013, in Richmond.


Entries: 5 p.m., Friday, May 3

Submissions: 5 p.m. Thursday, May 30

Eligible papers or articles include those that have been submitted but are pending acceptance, or those that have been published in a journal or conference proceedings within the past two years. Research projects or innovative project case-studies completed within the past three years and summarized in a paper or article are also eligible.

The 2013 Prize for Design Research and Scholarship is sponsored by MTFA Architecture.

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The 2012 jury unanimously selected “New Directions in Design Research: The Role of School Architecture in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity” as the 2012 Prize for Research and Scholarship. This paper was submitted by Robert Moje, FAIA, of VMDO Architects in Charlottesville.

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