HSDC '18

High School Design Competition

AIA Atlanta is excited to launch the 2019 High School Design Competition (HSDC), inviting the participation of students from all over the state of Georgia! Participation is completely free.

HSDC offers an introductory level for individuals in grades 9 and 10 with no or little architectural background, and an advanced level for experienced students in grades 11 and 12. Sign up below!

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Presenting Sponsor

Kickoff Meeting + Information Session

Saturday, January 26 @ AIA Atlanta

At the kickoff meeting (attendance optional), we will walk through both competitions, answer questions and help students get their ideas off the ground. Volunteer architects and designers will be on hand to guide students through the first stages of the design process and help students, parents and teachers plan the best way to tackle the competition.

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Participation is free, but registration is required! Registration is open through February 22, 2019.


Submissions are due by March 22, to the following address:

Attn: Missy Bower
AIA Atlanta
50 Hurt Plaza Ste 109
Atlanta, GA 30303


Individual Entry Group Entry (Split Between Group Members)

First place: $1,200

Second place: $750

Third place: $500

First place: $1,200

Second place: $750

Third place: $500

Cash prizes awarded only in advanced competition. Additional prizes to be determined.


Judging will be held in April 2019. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email and awards will later be presented at a reception. More information on the jurors, judging, and event will follow in February.

Award Ceremony

AIA Atlanta, with presenting sponsor YKK AP, invites all participants, teachers and families to the award ceremony on April 18, at the Georgia Tech School of Architecture. Winning entries will be on display, and every student who wants to will have the chance to talk to a local architect about their own entry.

Partner with Us

Your sponsorship will help support the nurturing of a forthcoming generation of architects, designers and engineers. HSDC winners, revealed during a special ceremony in April 2019, receive scholarships, which they may use to pursue college education in architecture and design. Become a partner today!

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