Since 1931, the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal has recognized graduating architecture students for their leadership and service and what they offer the future of the profession. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal honors the graduating student who has shown an ability for leadership, performed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through their attitude and personality.

Alpha Rho Chi believes strong leaders are just as essential as strong designers. The Bronze Medal program was established to recognize qualities not necessarily pertaining to studio and scholarship. 

Note: Membership in the fraternity is not a criterion for awarding the medal, nor does the award confer membership in the fraternity.

Each accredited school of architecture in the United States and Canada may award the Bronze Medal to one (1) graduating student each year. 

Nomination Instructions:

Alpha Rho Chi has contracted with Award Concepts, an industry leader in recognition solutions, to manage nominations, engraving, shipping and automated status messaging. Medals ship via FedEx and typically arrive within 2 - 4 weeks.

Each school has been assigned a unique log in — sent via email — which will allow them to access the ordering site, submit nominations and check shipping status.

Need help? Email medal@alpharhochi.org.

2022 Nominations are now open!

Deadline: October 31

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