European Architectural Medals for the Best Diploma Projects (EAM BDP) is an annual European competition that awards excellence in crossing the threshold from education to profession.


Nov 28, 2016

The jury decided the winners of the 2016 edition.

EAM-BDP-2016_Awards.pdf [216K]

EAM-BDP-2016_Jury-Report.pdf [291K]

High resolution images of the projects are available in the press kit: [402M]

Nov 26, 2016

The jury met on the 26 of November and started the evaluation. In addition to the 30 shortlisted entries 14 additional diploma projects were discussed. From these one diploma project was unanimously added to the shortlist – project 048 Berlin Palimpsest.

Nov 18, 2016

The shortlisted projects were selected.

Download the list: EAM-BDP-2016-shortlisted-projects-v2.pdf

Oct 10, 2016

The final deadline was extended with 10 days. The new deadline is October 25, 2016.

Jun 17, 2016

The 2016 edition has started. Check the rules and send us your entries!


The organizers of the competition are:

University of Architecture and Urbanism Ion Mincu (UAUIM) is a public university with a continuity of 123 years of excellence in architectural education. Having three faculties: Architecture, Interior Architecture and Urbanism and a Postgraduate School, it provides higher education in architecture and contributes with valuable research.
European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting the exchange of ideas and people within the field of architectural education and research throughout Europe.
The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) is the representative organization for the architectural profession at European level. Its membership consists of 46 regulatory and professional representative bodies from 32 European states. Through them, the ACE represents the interests of over 565.000 architects.

The organizers, UAUIM together with EAAE and ACE seek to acknowledge the BEST DIPLOMA PROJECT in architecture, and to recognize the highest level of design knowledge and skill employed in addressing three influential themes of architectural design:




Trophy consisting in the EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURAL MEDAL FOR BEST DIPLOMA PROJECT and three prizes:

2016 Jury

Diploma Projects are evaluated first in Architectural Schools and then the best 2 (two) from each school in an international jury:

ACE representative Arch. Luciano LAZZARI, president ACE and jury president
EAAE representative Prof.Arch. Karl Otto ELLEFSEN, president EAAE
UAUIM representative Prof.Ph.D.Arch. Marian MOICEANU, rector UAUIM
and architectural profession representatives:
jury member Arch. Saša RANDIĆ from Randić and Associates
jury member Arch. Bryan AVERY from Avery Associates Architects