Ends on August 30, 2019

$50.00 USD, $100.00 USD

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!