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 student 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 student 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.

As of February 2020, Alpha Rho Chi does not accept more than one (1) Bronze Medal nomination per institution. 

Nominations for the 2021 Bronze Medal will be accepted March 1 – October 31.

Submit Nomination

Note: Due to an inventory shortage, we are currently experiencing delays in processing medal orders. We expect this delay to resolve by July 2021. 


2018 Bronze Medal Winners


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

Gold Alpha Rho Chi Medal

Elizabeth Danze

Elizabeth Danze was awarded the Gold APX Medal for her work in education and psychology of design.