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Important AEI ISDC Update

In response to the global outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), and ASCE’s commitment to reducing the risk of adverse health impacts to the thousands of ASCE members, guests and staff that participate in numerous ASCE committee meetings, conferences and events, the AEI Forum was cancelled (the venue for the finalist presentations).

However, the AEI ISDC received a waiver from ASCE so we can continue the competition and support the academic missions of the universities.

So, the show will go on! But in a new format, which is consistent with required social distancing recommendations and in recognition of the varied University polices.  Teams will now submit a pre-recorded presentation to the jurors, followed by a Q&A before winners are decided and announced.  


Winners of the 2019 AEI Student Design Competition - The Pennsylvania State University

Integration, Design, and Innovation

The Architectural Engineering Institute International Student Design Competition (AEI-ISDC) highlights the collaboration of multi-disciplinary architectural engineering student teams, showcases the knowledge and application of design and construction principles to a real-world project scenario, and prepares students for the realities of their chosen industry. Pictured: 2019 1st Place Winners of the Building Integration Category, The Pennsylvania State University

The Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers is pleased to announce the annual Architectural Engineering Institute International Student Design Competition.

The emphases of the competition are the development and integration of innovative and original solutions to the competitions design challenges, collaboration, and peer review, all of which are critical to building design and construction. Students are encouraged to work together in multidisciplinary teams and consider how the engineered systems enhance and integrate with each other and the architecture of the building. Through the competition process, students will demonstrate the knowledge and skills that will make them valuable building industry professionals. The challenging conditions specified for the competition will encourage the participants to think creatively and provide innovative solutions.

2019 Winners

Winners of the 2019 AEI Student Design Competition (SDC) were announced on April 5, 2019, at the biennial AEI Conference 2019, hosted by the Pennsylvania State University. The Pennsylvania State University earned the top award for building integration and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln won the awards for Outstanding Achievement in Innovation for: 1) Acoustics, and 2) Wood, Timber, Engineered Wood.

View all 2019 Winners & Video Presentations

About the Architectural Engineering Institute

The Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) was created by The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) in 1998 to be the professional home of architectural engineers and to address the needs of the architectural engineering profession. The mission of AEI is “to serve the building community by promoting an integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and by encouraging excellence in practice, education, and research of architectural engineering.” AEI is the home for all professionals in the building industry. AEI provides a multi-disciplinary national forum for members of, but not limited to, the architectural engineering, structural, mechanical, electrical, and architectural communities.

Since students are expected to be the next generation of members, supporting student activities is of strategic importance for the future of AEI. AEI has supported existing student chapters and encouraged the creation of new ones at Institutions offering Architectural Engineering programs. Since student membership is free, the AEI student membership represents the majority of the student population of the architectural engineering programs.

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