April 14 - Registration Opens
May 12 - Last Day to Register Without Late Fee
June 2 - Last Day to Register
June 9 - Submission/Nomination Deadline
August - Winners Announced
The 2023 Design Awards jury is comprised of AIA members from California:
View categories and criteria below:
Design Award Categories
$50 per entry/$75 after May 12
Award of Excellence
To be eligible, entries must be architectural projects designed by licensed architects at the time of design or submitted by architects of record either of which must be members of AIA Florida Northwest.
Projects submitted may be located anywhere in the world, but must have been completed within the immediate past five calendar years.
The program is open to architectural projects of all sizes and classifications.
Awards of Excellence are given to the following categories:
Unbuilt Design Award
The Unbuilt Design Award recognizes work by licensed architects. Attention is focused on the process of design.
Its purpose is to recognize outstanding examples of recent, commissioned architectural designs not yet built or complete. The entry shall exemplify excellence in design while exploring the nature and science of our profession.
Eligible projects must be designed by an architect who is a member of AIA Florida Northwest and must have been designed within the immediate past five calendar years. Eligible projects include single buildings, groups of buildings, urban designs, additions, renovations, master plans, and extended use projects. Award winners are subject to verification.
Entries must be commissioned for compensation on behalf of a client. Construction must not be substantially completed prior to the deadline for receipt of entries.
Masonry Design Award
The purpose of the Masonry Award is to bring recognition to AIA Florida Northwest architects based on the technical and creative use of masonry in meeting aesthetic and functional design challenges.
To be eligible, entries must be architectural projects designed by licensed architects at the time of design or submitted by architects of record either of which must be members of AIA Florida Northwest. Projects must have been completed within the immediate past five calendar years.
The program is open to architectural projects of all sizes and classifications. Entries can be submitted for residential or commercial work, with at least 75% of the structure and exterior skin using masonry. The following masonry materials are acceptable: single wythe block; traditional brick and block; block and stucco; architectural block; adhered thin stone on block and thin brick on block i.e. split face, ground face and burnished; concrete and clay bricks; glass block; natural and man-made stones. Concrete panels and thin brick in concrete panels (precast and tilt-up) will not be considered.
Theoretical and Research Design
The Theoretical and Research Design Award recognizes work by architects, associates, interns, and students who are members of AIA Florida Northwest or AIAS. The award is separated into two typologies:
Test of Time Award
The Test of Time Award recognizes distinguished single works of architecture and planned developments affecting more than one building, after a period of 25 years in which the function, aesthetic statement, and execution can be reassessed. Further, it is the intent of the program to recognize works that, by the timelessness of their design, have influenced that building or building type.
Eligible projects must have been designed by a licensed architect who is a member of AIA Florida Northwest and who was practicing in the area at the time of the original project completion although the project may be located anywhere in the world. The project must be standing in substantially completed form, in good condition, and should substantially still carry out the original program. Change in use is permitted when it has not substantially altered the original intent of the design. Buildings whose basic function have been modified, or have been adapted for reuse are eligible. The project may be of any building type or may be one of a group of buildings forming a single project. Projects previously submitted for the Test of Time Award that did not receive the award may be resubmitted.
Only projects completed 25 years ago or more are eligible for this award.
Honor Award Categories
No Fee for Honor Award Nominations
Community Service Award recognizes a member that has made an impact on his or her community through volunteer service and other means.
Service to the Profession
Service to the Profession recognizes a member that has served architecture and the AIA.
Patron of the Profession
Patron of the Profession Award is given each year to an individual or group of individuals who promote good design and demonstrate a commitment to quality architecture and planning.
Associate of the Year
Honoring an Associate AIA member whose leadership, activities, and service to AIA Florida Northwest have been a direct benefit to the profession.