CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Metropolis Future 100

 Be Recognized as One of the Top 100 A&D Graduates in North America


Metropolis wants to help students work in this profession. The Future 100 is the connector of top talent with leading design firms. 


The Future 100 program is back and open for submissions! Launched last year by Metropolis, Future 100 recognizes the top 100 graduating students from

architecture and interior design programs in the United States and Canada, and connects them with A&D firms across North America.

This program is sponsored by Architecture and Design firms interested in recruiting a talented, diverse pool of candidates.


·         The most talented students from the class of 2022 apply, with nominations by instructors, professional organizations, and others.

·         Application materials include testimonials from nominators, academic record, and portfolio.


How it Works:

·         Student nominations will be reviewed by a group of experts led by Metropolis editor in chief Avinash Rajagopal.

·         The details of selected Future 100 students will be shared with recruiters from A&D firms from across the country.

·         The students will be featured in the Mar/Apr 2022 print issue of Metropolis alongside recognition of their programs, nominators, and schools.

·         Future 100 students, nominators, and schools will also be featured online in April 2022.


Students Who Should Apply/Seek Nomination are:

·         Enrolled at public or private universities and colleges in the United States and Canada.

·         Enrolled in accredited architecture and interior design programs.

·         Enrolled in final studio courses (i.e. graduating in 2022) at undergraduate and graduate levels.

·         Working on studio-based or research-based projects.

·         In good academic standing (GPA 3.00+ or equivalent).


Key Dates:

December 3, 2021: Application Deadline  Application submission form. 

Top students from architecture and interior design apply

December 2021: Future 100 List Selected

Metropolis will vet the nominees based on creativity, rigor, skills, and professionalism.


January 2022: Future 100 Students Connected to Recruiters

Metropolis will share the list of students, along with samples of their work, with recruiters at the architecture and design firms.


April 2022: Future 100 List Published

Schools, instructors, and nominators will receive recognition alongside their students.


2021 coverage:

March/April 2021 Future 100 issue.

2021 Future 100 digital piece.



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