2018 Design Awards

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The AIARE Design Awards program recognizes excellence in local architectural projects and practices. The intent is to honor exceptional work, both built and unbuilt, establish practices of excellence within our local community and nurture new values that contribute to design and design appreciation.

The American Institute of Architects is pleased to invite you to our 2018 Design Awards. You can purchase tickets to attend on our “Events” page.

SEPTEMBER 29TH 2018, 5:00pm
Saralee & Richard’s Barn  Santa Rosa Fairgrounds

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Print the 2018 Design Awards Entry Guidelines Packet!

Entry Categories

1. ARCHITECTURE – BUILT:

Projects completed since January 1, 2013. Build projects could be any of the following:

  • Commercial: Winery, Office, Retail, Hospitality, Mixed-Use
  • Healthcare:  Medical Office Building, Emergency Room, Expansion
  • Education: Kindergarten-12, Higher Education
  • Public Buildings/Space
  • Multi Family Housing
  • Other

2. ARCHITECTURE – UN-BUILT:

This award category calls for architectural design work that, to date remains un-built. The intent of this category is to welcome the ideas and work of practicing architects, architectural educators, and architecture students from throughout the chapter area.

3. SMALL PROJECTS OR INSTALLATIONS (PERMANANT OR TEMPORARY):

The Small Projects category strives to elevate public awareness of the value of design that architects bring to our built environment regardless of the constraints of size and scope.   Each architect has his or her own idea of what a small project might be. We encourage submissions of projects that are unusual or don’t necessarily fit the norm. Examples include but not limited to…

  • Furniture
  • Deck
  • Installations
  • Woodwork
  • Sculpture
  • Accessory Building

4. RESIDENTIAL DESIGN – BUILT:

Custom Residential projects (New, substantial remodels or additions) completed since January 1, 2013.

  • Under 3000 sf
  • 3000 sf and over.

5. ALTERATION, REHABILITATION, RESTORATION, ADAPTIVE REUSE, RENOVATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION:

The restoration, preservation, renovation, or rehabilitation of an existing building. Please show before and after photos of the project.  Please describe to what extent the project was altered or restored and what percent of the original project remains in tact.

6. INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE/TENANT IMPROVEMENTS:

Interiors projects not limited by scale, budget or project type.  Entries may include renovations, additions, adaptive reuse, preservation or new construction. Interior architecture that exemplifies the design of space within a building envelope including finishes, lighting and furnishings will be considered.

7. SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

Projects of any scale that were performed pro bono by a member of AIARE to make the world a better place through service and philanthropy qualify.

8. PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD:

All submissions are automatically entered for this award. Go online to cast your vote!

Details

All submissions will be reviewed by a common jury connected to all facets of the design profession. As projects are subject to diverse contexts, programs, budgets, and restraints, each entry is judged for the success with which the project has met its individual requirements.

We encourage submissions that exhibit a strong definition of design excellence. Submissions may be exemplary in their typology, technical advancement, innovation, economy, sustainability, as well as other achievements.

Entry Fees

AIARE Members: $200
AIA Members: $300
Non Members: $400

Small Project – AIARE Member: $100
Small Project – AIA Member: $200
Small Project – Non-Member: $300

Students: Free with photo i.d.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

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