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In existence for nearly half a century, AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program recognizes the outstanding achievements in architecture and design of Bay Area individuals and organizations as well as celebrates the distinguished work of architects and related professionals from afar who contribute to the framework of our local built environment. The program serves to inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.
The 2018 AIASF Design Awards program will be juried in Boston, Massachussetts.
For information regarding the Design Awards Ceremony and Gala, visit the Design Awards Gala page.
For more information on the submission process, click here.
2018 Award Briefs
INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE AWARD
UNBUILT DESIGN AWARD*
The Design Awards submission is structured into main categories and optional concentrations. In addition to the design awards given in each main category – Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Unbuilt Design – the jury may also choose to recognize projects that exhibit special achievements in three concentrations, giving special acknowledgement to projects that further encompass the values of good design within the context of historic preservation, urban design, and social responsibility.
With this format we hope to demonstrate that all of these disciplines explored collectively, rather than independently, strengthen the overall power and scope of architecture to help shape the built environment and enrich the human spirit.
In recognition of the importance of sustainable design, AIASF instituted a separate award category for energy and sustainability in 2003. In the last 14 years, the profession as a whole has transformed the way it designs, builds, and maintains buildings. The Design Awards program now incorporates the fulfillment of sustainable design principles into all categories. Sponsored by PG&E Pacific Energy Center.
Early Deadline: February 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm
$215 AIASF Member Submission | $395 General Submission | Free for Full-Time Architectural and Design Students (with ID)
Final Deadline: February 15, 2018 at 1:00 pm
$265 AIASF Member Submission | $445 General Submission | $35 for Full-Time Architectural and Design Students (with ID)
*Entry fees are nonrefundable. Financial hardship fee waiver available in the Unbuilt category. Fee Waiver Request Form.
How to Submit
Please submit your projects directly through the AIASF awards portal; you will need to sign in with an aiasf.org account to access the portal. If you do not already have an AIASF login, you can create one here.
If you are having difficulty logging in to aiasf.org, please contact AIASF.
Redeem AXP Credit Hours
AXP candidates can receive up to credit hours for design competition entries. Candidates should fill out the Design Awards Verification form. This form is to certify that the AIASF Design Awards program meets the requirements of completing a design competition for AXP credit as defined in the AXP Guidelines.
For information on AXP Experience reporting, visit NCARB's AXP Guidelines.
Have a question about your eligibility or the submission process? View our most frequently asked questions or email Karsen Maruca, Program Manager.
Interested in sponsorship? email Kendra Adams, Sponsorship + Partnership Manager.
The 2017 Design Awards Jury took place in Portland, Oregon.
Brian Cavanaugh, AIA, Architecture Building Culture
Amy Donohue, AIA, Bora Architects
Joann Le, AIA, DAO
Thomas F. Robinson, AIA, LEVER Architecture
Carrie Strickland, AIA, Works Progress Architecture
CALIFORNIA AND NATIONAL AWARD PROGRAMS
Visit the following websites for more information on state-wide and national design award programs:
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