CASA Announces Open Call for 2022 Student Work Showcase

Architecture students are invited to submit work to be presented at the 2022 RAIC Virtual Conference in June, as well as the CASA-ACÉA webpage, with prizes for top projects.

The Canadian Architecture Student Association (CASA-ACÉA) is celebrating the excellence of Canadian architecture students from across the country with an open call to submit work to the 2022 Student Work Showcase.

The organization invites architecture students to submit their student work within the academic year to be presented at the 2022 RAIC Virtual Conference in June, as well as the CASA-ACÉA webpage. The Student Work Showcase presents Student Work from the twelve schools of architecture at a national scale where the CASA-ACÉA continues to support architecture students on their path through studies. 

“RAIC members, architects, designers, and sponsors, have all shared their growing enthusiasm for student work to be shown at the conference. We look forward to continuing to support architecture students and showing off the wonderful work produced nationally,” says the organization.

Eligible participants must be a current student or recent graduate (on or after April 1, 2021) of an accredited Canadian school of architecture. Projects must be completed as part of school curricula and be the original work of the student(s). Individual and group work is accepted, provided all group members are clearly stated. Only one submission will be accepted per group or individual.

There will be one (1) winner and four (4) finalists per category. Work must be submitted to the category in which it was completed. The categories are as follows:

  • 1st and 2nd Year Undergraduate
  • 3rd and 4th Year Undergraduate
  • Masters

The top project in each category will each receive a copy of Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present published by Princeton Architectural Press and Canadian Architect, as well as a subscription to Canadian Architect. All work submitted will be entered into a draw for RAIC Conference on Architecture passes, and featured on the Student Work Showcase page of the CASA-ACÉA website.
Projects will be graded based on the following criteria:

  1. Resolution
    The project is thoughtfully considered and carefully crafted. Problems are appropriately addressed in a complete way. Work is well researched and developed in a rigorous method. Solutions are functionally solid and aesthetically sophisticated.
  2. Representation
    The project is clearly communicated in an elegant manner. Visual and written work is composed in a manner conducive to conveying the concepts, drivers, and results of the project. Drawings are visually appealing, engaging, and deliver a strong understanding of the subject matter.
  3. Relevance
    The project is a meaningful addition to the diverse work of Canadian architecture students. Approaches and solutions are creative and innovative in nature.

Competition entry closes on Sunday, May 1, at 11:59pm EST.