The AIA Virginia Prize is a design charrette that engages students at all of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.  Conducted simultaneously at each institution, students are given the competition program Friday at 5 p.m. They work over the weekend to create a board presenting their design solution by 9 a.m. the following Monday.  The competition is intended to promote collaboration between the profession, students and professors in Virginia.

2020 Competition

Read the 2020 Competition Brief
Download a Site Plan (.dwg file). This is a supplementary document.

The 2020 AIA Virginia Prize launched Friday, Jan. 24 at 5 p.m and ran through Monday, Jan.27 at 9 a.m.

Submission Requirements:
One 24” x 36” board, landscape or portrait orientation. Digital files should be no larger than 15 MB. Check with your school for additional submission requirements.

Entries should represent the work of an individual (rather than a team). Entrants must be students enrolled in one of the accredited schools of architecture in Virginia.

To learn about last year’s competition, check out the 2019 AIA Virginia Prize Announcement.