2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards
Any architecture, landscape architecture or interior design graduate of the University of Arkansas may submit projects for the 2022 Fay Jones School Alumni Design Awards. Awards for winning designs will be presented via an awards celebration in December. These projects will be featured in our alumni magazine, on this website and through social media. Submissions must be anonymous!
All design work is eligible for the alumni design awards competition — architecture, landscape architecture,
interior design, urban planning, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, industrial
design, furniture and product design, set design, etc. Work must have been designed or built in 2017 or later.
In 2020, we introduced a new design award category: Public Good in the Cause of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Details are below and on the competition entry forms. We also introduced the Award for Excellence in Outreach and Service in the Cause of Diversity and Inclusion, which recognizes an individual or organization for work done in the community. Nominations for this award, including self-nominations, may be made directly to Dean Peter MacKeith at email@example.com. Send a nomination letter and a one-page description of the nominee's activity and impact. Also, please provide names and contact information of two references.
Potential project types for alumni design awards entries:
- interior design
- landscape architecture
- regional/urban design
- preservation design/adaptive reuse
- public good in the cause of diversity, equity and inclusion *
- visual studies (photography/drawing)
- product/furniture design
- virtual constructions
- exhibition design
- unbuilt projects
* Newest category: As both the University of Arkansas and the Fay Jones School continue
to make increased diversity, equity and inclusion a focus and priority, the school
also wants to reflect that resolve in the annual Alumni Design Awards program. In
2020, we introduced a new design category: Public Good in the Cause of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. This award aims to celebrate and encourage projects that engage with minoritized
and/or low-income communities through the design and building of architecture, interiors
and/or landscapes that mitigate deficits and inequalities in housing, education, culture,
health, other public services, public and/or community spaces, landscapes and/or infrastructure.
These projects may be private, public, NGO or community driven projects. These projects
also should have had a community-engaged, participatory design/planning component
in addition to measurable indicators of their impact. Also included in this category
are pro-bono projects with a social impact. (And, projects entered in this category
may be entered in other categories in the awards program.)
Projects to be considered in the competition must have been designed or built by 2017 or later.
Each project submitted must include:
- Project entry file (PDF)
- Information file (PDF)
- Media image of project for publicity (maximum 2 MB JPG)
For each entry, you'll need to complete and prepare two PDF files. Download both the 2022 project entry form template and project info form template. Please note that additional PDF pages showing images will need to be added to the project entry file, providing a portfolio of the project.
Label entries in the following format:
Next, upload your PDF files (two per project) and your media image online at: https://fjsoa.wufoo.com/forms/2022-fay-jones-school-alumni-design-awards-entry/
Please note that the project info form must be saved separately, and it will not be seen by the jury members.
Pay the fee of $50 per entry on the U of A's eCommerce site at: https://commerce.cashnet.com/UARKARDO?itemcode=ARDO-ALUMSUB. Make sure to include the identifying project name when you pay the entry fee. Each
project submitted will be paid for separately through the payment portal.
Entries must be submitted online no later than Sept. 19, 2022.
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