AIA Philadelphia 2022 PEAPrize Award
This year's Design Awards Celebration will be held in early December 2022. For more information about the Design Awards, please visit: https://www.aiaphiladelphia.org/design-awards


Submission Process

Step 1: Create Profile

  • Create a new username and password. 
  • There is a $50 fee for AIA Firm Members for the PEAPrize, $100 for non-AIA Firm Members.
  • Click Save Address and Continue to begin your entry.


Step 2: Submit Your Entry

  • Enter your Name, Firm Name, and Job Title.
  • List the state(s) in which you are licensed.



Step 3: Uploads

  • Upload a copy of your firm license (PDF files only).
  • Upload a copy of the Design Awards PowerPoint Template (please use one hi-res image and follow the formatting instructions on the template - PPT or PPTX files only).
  • Upload your final submission (PDF files only).


PEAPrize Eligibility Requirements

AIA Philadelphia is accepting entries for the 2022 Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize (PEAPrize). The PEAPrize is awarded annually to recognize an emerging architecture firm producing high-quality design and thinking within the Philadelphia region. Awarded through a juried portfolio submission, the winning firm will present their design processes and philosophies through a lecture and exhibition.

Award: The winning firm will receive the award at the 2022 Design  Awards Celebration in early December. The design work of the 2022 PEAPrize winner will be the focus of the On the Rise Exhibition, along with the winner of the Young Architect Award. The winning firm will present a short lecture of their work at the exhibit opening. 


Eligibility: The PEAPrize is awarded to an Architecture Firm. Eligible Firms must have been established & licensed in their respective state within the past 10 years (2012-Present). A copy of the firm’s license is required to accompany all entries. Applicants that have previously submitted but were not the prize winner are encouraged to re-submit each year.

AIA membership is not a requirement for entry, though to be eligible, firms must be located within the service area of AIA Philadelphia and be able to meet the organization’s Member Firm criteria.

Entry Requirements: Completed entry form, copy of firm license, and fee ($50 for member firms, $100 for non-member firms).  

Entry PDF:  Limited to 10 MB and should be titled with submitter's initials and PEAPrize  (i.e. JF_PEAPrize.pdf).  Maximum 13 pages of images and text (1 Title Page + 12 Project Slides). On the Title Page, please provide a brief description of your firm's working style and philosophy. On each Project Slide, please include a short description of the project and briefly describe how it reflects your firm’s philosophies.

Submitting firms are encouraged to include any type of project that they have undertaken, effectively portraying the full breadth of their design practice. Portfolios may include built and unbuilt architecture, interiors, urban design, landscape, furniture, graphics, research, etc. Only work undertaken after the date that the firm was established with the state may be submitted. Work completed previously or with other firms is not eligible.

The jury process must remain blind, so do not include any identifying information on any slides, including on your title slide. Identifying information includes:

  • Firm Name or Address
  • Principal or Employee Names
  • Company Logo
  • Corporate Tagline


Late entries cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

AIA Philadelphia 2022 Young Architect Award

This year's Design Awards Celebration will be held in early December 2022. For more information about the Design Awards, please visit: https://aiaphiladelphia.org/pages/awards


Application Process

Step 1: Create Profile

  • Create a new username and password.
  • There is no fee for the Young Architect Award.
  • Click Save Address and Continue to begin your application.



Step 2: Submit Your Application

  • Enter your Name, Firm Name, Job Title, and Date of Birth.
  • List the state(s) in which you are licensed.



Step 3: Uploads

  • Upload a copy of your license (PDF files only).
  • Upload a copy of the Design Awards PowerPoint Template (please use one hi-res image and follow the formatting instructions on the template - PPT or PPTX files only).
  • Upload a copy of your application to be reviewed by the jury (PDF files only).



About the Young Architect Award
The Fellows Committee of AIA Philadelphia annually recognizes a young architect who has demonstrated exceptional early achievement and future promise.  The award is intended not only to honor the recipient, but to introduce the design community and the public to new voices within the profession and to encourage other young practitioners in their careers.


Criteria
A successful candidate must display excellent past work, authored by the candidate, as well as promise of future merit in one, two, three, or all four of the following categories:

  • Design Excellence:  Work that demonstrates aesthetic, technical, and functional excellence;
  • Practice:  Demonstrated leadership, management, and/or specialized technical expertise;
  • Education:  Expanding the influence of the profession through teaching, publications, and/or research;
  • Service:  Exemplary service and contributions to the profession and/or society.

A candidate may choose to focus on contributions either broadly or in depth.


Eligibility
Candidates must be registered architect members of AIA Philadelphia between the ages of 25 and 39 as of the due date of the application.

Application
All items listed below should be submitted as a single pdf of a maximum of twenty 8 ½” x 11” pages and no larger than 18 MB.  Please title the pdf with the candidate’s name, underscore, YA (i.e., JaneSmith_YA).  Each application must include:
1)  A one-page summary of the basis for, and achievements that support, the nomination.
2)  A brief biography of the candidate, including date of birth, that expands on the description in the one-page summary.
3)  Projects:  Candidates must provide examples of their work to support the basis for their application.  A declaration of the candidate’s responsibility, signed by a firm principal, is required for each submitted project. The declaration should indicate:

  • that the candidate was largely responsible for the project design; or
  • that the project was under the candidate’s direction as project manager; or
  • hat the candidate was the project architect; or
  • a described level of other responsibility.

4)  Three letters of recommendation.  Letters should be on company letterhead and no more than one page (8 ½” x 11”) long.  At least two of the letters must be from AIA members (need not be AIA Philadelphia members).  Only one of the letters may be from the candidate’s current employer or co-workers.  Only one letter may be from a non-AIA member.  Letters of recommendation must be from those who have direct knowledge of the candidate’s work as it pertains to this application.


Schedule


Application due: Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.
Jury’s decision announced: Applicants will be confidentially notified of the jury’s decision by Wednesday, September 1, 2022
Public announcement: The Young Architect Award will be publicly announced and presented to the recipient(s) at the Chapter’s Annual Design Awards Celebration in December. Successful candidates will be asked to participate in a short video interview, prepared by the Chapter, to be screened during the Design Awards Celebration.
Exhibit and Talk:  Award recipients will be invited to participate in the On the Rise Exhibit that showcases their work, with that of other award winners. This program will take place at a date to be determined. Award recipients will additionally be asked to prepare a short talk about their work in concert with the exhibit.

More Information
Potential applicants or Chapter members who would like to propose applicants can obtain more information, on a confidential basis, by contacting any current member of the Chapter’s Fellows Committee.



Late entries cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

AIA Philadelphia