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2019 Design Awards Celebration

The River Center 340 SW 3rd St, Des Moines, IA 50309 Thursday, September 26 7:00 p

Join us in honoring the winners of the annual awards contest. An evening of conversation and refreshments with colleagues is the perfect night cap to round out the first day of convention. This event will recognize the exceptional design of Iowa architects from the past year.

 

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2019

Awards

Categories

Excellence

in Craft

Award

25 Year

Award

 

All Awards Submission Deadlines have now passed. Thank you for your entries!

Excellence in Design Award

Recognizing excellence in architecture projects which are designed by members of AIA Iowa and emphasizing its importance in the community.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Completed architectural projects where over 50% of the design is attributed to an AIA Iowa architect or member firm. Design means the Iowa firm is the primary author of the concepts and features unique to the design, including aesthetics.

• Project must have been completed within the last five (5) years.

• Projects do not need to be located in Iowa.

• An individual or firm may submit an unlimited number of entries

• No project that has previously been honored by AIA Iowa may be entered.

Presentation

The Excellence in Design Awards will be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration, Thursday, September 26, 2019 and will be published in the Iowa Architect magazine. Award winning firms will be notified prior to the presentation to allow for additional representatives to be present at the celebration.

Excellence in Craft Award

Recognizing Iowa craftspeople and/or companies who demonstrate particular skill and inventiveness in the execution and incorporation of their craft into our built environment.

Eligibility Requirements:

Entries shall be constructed by Iowa craftspeople and/or companies. Entries shall be from projects by AIA Iowa Member Firms or Allied Members. The projects need not be located in Iowa. Projects must have been completed within the last 5 years.

Presentation

The Excellence in Design Awards will be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration, Thursday, September 26, 2019 and will be published in the Iowa Architect magazine. Award winning projects will not be announced prior to the presentation.

25 Year Award

Recognizing longstanding excellence in architecture and emphasizing its importance in the community.

 

The submission does not have to be designed by the nominating firm. Entries are free.

Eligibility Requirements:

• Entries must be a completed building project in Iowa, a single building or groups of buildings, completed at least 25 but not more than 40 years ago.

• The building must be standing in substantially completed form and in good condition; it should still carry out the basic original program.

• It must have excellence in function in the distinguished execution of its original program and in the creative aspects of its statement by today’s standards.

• Restorations, rehabs, and interior design projects are excluded from consideration.

• Significant additions to buildings will be considered.

• Buildings submitted for consideration do not have to be designed by an Iowa firm; however the building must be located in Iowa.

• Entries must be nominated or submitted by a current AIA Iowa member. For consideration, the project does not need to be nominated by the firm of record.

• Projects will be evaluated based on the images and written description only. The jury will not be able to visit the buildings.

Presentation

The Excellence in Design Awards will be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration, Thursday, September 26, 2019 and will be published in the Iowa Architect magazine. Award winning firms will be notified prior to the presentation to allow for additional representatives to be present at the celebration.

Previous Winners

Curious about our past winners? See the winners from 2018 and before here.

Each year, AIA Iowa accepts nominations for outstanding leadership. The following four categories of AIA Iowa’s most important recognition. Nominations are sought each spring and the winner is announced at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention.

Medal of Honor
This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the profession of architecture. 



 

Honorary Membership Award
This award recognizes a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the Institute of this Chapter but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and science allied therewith within the territory of this Chapter may be admitted to membership in it as an Honorary Member. 


 

Educator Award
This award recognizes an Iowa educator within or outside the profession for his/her contributions to architectural education in Iowa. Any AIA Iowa member, colleague or student may nominate candidates for this award. 


 

Young Architect Award
The Young Architect Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and / or service in an early stage of their architectural career.


 

 

Individual Awards

 
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