Architectural Thesis Award

Archistart promotes the second Architectural Thesis Award, the international thesis award, launched with the aim of promoting, rewarding and giving visibility to young talents in architecture.
The first edition of the Architectural Thesis Award ATA2017 was a great success among young talent in the architecture’s world. There were 174 participants from different nationalities with 119 projects.

Archistart will be the “home” of all the architecture thesis and, specifically, of the following theses categories: architectural design, urban and landscape planning, restoration, infrastructure, technological systems and parametric design.


The award includes a grant of € 2,000 in cash and the chance to participate in Archistart contests and workshops free of charge.
Archistart also promotes a social contest on its portal: prizes consist of free participation to IAHsummer2018 (International Architecture Holiday) or free admission to an Archistart competition.

Admission criteria

The contest is open to all recent graduates in architecture and building engineering who have developed a thesis project in the period from January 2015 to February 2018 in the following areas:

– Architectural design and adaptive reuse
– Landscape architecture & Urban planning
– Structures and technological systems
– Parametric architecture


Competition entries will begin 9th October, 2017 and will end 12th February (submission deadline 18th February) , 2018 and the results will be available in March 2018.

Active Competitions