Young Architects Studio Competition 2021

Former Mellon Bank of East Liberty (6112 Penn Ave)


2021 YASC Competition is Sponsored by


Enter the competition as an individual or create a design team! Individual entries must come from either an architecture graduate or undergraduate. AIA/AIAS membership is not required; however, individual entrants and team members must be located within AIA Pittsburgh’s 11-county area.

  • Architecture Graduates
    Individual architecture graduates, who have been out of school for no more than ten years, are eligible to enter this competition. Entrants may or may not be licensed to practice architecture.
  • Architecture Undergraduates
    Individual architecture undergraduates, who are currently enrolled in an architecture program, are eligible to enter this competition.
  • Design Teams
    The teams must be lead by an architecture graduate and/or undergraduate and can include graduates, who have been out of school for no more than ten years, or undergraduates in a design industry related field which can include, but is not limited to engineers, landscape architects, or artists.



  • Thursday, August 31st: Submission Request Forms must be received no later than 4PM – send via email to
  • Monday, September 6th: Project submission must be received by AIA Pittsburgh via DropBox by midnight to be eligible for judging.
View a variety of past proposals from AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC) that focus on design solutions for urban voids and underutilized places and spaces along the riverfronts.