The 2023 Competition is Open!!

This year’s competition “Branching Out” encourages entrants to think about space in all three dimensions. The design program focuses on combining two unique uses – a restaurant and research center, into a vertical facility purposefully designed to interact with a very large tree of utmost importance to the surrounding community. This multi-dimensional program presents many layers of complexity for design exploration and should be an engaging challenge for any student at any skill level interested in art, architecture, drafting, or interior design.
This design competition is an excellent vehicle for students to explore an interest in architecture and design, as well as a great resume builder. Three top prizes of $500, a custom designed trophy, a certificate of excellence, and a $500 scholarship to a summer architectural workshop, should be pretty motivating as well!
Since 1971 this statewide competition has been hosted by AIA Indianapolis in an effort to encourage the future generation of architects to enter the design field, and to promote the importance of architecture and design to all.
Keep in Touch

Interested in receiving updates regarding the competition? Sign up here and we’ll add you to the contact list. We send emails sparingly, and your address will never be sold or distributed.


Follow the Competition on Instagram & Facebook

Interested in the competition? Follow us on Instagram & Facebook for updates, hints, tricks, and information on the latest developments from the Indiana High School Architectural Design Competition Committee.