The AT Student Awards are the premier accolades that recognise outstanding design and research achievement in Architectural Technology.

Why enter the AT Student 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 CIAT members
  • Award winners receive promotion across the Institute in print and online and featured on ciat.org.uk in a dedicated Award section
  • If your entry is shortlisted you can promote this to your networks and colleagues
  • Shortlisted entrants receive a shortlisted 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, the Institute’s journal AT 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.
 

There are two Award categories that you can enter for:

  • 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
  • environment and sustainability
  • performance and durability

Your online submission should consist of:

  • two A2 presentation design boards
  • two A1 detailed design boards
  • summary report of 1000 words on how design context, concept, creativity and innovation have been addressed against the criteria (detailed above).

Judging

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

 

Prizes

Winners will receive:

Winner (First prize)                                        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £800¹
Highly Commended (Second prize)        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £500¹
Commended (Third prize)                          
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £300¹

All winners are able to use the Award logo. Award winners are featured in a press release, on the website, at the AT Awards event, in CIAT’s journal AT together with promotion through our social media channels.

Additional information

All queries should be directed to jack@ciat.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7278 2206 and speak to the Education and Membership Administrator.

¹ or equivalent money for international entries.
² Associate membership until the end of the membership subscription years 2017/18

Entry conditions

  1. Winning entries remain the property of CIAT and will be used in publicity material accordingly.
  2. The application form must be completed in full.
  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.
  6. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • 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 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

The submission must not exceed 3000 words.

Judging

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

 

Prizes

Winners will receive:

Winner (First prize)                                        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £800¹
Highly Commended (Second prize)        
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £500¹
Commended (Third prize)                          
a trophy, a certificate, upgrade to Associate membership² and £300¹

All winners are able to use the Award logo. Award winners are featured in a press release, on the website, at the AT Awards event, in CIAT’s journal AT together with promotion through our social media channels.

Additional information

All queries should be directed to jack@ciat.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7278 2206 and speak to the Education and Membership Administrator.

¹ or equivalent money for international entries.
² Associate membership until the end of the membership subscription years 2017/18

Entry conditions

  1. Winning entries remain the property of CIAT and will be used in publicity material accordingly.
  2. The application form must be completed in full.
  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.
  6. The Judge's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.


Key dates
Entries deadline: Friday 2 June 2017

Shortlisted entries announced: Thursday 20 July 2017

AT Awards event: 15 September 2017