2020 EAC|DC Thesis Showcase - Call for Entries

  • Date

    Friday, July 24 2020

  • Time


  • Location

    Online submission

Deadline extended! Submissions due July 24th, 11:59pm.

The AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee presents the seventh annual Thesis
Showcase for emerging professionals to present their architectural thesis to
practitioners from around the DC area - this time, we’re virtual!

This program aims to bridge the gap between recent graduates and practicing
architects by providing an opportunity for practitioners to view a sample of
work emerging from architecture schools. Four presenters will be selected to
speak for 10 minutes each, after which a moderator will solicit questions
from the audience to facilitate a conversation that draws connections between
thesis projects.

Submission Requirements

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) or Master of Architecture (M.Arch) degree from any NAAB accredited program.
  • Applicants must have graduated in 2018 or later.
  • Applicants must have completed a thesis or capstone project.

To be considered for this opportunity:

  • Download the Submission Files to access the template file, logos, and fonts. Upload a PDF and InDesign document to the online submission that features images and supplemental information to illustrate the thesis. Document should be formatted on a single 30”x42” board using the provided template and no larger than 10MB.
  • Submit the online application form  The deadline for submissions is midnight on Friday, July 17th, 2020. Selected speakers will be notified in early August.

Event Details:

  • The Thesis Showcase event will be held on Tuesday, September 1st, 2020 from 6pm-8pm virtually via Zoom.
  • Selected presenters must be able to attend the event via Zoom. The Emerging Architects Committee reserves the right to select an alternate if a presenter is unable to attend.
  •  Presenters will be encouraged to call in to Zoom at 5:45pm on the day of the event to prepare for the presentation.

Organized by: AIA|DC Emerging Architects Committee