architecture thesis of the year

Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2020

Submission: July 31, 2020
Registration: July 31, 2020
Language: English
Location: Concept
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


The Charette has launched ‘Architecture Thesis of the Year | ATY 2020’ – an international architecture thesis competition that aims to extend appreciation to the tireless effort and exceptional creativity of student thesis in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape and Restoration. We seek to encourage young talent in bringing their path breaking ideas to the forefront on a global scale.

Academic Design endeavors allow the free flow of unfettered ideas – experimental, bold, promising, and unconventional. An intensive architectural discourse and a collaborative design process are essential to develop ingenious solutions to complex problems of the future.

An Architecture Thesis is considered the avant-garde – pushing the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm in the architectural realm. It is the outcome of months of painstaking research and an excruciating design process yet it hardly gets any recognition beyond the design studio. It is imperative to share such revolutionary ideas with the entire fraternity to open up new possibilities of dialogue. We are roping in architects of national and international repute to be a part of the jury panel.


The competition is open to students of all nationalities and institutions in the fields of Architecture, Urban Design, Landscape and Restoration. All Undergraduate/Bachelors and Graduate/Masters Thesis conducted in the calendar year 2017 – 2020 are eligible to participate.


A total of 4 panels of size 30 cm x 30 cm are to be submitted as a combined PDF document, which shall not exceed 5 MB.

Panels 1 to 3: Graphic Representation
These may include, but are not limited to, 3-D views, sketches, sections, isometric views, plans, elevations or any other means of graphical representation. Graphic Representation panels may not include text other than number labels (ex. ① ② ③). The number labels may be defined in text summary on the 4th panel only.

Panel 4: Text Summary
Write a text summary about your thesis project in under 300 words. The project title must be included as the heading of this panel. Your team number should be written in the top right corner of this panel. Any other information which discloses your identity shall lead to disqualification. All text must be in English.


There is NO Entry Fee to the competition. The participation is totally free!
> Competition Release – 1 June 2020
> Registration Deadline – 30 July 2020
> Submission Deadline – 31 July 2020
> Results Announced – 31 August 2020


3 Winning Entries and 10 Honorable Mentions will receive an E-certificate from the Charette. These entries will be featured in ‘the Charette Journal’. Exclusive interviews of the top 3 winning entries will also be published.

TYPE: Awards | Call for Submissions

Go to the competition’s website