WASHINGTON, D.C. April 25, 2016 - Hanley Wood, the premier information, media, event, and strategic marketing services company serving the residential, commercial design and construction industries is pleased to announce the launch of an annual, education-focused awards program—The Studio Prize.

"Studio courses are vital incubators of architectural ideas and talent," said Ned Cramer, editorial director of ARCHITECT. "The Studio Prize is designed to foster exchange between the academy and the profession, students and practitioners."

The Studio Prize Awards will recognize some of the most thoughtful, innovative, and ethical studio courses at accredited architecture schools from across the nation. The competition is designed to celebrate excellence in studio curricula and in the student work that results, with the goal of disseminating best practices and honoring innovative teachers and students.

Multiple entries from each university are being encouraged, and all submissions must be in the context of a professional Bachelor of Architecture or Master of Architecture program from the current academic year. A distinguished jury will examine each studio’s project brief, research, and representative student work. The winners will be featured this fall in ARCHITECT, in print, online, and via social media.

This year, the program’s exclusive sponsor, Sloan, has generously made available $20,000 in prize money, which the jury will award at its discretion to students whose work appears in the submissions for winning studio courses. There will be an additional, $5,000 purse granted as part of the Studio Prize’s Sloan Award, identified at the jury’s discretion, which recognizes studios that focus on sustainability or water conservation.

The entry deadline is June 17, 2016. For more details and eligibility requirements for the 1st Annual Studio Prize Awards, visit studioprize.com.

For more information on Sloan as well as the educational resources and technical tools provided to help architects get the job done, visit sloan.com/studioprize.

About Sloan
Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. Headquartered in Franklin Park, Illinois, the company is at the forefront of the green building movement and provides sustainable restroom solutions by manufacturing water-efficient products such as flushometers, electronic faucets, and soap dispensing systems, sink systems and vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide. Follow Sloan on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and on YouTube.

About Hanley Wood
Hanley Wood is the premier company serving the information, media, and marketing needs of the residential, commercial design and construction industry. Utilizing the largest analytics and editorially driven Construction Industry Database, the company provides business intelligence and data-driven services. The company produces award-winning media, high-profile executive events, and strategic marketing solutions. To learn more, visit hanleywood.com.