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.

Registration is now closed. Download the competition brief here >

Presenting Sponsor

Registration is now closed! Thank you to all of our registrants.

How to submit

All submissions must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 22. Please attach to the back of your first board in an envelope the completed form here. Number the back of each board in the top right corner using first and last initial. Example: MB 1/3, MB 2/3, MB 3/3

Submissions can be mailed or hand-delivered to the AIA Atlanta office:

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

Parking: Short-term parking available on Hurt Plaza.

Annual Awards Night

Thursday, April 18 @ Georgia Tech

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. The ceremony is free to attend and includes complimentary small bites, an exhibition of finalists’ projects and networking amongst AIA architects and other students.

Get tickets for the ceremony >


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.

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!

Review sponsorship opportunities here >