Call for Entries for the 2008 NCARB Prize

Washington, DC—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is now accepting entries for the 2008 NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Practice and Education in the Academy. Now in its seventh year, the NCARB Prize supports combined practice and education initiatives at the university level. Architecture schools with NAAB-accredited degree programs are invited to submit established projects, completed or in progress by the end of the fall 2007 term, that respond to the integration of education with practice. Submissions must represent a unique effort to integrate education and practice initiatives while allowing students to earn academic credit.

Six cash awards, totaling more than $60,000, will be presented. NCARB will award one grand prize of $25,000 and five additional awards of $7,500. At the discretion of the jury, honorable mentions may also be awarded.

Submitted programs should represent experience in areas of practice culture such as:

  • Leadership
  • Economic
  • Practice Management
  • Ethics
  • Political
  • Sustainability
  • Social
  • Legal
  • Project Development
  • Research
  • Public Benefit
  • Building Systems
  • Infrastructure/Context
  • Allied/Affiliate Professionals

The six winning programs will be selected prior to the ACSA Annual Meeting and announced at the ACSA Awards Luncheon. All prize-winning submissions will be exhibited at the NCARB Annual Meeting and featured in NCARB's Direct Connection and will be submitted to the AIA, ACSA, AIAS, and the national media.

Visit the NCARB Prize section to download an entry packet for the 2008 competition. Submissions are due in the NCARB offices in Washington, DC, on or before 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, February 5, 2008.

For more information or to request an entry packet, contact:
Greg Hall, AIA, Ph.D.
Director, Education
1801 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202/783-6500
Fax: 202/783-0290