Awarded annually to an outstanding graduate student pursuing research in structural design. The award will be given in alternate years to students in the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Eligible students will be in the first year of their thesis project. The Dean of Graduate Studies and Research will select the recipient upon the recommendation of the Director of the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism and the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

This award recognizes excellence in the art of structural design and celebrates the professional accomplishments and academic contributions of Dr. John Adjeleian.
Endowed in 2002 by Dr. John Adjeleian, Professor Emeritus of Engineering, Carleton University.