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SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture

This award recognizes that comprehensive campus design and planning are collaborative and involve campus architects, planners, administrators, faculty, professional consultants, and many stakeholders.

Submittals must be made by a team including the institution and the architect(s). Your project must have been completed and occupied within the past five years.

  • Excellence in Architecture for a New Building
    This category is for a completely new building(s) designed for single or multiple purposes. The design must respond to the institutional mission, academic and student life program requirements, architectural and cultural heritage, community context, and the campus master plan.
  • Excellence in Architecture for Building Additions, Renovation or Adaptive Reuse
    This category is for expanding or adding space to an existing building for the same or related use; or it could be for the addition, renovation or adaptive reuse of buildings that no longer suit their original use or architectural intention.
  • Excellence in Architecture for Rehabilitation, Restoration or Preservation
    This category is for demonstrated skill and sensitivity in restoration or preservation of an existing historic structure for its original or related use, respecting traditional and new building technologies.

The SCUP 2020 Excellence Award Submission process is now closed.

Thank you to everyone who submitted their project for this year’s awards. Entries are no longer being accepted for this year’s awards. Winners will be announced on the website in April.

If you have any questions, please contact Martha Marotta at