Henry Adams Medal and Certificate

March 1 – 31, 2018
12:00 am -11:59 pm



For more than a century, the AIA has provided a medal of excellence to graduating students in the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) or Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) accredited schools. The award is named in honor of Henry Adams (1838-1918), a historian, journalist, and scholar who donated the royalties from his book Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres to the AIA.  

In 2018, a new medal and process was announced that aligns with the original 1914 resolution that established this award. Schools may submit one graduate of a Bachelor of Architecture and/or Master of Architecture program, who displays excellence throughout their academic career for this medal and certificate. The Certificate of Merit for the second-ranked student has been discontinued. Please also note that a BS and BA architecture degree (not accredited by NAAB) are not eligible for this award.

The annual submission period is open from March 1 through March 31.  Schools should receive their awards within 4-6 weeks, in time for Spring graduation ceremonies. However, the submission site will remain open and checked periodically, as we work to standardize and integrate this new process with various school calendars.  

Contact Dr. Nissa Dahlin-Brown, Assoc. AIA, with any questions.


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