Welcome to the 2021

High School Design Competition

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About HSDC

Welcome to the High School Design Competition (HSDC) by AIA Atlanta. For the last 16 years, the competition has created opportunities for Georgia high school students to immerse in fundamental architecture concepts and learn skills that will be useful in college and beyond.

HSDC focuses on a design prompt to which students will create a solution using their creativity and architectural knowledge. The competition features two levels, beginner and advanced, to accommodate students with different experience levels. Winners are announced during a special ceremony in April, with those in the more challenging advanced competition receiving scholarships.

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Registration closed.

Submit by
Friday, March 26, 2021 Extended to Friday, April 9, 2021

Virtual ceremony
Thursday, April 29, 2021


Join the virtual ceremony

Register now to join AIA Atlanta and the High School Design Competition jury for a virtual ceremony to reveal the winners of the 2021 competition.

Thursday, April 29, 6 p.m.

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College prep resources

Discover resources for various programs, tours, and admissions processes for Georgia colleges:

Degree programs

Architecture and interior design programs

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