AIA Philadelphia 2019 Design Awards


This year's Design Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. Join AIA Philadelphia as we celebrate 150 years of excellence in design and honor our award winners. 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.
If you are submitting more than one entry, you will be prompted for a payment at the end of each submission. Your contact information will pre-populate in each new entry you begin.
Click Save Address and Continue to begin your first entry.


Step 2: Submit Your Entry
 

  • Enter your Firm Name, Contact Name, and Job Title.
  • Enter your Project Title.
  • Built Project Categories ($195): General, Small Project (Under $500k), Interior Architecture, Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
  • Unbuilt Project Categories ($195): General, Planning
  • Divine Detail ($50)
  • It is within the jury's discretion to select any built project from any built category for consideration for the Gold Medal. Likewise, it is also in the jury's discretion to select any unbuilt project for the Silver Medal. 
  • The Sustainability Award will be selected by a separate jury with expertise in sustainability metrics. Click here to download the Sustainability Form.
  • Upload your Project Team Information Page (PDF only). Please click here to download the template. 
  • Upload your DesignAwards Presentation Slide (PPT or PPTX file). Please click here to download the template. This slide will be used the night of the DesignAwards Celebration at The Fillmore, it will not be seen by the jury. Please do not alter the PPT or PPTX template in any way, simply include your project image and follow the instructions on how to appropriately title your work in the box provided. Thank you. 
  • Upload your final PDF submission.  Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 30, 2019. Once you submit your entry you will not be able to make any changes to it. Entries will not be accepted after deadline. Remember: Submissions are ANONYMOUS. Please do not include your firm name/logo in your submission.
  • Upload your Publication Photos/Credits. You may upload up to 10 hi-res photos (site plans, drawings, etc.). If selected for an award, these photos will be used during the awards presentation. Please title each photo as Firm name_Project name_Number. Please number each photo as follows: 1 being the preferred photo for publications, 2 the next, etc. For example: Firm name_DoeResidence_1. PHOTOS SHOULD BE IN JPG FORMAT. 

 

Final PDF Submission Information:
An entry is limited to 13 pages, including the Competition Project Information Page and 12 pages of images and project description. Click here to download the Project Information Page template. Please note: You must use the new editable template for your submission, even if you are making a re-submission. The entry must be a PDF document. File size is limited to 10 MB. Please do not make any changes to design, font, color, etc. of the Project Information Page. Please title the entry project name_category (Doe residence_Built). Please do not include your firm name in your final PDF submission. Entries which include firm names will be automatically disqualified.


Additional information and FAQs can be found here.
 Late entries cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

AIA Philadelphia 2019 Design Awards

This year's Design Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. Join AIA Philadelphia as we celebrate design and honor our award winners. 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.
 If you are submitting more than one entry, you will be prompted for a payment at the end of each submission. Your contact information will pre-populate in each new entry you begin.
 Click Save Address and Continue to begin your first entry.


Step 2: Submit Your Entry

 

  • Enter your Firm Name, Contact Name, and Job Title.
  • Enter your Project Title.
  • You will pay $195 per submission in the following categories: built, unbuilt, small project, interior architecture, historic preservation/adaptive reuse, sustainability, and urban design/planning. Divine detail submissions are $50.
  • Upload your Project Team Information Page (PDF only). Please click here to download the template. 
  • Upload your DesignAwards Presentation Slide (PPT or PPTX file). Please click here to download the template. This slide will be used the night of the DesignAwards Celebration at The Fillmore, it will not be seen by the jury. Please do not alter the PPT or PPTX template in any way, simply include your project image and follow the instructions on how to appropriately title your work in the box provided. Thank you. 
  • Upload your final PDF submission.  Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 30, 2019. Once you submit your entry you will not be able to make any changes to it. Entries will not be accepted after deadline. Remember: Submissions are ANONYMOUS. Please do not include your firm name/logo in your submission.
  • Upload your Publication Photos/Credits. You may upload up to 10 PR photos. Please title each photo as Firm name_Project name_Number. Please number each photo as follows: 1 being the preferred photo for publications, 2 the next, etc. For example: Firm name_DoeResidence_1. PHOTOS SHOULD BE IN JPG FORMAT. 

  

Final PDF Submission Information:
 An entry is limited to 13 pages, including the Competition Project Information Page and 12 pages of images and project description. Click here to download the Project Information Page template. Please note: You must use the new editable template for your submission, even if you are making a re-submission. The entry must be a PDF document. File size is limited to 10 MB. Please do not make any changes to design, font, color, etc. of the Project Information Page. Please title the entry project name_category (Doe residence_Built). Please do not include your firm name in your final PDF submission. Entries which include firm names will be automatically disqualified.


Additional information and FAQs can be found here.
Late entries cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

 

AIA Philadelphia 2019 Design Awards

This year's Design Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. Join AIA Philadelphia as we celebrate design and honor our award winners. 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.
If you are submitting more than one entry, you will be prompted for a payment at the end of each submission. There is a $75 flat fee for each Divine Detail entry. Your contact information will pre-populate in each new entry you begin.
Click Save Address and Continue to begin your first entry.


Step 2: Submit Your Entry
 

  • Enter your Firm Name, Contact Name, and Job Title.
  • Enter your Project Title.
  • Built Project Categories ($195): General, Small Project (Under $500k), Interior Architecture, Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse
  • Unbuilt Project Categories ($195): General, Planning
  • Divine Detail ($50)
  • It is within the jury's discretion to select any built project from any built category for consideration for the Gold Medal. Likewise, it is also in the jury's discretion to select any unbuilt project for the Silver Medal. 
  • The Sustainability Award will be selected by a separate jury with expertise in sustainability metrics.
  • Upload your Project Team Information Page (PDF only). Please click here to download the template. 
  • Upload your DesignAwards Presentation Slide (PPT or PPTX file). Please click here to download the template. This slide will be used the night of the DesignAwards Celebration at The Fillmore, it will not be seen by the jury. Please do not alter the PPT or PPTX template in any way, simply include your project image and follow the instructions on how to appropriately title your work in the box provided. Thank you. 
  • Upload your final PDF submission.  Entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on August 30, 2019. Once you submit your entry you will not be able to make any changes to it. Entries will not be accepted after deadline. Remember: Submissions are ANONYMOUS. Please do not include your firm name/logo in your submission.
  • Upload your Publication Photos/Credits. You may upload up to 10 hi-res photos (site plans, drawings, etc.). If selected for an award, these photos will be used during the awards presentation. Please title each photo as Firm name_Project name_Number. Please number each photo as follows: 1 being the preferred photo for publications, 2 the next, etc. For example: Firm name_DoeResidence_1. PHOTOS SHOULD BE IN JPG FORMAT. 

 

Final PDF Submission Information:
An entry limited to three pages, a Divine Detail Project Information Page, and two pages of images and information. Click here to download the Divine Detail Project Information Page template. The entry must be a PDF document. File size is limited to 4 MB. Please do not make any changes to design, white background, font, color, etc. of the Project Information Page. Please title the entry project name_ Detail_Divine Detail (Doe residence_stair_Divine Detail). Entries which include firm names will be automatically disqualified.


Additional information and FAQs can be found here.
 Late entries cannot be accepted. Thank you for your cooperation!

AIA Philadelphia 2019 Design Awards

This year's Design Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. Join AIA Philadelphia as we celebrate 150 years of excellence in design and honor our award winners. 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 no fee for the Young Architect Award.
  • 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.
  • Upload a copy of your license (PDF files only).
  • Upload your DesignAwards Presentation Slide (PPT or PPTX file). Please click here to download the template. This slide will be used the night of the DesignAwards Gala at the Kimmel Center, it will not be seen by the jury. Please do not alter the PPT or PPTX template in any way, simply include your project image and follow the instructions on how to appropriately title your work in the box provided. Thank you. 
  • All items listed below should be submitted as one single PDF no larger than 18 MB. Please title PDF with entrant's name_YA (i.e. JaneSmith_YA).

 1. A one-page digest of achievements
2. Three letters of recommendation from AIA members, only one of which may be from a Nominee's current employer or co-workers
3. A declaration of the Nominee's responsibility signed by a firm principal is required for each submitted project. The declaration should indicate:
 

  • that the Nominee was largely responsible for the project design;
  • that the project was under the Nominee's direction as project manager;
  • that the Nominee was the project architect; or
  • a described level of responsibility.

 4. A brief biography of the Nominee, including date of birth, expanding upon the descriptions in the one-page digest; and
5. Up to 20 8.5" x 11" pages, detailing the Nominee's achievements and role/contribution on projects


Young Architect Award Eligibility Requirements 2018
In the tradition of the American Institute of Architects’ College of Fellows, AIA Philadelphia’s Steering Committee of Fellows seeks to identify and recognize a young architect of exceptional achievement for past accomplishment and future promise.
CRITERIA:
 A successful candidate must, through the materials presented to the Committee, display excellence and promise of future merit in one, two, three or all four of the following categories:
 

  • Design Excellence:      through the aesthetic or scientific      application for the built environment;
  • Practice:      through leadership, management and/or specialized technical expertise;
  • Education:      through teaching, publications and/or research;
  • Service: through      exemplary service and contributions to the profession and/or society.

 A candidate may choose to focus on a depth or breadth of contribution(s).
ELIGIBILITY:
 Nominees must be registered architect members of AIA Philadelphia between the ages of 25 and 39 as of the date of the application. Letters of recommendation will be accepted from any AIA Philadelphia member who has knowledge of the nominee’s accomplishments.


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

AIA Philadelphia 2019 Design Awards

This year's Design Awards celebration will be held on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. Join AIA Philadelphia as we celebrate 150 years of excellence in design and honor our award winners. 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.
  • Upload a copy of your firm license (PDF files only).
  • Upload your DesignAwards Presentation Slide (PPT or PPTX file). Please click here to download the template. This slide will be used the night of the DesignAwards Gala at the Kimmel Center, it will not be seen by the jury. Please do not alter the PPT or PPTX template in any way, simply include your project image and follow the instructions on how to appropriately title your work in the box provided. Thank you. 
  • Upload your final submission (PDF files only).

 

2019 PEAPrize Eligibility Requirements


AIA Philadelphia is accepting entries for The 2019 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 at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design.
Award: The winning firm will receive the award at the 2019 Design  Awards Celebration on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at The Fillmore. The design work of the 2019 PEAPrize winner will be the focus of an exhibition at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture and Design. The winning firm will present a short lecture of their work at the exhibit opening.
Other Submitting Firms: In addition to the main exhibit of the winning firm, the exhibition will feature a display of projects of distinction as selected by the Jury from the entries of other submitting firms.
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 (2009-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. This includes entrants that have had individual projects selected for inclusion in the PEAPrize exhibit.
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. PG_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!

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