The purpose of the competition is to recognize outstanding student work and achievements, to select and archive them for the purpose of documentation and presentation of the results and development of the faculty, to motivate students and to increase the quality of student work. The competition is a tool for faculty leadership to reflect on the development and direction of teaching.
The Dean's Award will be given in three competitive categories – for a semester project, a diploma project and science and research. The Dean may also award the Academic Community Award for outstanding achievement. Nominations should be submitted on a web form by October 20, 2021.
The Dean's Semester Project Award category is open to nominations of studio projects from all degree programmes for the past academic year except ZAN, ATBS, BP and DP, divided into three categories (Architecture, Urbanism and Landscape Architecture, Design). Each studio leader may nominate one work for the past academic year, exceptionally two works with justification. Experts authorised by the Dean may nominate additional works, the number of which will be specified in the nomination process. In the Architecture category, the Dean may also award an exceptional prize for the design of buildings with complex operations.
In the category of the Dean's Diploma Project Award, each studio head from all fields of study may nominate a maximum of one diploma project for the past academic year, and each diploma project defence committee may also nominate one diploma project.
In the category of the Dean's Award for Science and Research, the best dissertations and scientific research papers, SGS projects and other standardised scientific research outputs can be nominated by supervisors, heads of departments involved in the doctoral study programme and doctoral dissertation defence committees.
Nominations for the Academic Community Award for an outstanding achievement in the field of academic results and student activities or faculty representation may be submitted by members of the FA management, the FA Collegium, the FA Academic Senate and members of the FA Scientific and Artistic Council. Members of the academic community submit nominations through members of the FA Academic Senate.
All winners and prize winners will receive diplomas. The winners of each category of the Dean's Award will receive a financial reward. The Academic Community Award is not associated with a financial award. The award ceremony will take place in Bethlehem Chapel on the occasion of the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the independent Faculty of Architecture.
More detailed information can be found on the competition website.