The Forge Prize recognizes innovation in the use of steel and how it can be used to reduce design and construction time. Established by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the prize invites emerging architects to submit proposals for visionary designs that embrace steel as the primary structural component to increase project speed. The Forge Prize is intended to engage emerging architects in developing imaginative solutions that bolster steel as the 21st century building material of choice through a two-stage design challenge, culminating in a public announcement of the winner in Spring 2020.

Whether solving a logistical constraint or social issue through your proposed vision, channel your inner Mies Van Der Rohe or Philip Johnson by leveraging the inherent characteristics of designing with structural steel. The Forge Prize provides a wonderful platform for conceptual design in which designers are not limited to the scope or complexity of their submissions.

The competition is open to designers based in the United States. There is no entry fee. Enter by January 15, 2020.