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The Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN®) Knowledge Community develops knowledge and information to benefit architects who are engaged in, or who are interested in learning more about, custom residential practice. CRAN® presents information and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and expertise to promote the professional development of its members via discussion forums, national symposia and conventions, publications, and local activities.

2024 CRAN® Symposium

September 18-22

The Westin Seattle
1900 5th Avenue 
Seattle, Washington 98101

Registration will open in July 2024.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Download the prospectus for the CRAN forum at AIA24 and the CRAN Symposium sponsorships. 

2023 Symposium

The CRAN® 2023 Symposium was held October 11 - 15. View the schedule for more info>.

Design Competition & Scholarships

By Johanna Roche posted 05-23-2019 11:16 AM


Design Competition & Scholarships

Architects Foundation

Diversity Advancement Scholarship

This multi-year scholarship supports high school and undergraduate minority students who are entering, enrolled in, or transferring into a NAAB-accredited undergraduate architecture program. Scholarships may be renewed every year until your degree is completed, for up to 5 years ($20,000 total award). The CRAN® scholar will be one who focuses on residential architecture in their career sights.

See CRAN Scholars Ania Yee-Boguinskaia and Omar Leon.

Donate to the CRAN Diversity Scholarship.

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Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)

2019-20209 International Student Design Competition: A House for the 21st Century

The American Institute of Architects (AIA), Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) knowledge community is pleased to announce the winners for the HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century International Student Design Competition 2019-2020 academic year. Administered by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and sponsored by AIA CRAN, this competition challenged students to envision a house for the HERE & NOW: informed by context, culture, and vernacular, but fully embracing 21st-century technology and ideas of domesticity.

View the winners >