Alpha Rho Chi Medal Program

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

The fraternity awards the Bronze Alpha Rho Chi Medal annually to a graduating senior at each accredited school of architecture in the United States and Canada. Judged by the faculty of each school, the medal is presented to the graduating senior who has shown an ability for leadershipperformed willing service for his or her school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality.

Nomination Form for Schools of Architecture

2017 Medal Winners


Congratulations to the 2018 recipients of the Alpha Rho Chi Medal. See full list.

Alpha Rho Chi Gold Medal

David Rifkind

David Rifkind was awarded the APX Gold Medal for his work as an architect and historian.