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Applications must be received by March 18, 2024 by 5:00 pm ET. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions.

Students must be nominated by their dean or chair of their accredited program that they are currently studying in order to apply for this award.

For more information regarding application requirements and submission instructions visit

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Applicant Contact Information

School Information

Primary Mailing Address

We will send all mail communications to this address. If your address changes, you must notify us at

Portfolio Project Details

Your portfolio (upload on page 2) should include three student projects as examples of your work. Please note that submissions of collaborative projects where the applicant’s role is not clear are discouraged. 

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File Uploads

The following file uploads attached to your application must not exceed 30 MB total. If the combined files exceed 30 MB, your application will generate an error message and will not be processed.


The portfolio should include three student projects as examples of work. Submissions of collaborative projects where the applicant’s role is not clear are discouraged. Do not submit slides.

File Title Format: "CFA Design Portfolio – Applicant’s Last Name"

Letters of Recommendation

All letters of recommendation must be signed and on letterhead.
  • One letter must be written by the nominating dean or chair. This letter will serve as the dean’s official nomination.
  • One letter must be written by a faculty member familiar with the applicant’s work.
  • If your recommender would like to submit their letter directly to, please upload a document including their name and contact information and that they will be submitting their letter via email. The same deadline of March 20 applies.
Optional: The applicant may submit up to two more academic or professional references from an educator and/or architect testifying to achievement and professional promise demonstrated through academic or professional work in an architectural office.

File Title Format: "CFA Design Recommendation – Applicant’s Last Name"

Press and Promotional Materials

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Diversity and Inclusion Survey

AIA New York and the Center for Architecture are committed to advancing inclusivity in the architecture and design profession. We ask the questions below to enhance our ability to report and benchmark progress toward this goal. Personal information you provide to AIA New York and/or the Center for Architecture will be anonymized and used for internal reporting purposes only. Any personal information that you provide shall not, without your consent, be disclosed to third parties, except as permitted or required by law. All responses are optional.


Please click "Submit" and you will be directed to complete the E-Signature. The E-Signature 
must be completed by applicant and verified via email to in order for this application to be valid.