The 2021 Forge Prize Competition

Organizer: The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)

Eligibility: U.S.-based architects who are either currently seeking licensure or have been licensed for fewer than 10 years 

Deadline: November 1, 2020

Fee: Free to enter

Prize: $15,000


• Pascale Sablan, AIA, Senior Associate at S9ARCHITECTURE

• Bob Borson, FAIA, Boka Powell, Dallas, Texas
• and one TBD

Three finalists will each win $5,000 and work with a steel fabricator before presenting their ideas to the judges–streamed live on YouTube. The winner will receive the $10,000 grand prize and an invitation to present before an audience of the industry’s best minds at the Architecture in Steel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 14,16, 2021!
Design Challenge:
This competition, established by The American Institute of Steel Construction in 2018, recognizes visionary emerging architects for designs that embrace steel as a primary structural component and capitalize on steel’s ability to increase a project’s speed. In short: What is for your version of the future? What will people build with, live in, work in, or play in?

For more information and to enter: