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AIA Florida Northwest DESIGN AND HONOR AWARDS

2024 Timeline

March 8 - Registration Opens

April 5 - Last Day to Register Without Late Fee

May 10 - Last Day to Register

May 17 - Submission/Nomination Deadline

August - Winners Announced

September 12 - AIA Florida Northwest Design & Honor Awards Reception


View categories and criteria below:


Design Award Categories

$50 per entry/$75 after April 5

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:

  • New Work
  • Renovations & Additions
  • Historic Preservation & Restoration
  • Interiors
  • Sustainable Design

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:

  • STUDENT: Entries must be projects that are academic (executed as a class or terminal project under the supervision of at least one professor of an accredited Florida/Caribbean region architectural school); a competition entry (executed in direct response to an organized design competition entry requirement); or theoretical/research projects (executed in the interest of the advancement of the profession). The entrant must designate whether the project is academic, a competition entry, or theoretical/research. Projects submitted must have been designed within the immediate past five calendar years.
  • PROFESSIONAL: Theoretical/research projects which are executed in the interest of the advancement of the profession. Projects submitted by professionals must not be compensated. Projects submitted must have been designed within the immediate past five calendar years.

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

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 the 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. The Patron of the Profession is intended to recognize someone who is not an architect. This may include consultants, engineers, contractors or others.

The Associate of the Year Award

Honoring an associate member whose leadership, activities, and service to AIA Florida Northwest have been a direct benefit to the profession.

Emerging Professional Mentorship Award

This award recognizes an architect or firm who has shown an unwavering commitment to mentoring and developing Associates and Emerging Professionals in their firm and elsewhere in the AIA Florida Northwest region. Any licensed architect member of AIA Florida Northwest in good standing or firm with principal that is a licensed architect member of AIA Florida Northwest is eligible for this award. Candidates may not nominate themselves. Nominations may be made by any AIA Florida Northwest Chapter member or AIAS member in good standing.

Lifetime Achievement

AIA Florida Northwest deems it appropriate to single out and honor an individual AIA Florida Northwest architect member for their exemplary, extraordinary and extended service to the association and the profession of architecture. The bestowment of this award is solely at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed on an individual as recognition for over 25 years of dedicated service to the architectural profession.

Purpose:

The Lifetime Achievement Award shall be awarded to a distinguished AIA Florida member who has demonstrated extraordinary service to the profession of architecture over an extended period of time. 

  • The service must be over a 25 year or longer period of time.
  • The individual has served in leadership roles within this organization and/or other collateral organizations related to the profession.
  • The individual’s body of work must have influenced several facets of the profession or the construction industry (such as education, research, literature, design, practice management and/or public service). 
  • The individual shall be known by their peers as a person of high moral character and integrity. 

Eligibility:

The recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award must be or have been (in the case of retirement or death) a member in good standing of the AIA for a period of 25 years or more.

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