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Design Leadership Alliance

The purpose of the Design Leadership Alliance (DLA) is to be a compelling, vibrant, sustainable body of professionals that engages and partners with the CoA to provide significant contributions to the college, its students and faculty, and to our dynamic profession.

The DLA annually awards these honors to outstanding CoA graduates, friends of the college, and organizations who have supported the CoA:

Distinguished Alumni Award

Kleinschmidt Award

Alumni Design Award

Call for Nominations

Design Awards 2021

The Design Leadership Alliance (DLA) and the Texas Tech University College of Architecture are excited to announce that entries are now being accepted for the 2021 Design Award competition.

The 2021 Design Award Jury includes Nick Deaver of Nick Deaver Architects in Austin, Barry Hughes from Benoy Architects in Los Angeles, CA, and Wes Jones from Jones, Partners: Architecture in Los Angeles, CA.

The deadline for submissions is August 30, 2021, and entry fees will support CoA student scholarships.

Call for Nominations

Distinguished Alumnus Award 2021

The Texas Tech University College of Architecture and the Design Leadership Alliance invite nominations of outstanding graduates to be considered for the prestigious Distinguished Alumnus Award. This award honors a graduate of the Texas Tech College of Architecture whose career and professional life have brought distinction on the College and whose career as an architect is held in high esteem by peers and the general public.

The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2021.

Call for Nominations

Nomination Form

Kleinschmidt Award 2021

The Kleinschmidt Award recognizes any individual, firm or organization whose contributions or service have enriched the Texas Tech University College of Architecture. The award is named after the first leader of the Texas Tech Architecture Program, Professor Florian A. Kleinschmidt.

The deadline for submissions is August 16, 2021.

Call for Nominations

Nomination Form

The 2nd Annual DLA Symposium

The Goal of the Design Leadership Alliance (DLA) at Texas Tech University is to create a dynamic partnership between architecture's academic and professional communities while emphasizing their shared investment in understanding the current state of architecture. The DLA's annual symposiums will broaden students' perspective on design-related professional opportunities and establish collaborative platforms to engage owners, architects, contractors, and fabricators.

Watch March 1, 2021, Session: Digital Twin and DFMA Panel

Watch March 2, 2021, Session: Your New Future in Architecture

Our Texas Tech Architecture family is important to us. Be sure to keep in touch and let us know when you have changes in your professional or personal life.

To update your information or nominate an alumnus for an award, contact architecture.alumni.relations@ttu.edu.