2x8 Awards Ceremony


AIA|LA + ACLA Center for Communities

4450 West Adams Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90016

ACLA & AIA Los Angeles are proud to present  2x8x20, the 20th Anniversary of the 2×8 Exhibition!

Located at AIA|LA + ACLA Center for Communities

4450 West Adams Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90016

Join us in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the 2×8 Student Exhibition, Competition and Scholarship Fund. This year’s exhibition will feature 20 unique architecture and design programs throughout California. 2×8 was formed with the intention of introducing student work to the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry. In order to celebrate the academic diversity within California, 2×8 invites a broad range of programs from across the state to participate and presents students an opportunity to receive scholarships at our annual awards ceremony. The opening reception is free to attend and open to all.This year, the exhibition theme, “Reflection”, celebrates the program’s 20th anniversary and looks back on the accumulation of amazing student projects and exhibition designs.

In 2021, we were able to raise a total of $30,000 in scholarships. This allowed us to award merit-based scholarships to 11 winning student projects. For our 20th anniversary we would like to surpass that amount and reach our goal of $50,000. As in past years, a respected jury will evaluate the submitted student projects.

Each year the student competition is given a unique name and theme, and we encourage the schools to choose work that represents that theme. With the curatorial theme of the upcoming 2×8 Student Exhibition, we intend to create a dialogue around the topic of “Neighborhoods” with projects that respond to and engage with its surrounding environment and community. Celebrating the state’s unequaled diversity in pedagogical directions, each of the participating academic programs selects two projects that epitomize their respective core visions around this theme. Visit 2×8.org to see a preview of the student projects.

We are exciting for this years exhibition and opening ceremony to be hosted at the new AIA|LA + ACLA Center for Communities located in the historic West Adams District. The new headquarters will be a center for conferences, meetings and exhibitions accessible to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and local community.

Architecture for Communities Los Angeles
4450 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90016