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March 29, 2018

Can your school win a 2018 ARCHITECT Studio Prize? Learn how.

Once again, Sloan challenges North American architecture and design schools to reimagine what materials and space can do.

We’re thrilled to announce the third annual Studio Prize competition.

Sloan is the exclusive sponsor of the ARCHITECT magazine Studio Prize for thoughtful, innovative and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools. Sloan is offering $20,000 in prize money for this year’s winning studio courses, plus the $5,000 Sloan Award to recognize studios focusing on sustainability, specifically water conservation.

Why? Because every day we help today’s architects and designers build commercial restrooms with beautiful, smart, sustainable, water-efficient products. We offer the tools and education resources architects need because, as part of the architecture and design community, we believe it’s important to invest in tomorrow’s visionaries, too.

If you believe your studio course showcases the work of tomorrow’s most brilliant architects, read on!

2017 Studio Prize winners — a dazzling glimpse into the future

Last year, we asked professors and deans of architecture schools to submit the most outstanding student work they’d seen, and they did not disappoint. Out of over 150 submissions from more than 100 universities, these projects dazzled the judges and became Studio Prize winners:

The 2017 Sloan Award went to Toronto Ravine Re-Create, from the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto.

This studio of architecture and urban design students explored ways to make Toronto’s rivers and ravines living, dynamic systems within the city. They analyzed the river systems through mapping, hydrogeological studies and modeling, and developed truly innovative ideas about the environmental, social, infrastructural and economic roles waterways can play in broader civic life.

We believe projects like this one point to a more sustainable future — one where water is honored and protected as the vital resource it is.

ARCHITECT Studio Prize details

Here are the basic details of the 2018 ARCHITECT Studio Prize. If you or a colleague wants to submit a studio course, please consult the complete 2018 ARCHITECT Studio Prize rules.

  • Who’s eligible to submit? Faculty and administrators at architecture schools accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board or the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.
  • What is eligible? Studio courses completed in the context of a professional Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture program that took place between Summer 2017 and May 2018.
  • When is the deadline? June 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET. Late entries will be accepted until June 29, 2018, for an additional fee.
  • Is there a fee? Yes—a $45 administrative fee, due upon registration. Late entries must include an additional $25 fee.
  • How are entries submitted? The awards process is completely digital. You can register, complete your entry forms and upload your entry materials (including visuals) online.
  • When will winners be announced? In the September 2018 issue of ARCHITECT.

Questions? Send an email to

We expect the 2018 Studio Prize competition to be the most awe-inspiring yet. If you serve on the faculty of a North American architectural school, please consider submitting your most outstanding student work for the ARCHITECT Studio Prize.

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