Designed to recognise excellence in Architectural Technology globally, the Student AT Awards are open to students, whether they are based nationally or internationally. They comprise of two categories:

  • The Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Project)
  • The Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Technology (Report)

Why enter the Student AT Awards?

  • To have your work (and your university's teaching excellence) in the technology of architecture recognised by Architectural Technology professionals.
  • The entries are rigorously judged and assessed by a panel of experienced Chartered Architectural Technologists and guest judges from the sector.
  • Award winners receive promotion across the Institute in print and online and featured on ciat.org.uk in a dedicated Award section.
  • If you are a finalist you can promote this to your networks, colleagues and add to your CV.
  • Finalists receive a finalists logo to promote their acheivement and winners will also receive a customised logo once announced.
  • Winners and their projects are featured on the Institute's website, promoted and featured at the annual AT Awards event where winners are announced, featured in Architectural Technology Journal and through our social media channels.

Who can enter?

Entrants must be a CIAT member, studying full or part-time on an undergraduate programme in Architectural Technology (or related subject) and must not hold any construction related professional qualification.

 

  • Project

Criteria for entry

Submissions must be based upon all, or part, of a project-based design assignment and relevant to Architectural Technology.

Each entry will be assessed against the following criteria:

  • functionality and inclusivity
  • buildability and assembly
  • fire and safety
  • environment and sustainability
  • performance and durability

Your online submission should consist of:

  • two A2 presentation design boards
  • two A1 detailed design boards
  • summary report; the below is a suggested layout for your summary: 
    The word count for the summary is 1,000 words (+/- 10%). Please state your word count in your submission. Your summary should state the project's aims and objectives, and how design context, concept, creativity and innovation have been addressed against the criteria (as listed above):
    1.    Project context
    2.    Aims and objectives
    3.    Site description/analysis
    4.    Design concept
    5.    Technical resolution

 

Judging

Entries are judged and peer assessed by the Judging Panel for excellence in Architectural Technology irrespective of size, complexity, location or style, taking into account constraints of the brief, budget and timescales. Judging takes place during July.

Prizes

Winners receive:

Winner (first)                                        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £800¹

Highly Commended (second)        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £500¹

Commended (third)                          
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £300¹


Promotion of winners:

  • Use of the AT Awards logo.
  • Press release.
  • Features and films on the website and social media channels.
  • Promotion at future events.
  • Case studies.
  • Promotion before, during and after the AT Awards event.

Entry conditions

  1. Winning submissions remain the property of CIAT and will be used in publicity material accordingly.
  2. The application form must be completed in full in the prescribed format.
  3. Confidentiality will be observed in respect of the information associated with the submitted entry.
  4. Judges reserve the right to accept or reject entries.
  5. Judges reserve the right to not make an award in any category.
  6. There will only be one winner, one highly commended and one commended in any one year.
  7. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Additional information

All queries should be directed to atawards@ciat.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7278 2206 and speak to the Communications Department.

¹ or equivalent money for international entries.
² Associate membership until the end of the membership subscription years 2018/19

 

  • Report

Criteria for entry

Submissions must be a report or academic paper based upon all, or part, of an assignment or dissertation and relevant to Architectural Technology, demonstrating research proficiency. The report may include illustrations and images to support its content. 

Recent AT Award winners have included the following topics:

  • conservation
  • construction materials
  • low carbon construction
  • passivhaus
  • sustainable design
  • timber construction

Your submission must demonstrate:

  • a critical awareness of current technological problems
  • ability to communicate information effectively
  • analysis of different data sources (primary and secondary)
  • appropriate conclusions and recommendations
  • critiques and rational arguments

As a guide, the below is a suggested layout for your report.
 
The word count for the report is 3,000 words (+/- 10%). Your submission should have a cover page including your name, the report title and word count (the word count covers all sections from and including the introduction to the conclusions and recommendations). The report should then contain: 

  1. Abstract — this is usually written after the report is finished as it is a succinct summary of the report. Also include up to five keywords to indicate the main areas your report covers.
  2. Introduction
  3. Aims and objectives
  4. The main body of the report should outline the methodology that was used as well as reference to primary and secondary research. 
    Sections of the main body should be divided by relevant headings or sub-headings as appropriate (results/findings).
    The report should contain suitable images/figures/graphs where appropriate.
  5. Conclusions and/or recommendations (as applicable)
  6. References — all sources should be appropriately referenced.
  7. Appendices — these should be suitable to and add to the content of the report without being additional sections or amounts of text that would not fit into the word count. The main report should make reference to all appendix material.

Other hints and tips
You are submitting for an Award that recognises the future generation of the discipline, therefore your report should be presented to a professional standard. This should be based on research and your findings; therefore there is no need to include any acknowledgements in this report.
 

Judging

Entries are judged and peer assessed by the Judging Panel for excellence in Architectural Technology irrespective of size, complexity, location or style, taking into account constraints of the brief, budget and timescales. Judging takes place during July.

Prizes

Winners receive:

Winner (first)                                        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £800¹

Highly Commended (second)        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £500¹

Commended (third)                          
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £300¹


Promotion of winners:

  • Use of the AT Awards logo.
  • Press release.
  • Features and films on the website and social media channels.
  • Promotion at future events.
  • Case studies.
  • Promotion before, during and after the AT Awards event.

Entry conditions

  1. Winning submissions remain the property of CIAT and will be used in publicity material accordingly.
  2. The application form must be completed in full in the prescribed format.
  3. Confidentiality will be observed in respect of the information associated with the submitted entry.
  4. Judges reserve the right to accept or reject entries.
  5. Judges reserve the right to not make an award in any category.
  6. There will only be one winner, one highly commended and one commended in any one year.
  7. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Additional information

All queries should be directed to atawards@ciat.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7278 2206 and speak to the Communications Department.

¹ or equivalent money for international entries.
² Associate membership until the end of the membership subscription years 2018/19


Key dates
Entries deadline:         Sunday 10 June 2018
Finalists announced:  Wednesday 18 July 2018
AT Awards event:        Friday 14 September 2018

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