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2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition

01 December 2014

Important Dates

Registration Closes: 03 February 2015
Submission Deadline: 03 March 2015
Winner Announcement: 14 May 2015
Award Ceremony: 14 May 2015


The Business Plan Competition is open to registered architects in the U.S. or Canada who are considering starting a design firm or who have started a new firm in the past ten years.  There is no fee to enter.

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The Best Overall prize winner will receive $10,000.
The Best Written Business Plan prize winner will receive $2,500.
The Most Innovative prize winner will receive $2,500.

All prizes are in US dollars.  Winners are responsible for all taxes.  For additional details about prizes, judging criteria, and eligibility requirements, please review the full competition rules.

December 2014 – Registration open
February 3, 2015 – Registration deadline – All participants must register by this date
March 3, 2015 – Deadline for registered participants to submit three-page outline and video
March 18-20, 2015 – Finalists notified
March 23, 2015 – Public announcement of finalists
April 27, 2015 – Deadline for finalists to submit their full business plans
May 13, 2015 – Finalists present to jury
May 14, 2015 – Winners announced at special reception during the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta