Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal Nomination Process

medal1931-reverse-bwEach year, the Alpha Rho Chi Bronze Medal is offered to accredited schools of architecture in the United States and Canada. It is our privilege to encourage professional leadership by rewarding student accomplishment.


Alpha Rho Chi awards the medal based on the nomination of the faculty of each school. The faculty should identify the graduating student who has shown an affinity for leadership, performed willing service for the school or department, and gives promise of real professional merit through his or her attitude and personality. Upon making its selection, the school informs Alpha Rho Chi of its selection by completing the online form.

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


Multiple and Replacement Medals

Alpha Rho Chi provides one medal without charge to each school of architecture. As of 2020, Alpha Rho Chi no longer offers the option to order a second medal.

A replacement medal for can be ordered for $70. Please email to request a replacement medal.

Delivery and Deadlines

Every effort will be made to deliver the engraved medal to you within four to six weeks from receipt of your nomination form. If you need a “rush” delivery, please email to confirm the order and to communicate carrier (UPS, FedEx, etc.) information. Please note that most rush carriers do not deliver to P.O. boxes and require a physical address.

In response to school input, the deadline for each year’s medals program has been extended to October 31. However, if you need more time to determine your nominee, please contact us prior to the deadline so that necessary arrangements can be made.

Recognition of Winners

Alpha Rho Chi appreciates a presentation befitting of the award during your Commencement exercises or honors ceremony. An Alpha Rho Chi officer or appointed representative would be pleased to present the medal if scheduling permits. See our Officers page for a list of regional contacts.

A list of winners is published online as well as in our national newsletter, The Letter.

Contact Information

Worthy Grand Scribe

Alpha Rho Chi
210 W. Hamilton Avenue #298
State College, PA 16801