2018 AIA Iowa

Awards & Celebration

join us to celebrate the Movement

You're

Invited

to the 2018 Design Awards Celebration

Catholic Pastoral Center

601 Grand Ave

Des Moines, IA 50309

Thursday, September 20

7:00 PM

Tickets are no longer available for purchase online. Please visit the Information Desk on site at Convention with questions regarding ticket purchase.

2018

Awards

Categories

excellence in craft

award

25 year

award

excellence in design award

MOVEMENT is the driving force that fosters cultural shifts towards new modes of practice, project delivery, social equity and the architectural environment that shapes us. The context that we interact with each day heavily informs our culture, thought processes, and routines. In order for our society to evolve and move forward, we as designers need to push forward the innovation and design of our context. The design excellence award is an opportunity to elevate projects that are making a forward MOVEMENT for both the profession and 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 20, 2018 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

Every project can only be as successful as its quality in design and execution. As a profession, we recognize the collaborative effort that is required to progress and create designs that inspire MOVEMENT in design and the community. It is the craftspeople and companies that allow these intangible ideas to become reality. Through the Craft Award we recognize the importance of skill and inventiveness in execution to elevate design.

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 Craft Award will be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration, September 20, 2018 and will be published in the Iowa Architect magazine. Award winning projects will not be announced prior to the presentation.

25 year award

Designers have an obligation to their clients and community to create buildings that stand the test of time. Buildings that stay true to an intent and remain functional through the progression of programs within often contribute to the MOVEMENT and shaping of our community over time. The 25 Year Award honors work that remains relevant a quarter century after completion.

 

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 20, 2018 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 2017 and before here.

 
 
 
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