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Excellence in Analysis Award

Show-off your building design & analysis skills.
Help others do better analysis.
Get recognition from Autodesk.



About the Award Program: You can submit any student project that uses Autodesk® Revit®, Green Building Studio®, Ecotect®, and/or Vasari software as a significant part of a building performance analysis workflow. We are specifically looking for designs that use analysis results to make decisions that improve and validate the design. Submissions will be judged based on the validity of analysis, quality of insights, clarity of explanation, usefulness in education. (see more in the FAQ)


Next Submission Deadline: January 31, 2015

Autodesk will present up to five Excellence in Analysis Awards.

To submit your project...

1) Read the Official Rules and the FAQ

2) Fill out the Submission Template in a word processing program

Download the blank template

3) Fill out the online form and upload your submission and images


Terms and Conditions

  • This Award is governed by the terms of the Official Rules. Your entries must comply with all terms set forth in the Official Rules.  Before participating or making a submission, please read the Official Rules here.
  • Entries must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. PT on January 31, 2015 to be eligible for the Award.
  • All submitted entries must be in English.
  • Autodesk will present up to five Excellence in Analysis Awards. If you miss the submission deadline, don’t worry. Autodesk plans to offer additional opportunities for you to enter to win an Excellence in Analysis Award in the future.

June 2014 Award Recipients

See the Honorable Mention in the Project Gallery

June 2014 Judges

  • Pablo La Roche; Professor of Architecture, CalPoly Pomona, Sustainable Design Leader at RTKL
  • William Vicent; Project Manager for Emerging Products Group, Southern California Edison
  • Stephanie Egger; Building Science Education, Autodesk, Inc.

Aitor Almaraz, Kasia Badura, Megan Ching, Antoine Richez, Ingrid Thorkildsen

Campus Kalvskinnet

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

This project used Revit to determine the amount of materials used in order to improve the building performance and calculate the embodied emission. The project’s presentation and concise documentation deserves an honorable mention.

See the Project Gallery entry>



January 2014 Award Recipients

While the judges were unable to select any award recipients for this round, there was a lot of great work we would still like to recognize and feature in the Project Gallery

January 2014 Judges

  • Alison Kwok; Professor of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Matt Grinberg; Mechanical Engineer & Revit Lead, Stantec
  • Stephanie Egger; Building Science Education, Autodesk, Inc.

Vincenzo Panasiti & Nicolas Ombres

Messina Schoolhouse
RomaTre University
This project used analysis throughout the design process to inform design decisions to improve energy use and return a school to the community as a symbol of the Italian village’s identity.

Hatim Asim Azzouz

Saving the Black Gold
The Catholic University of America
The analysis conducted on a typical existing residential apartment building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is a good example of using a wide variety of analyses to inform which energy conservation measures will have the most impact. 

Tadeh Hakopian

Mistral Californica
Cal Poly Pomona
The visuals from this design project for a visitor center in Antelope Valley, California are a good example of using imagery to tell the story of design and performance analysis. 

Chinni Sumanth

Anna University College of Engineering
Anna University
The design process used to validate the design of this historical building in Guindy, India is a good example of creating building models of existing buildings for use in performance analysis. 

June 2013 Award Recipients

Look for more information soon!

The projects will be included in the Project Gallery, and more information on the students behind these projects will be posted on this page.

June 2013 Judges

  • David Scheer; Green Building Studio Product Owner, Autodesk
  • Adam Meter; Sustainable Design, Autodesk
  • Michael Bergin; AEC Education, Autodesk


Daniel Temple

University of Idaho

This mixed-use structure seeks to be energy independent, deal with its own waste water and grows much of its own food. Daniel did an energy balance to compare building loads with on-site renewable energy potential.


Ramina Farajzadeh Deroee

Hanging Boxes
University of Virginia
This assembly space seeks to illuminate meeting rooms with daylight, but is surrounded by 35-foot- high walls. Analysis in Ecotect and Radiance helped Ramina validate lighting strategies and light levels. 

L Carl Fiocchi

Sustaining Modernity: An Analysis of the Gropius House 
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
This project used Ecotect to create a digital facsimile of a Modernist icon; studying the effectiveness of the passive strategies used in the Gropius House. 


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