AWARDS | ELIGIBILITY | JURY | NOMINATION DETAILS | HOW TO SUBMIT | QUESTIONS?
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018
AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.
In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.
Recognition of an organization or individual outside the profession who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the Bay Area’s built environment. Contributions may include advancement or development of initiatives that promote excellence in architecture; the commissioning of notable additions to the built environment; or activities that raise the public’s consciousness of the importance of excellent design in the shaping of our world and culture.
EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
Recognition of an individual Associate AIA member or an AIA Architect member registered 10 years or less, or an organization practicing for 10 years or less, who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to AIA San Francisco, to the design and construction industry, to the community, or to other professional organizations.
Recognition of an organization or individual for excellence in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.
Recognition of an organization or individual for their commitment in guiding their fellow professionals as they progress through all stages of their career.
Recognition of an individual student, student team, or student organization who have demonstrated a commitment to the community or the building industry.
FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Recognition of an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture.
SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD
Recognition of an organization or individual for extended commitment to community service or significant contribution evidenced by a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.
LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD
Recognition of an elected or appointed organization or individual, public administrator, or institutional leader who establishes and contributes to the development of laws, regulations, policies, or initiatives that promote excellence in architecture.
CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD
Recognition of the work of an organization or individual who, by their skill, professionalism, dedication, ability and commitment, or volunteer contributions, have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA San Francisco.
Recognition of business owners, property owners, or a developer who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.
CITIZEN ARCHITECT AWARD
Recognition of life-long contributions to the community by individuals whose hard work and achievements have largely gone unrecognized.
Any individual, organization, or firm may be nominated. Those nominated need not be members of AIA San Francisco, however, nominations must be made by a member of the chapter. Individuals may nominate themselves.
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Each entry in the AIA San Francisco Community Alliance Award program is judged on the success with which it has met its individual requirements. No field trips will be taken. Entries are weighed individually, not in competition with others. At the jury’s discretion, we may recognize multiple organizations or individuals per award. The jury may consider previous nominations and may make additional nominations of its own. Posthumous awards may be given.
Doris Anna Guerrero, AIA
Doris Anna Guerrero is an architect and Interiors Design Director at Gensler San Francsico and the principal of dForm, a San Francisco design firm with interests in architecture, interior architecture, workplace research and design, professional practice, landscape architecture, urban design, digital fabrication, and research-based design processes. In addition to 22 years of professional practice, she has been a guest lecturer, critic, and educator for more than 10 years.
Mark Jensen, AIA
As the founder of Jensen Architects, Mark Jensen cultivated his view of the art and science of architecture into an award-winning design practice that celebrates inquisitiveness, craftsmanship, and partnership. An active member of the San Francisco Bay Area arts and design community, Mark is a former chair of the California College of the Arts (CCA) Interior Architecture Department and the Headlands Center for the Arts Board of Trustees. Mark’s work is noted for bridging culture and construction: His recent notable projects include SFMOMA’s sculpture garden, offices for Goodby Silverstein and Partners and IDEO, graduate studios for CCA, and SHED, a modern grange in Healdsburg. He is a licensed architect in California.
Marsha Maytum, FAIA
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Marsha Maytum FAIA, LEED AP, is a principal at Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects in San Francisco. For over 30 years Marsha has focused her career on community, cultural, and socially-responsible projects that promote sustainable design. Her work has included the creation of new buildings, rehabilitation of historic buildings, and adaptive reuse of existing structures. Her projects include Sweetwater Spectrum Community, North Beach Branch Library, Cavallo Point Lodge at the Golden Gate, the Thoreau Center for Sustainability, and the California College of the Arts San Francisco Campus.
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- 100 Word Nomination Statement: 100 words describing why a nominee should be considered for the selected award. Copy should be clear, concise, and well written, as it may be reproduced in print publications.
- 250 Word Statement:
- For an individual: Professional Biography
- For an organization or firm: Firm History
- Background Information:
- For an individual: including work history, honors, achievements, publications, presentations, etc.
- For an organization or firm: principals, honors, achievements, publications, etc.
- Headshot or Logo: Artwork should be saved as JPGs at a minimum of 300 dpi.
- Images: Up to 8 images, exhibits, photos, etc. Please include a headshot or a logo. Large format (2’x3’) artwork should be saved as JPGs at a minimum of 300 dpi.
HOW TO SUBMIT
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017
The submission portal for AIASF's 2017 Community Alliance Awards program is available below - please create a new account on the submission site to begin a nomination:
Karsen Maruca, Program Manager
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