The four categories for AIA New York Chapter Design Awards are
Work submitted in the Architecture and Interiors categories must be completed. In the Urban Design category, work may be in any state of process or completion. The Projects category recognizes conceptual work, including but not limited to landscape design, land art, research, architectural objects, installations, and un-built projects. Projects undertaken for academic credit are not eligible. Responses to competitions will be considered.
We strongly encourage submissions which reflect a broad and inclusive definition of design excellence. As submissions are subject to varying degrees of opportunity, constraint, and budget, each entry is judged for the success with which the submission has met its individual requirements. Submissions must exhibit design achievement that demonstrates exemplary skill and creativity in the resolution and integration of formal, functional, and technical requirements, including ecological stewardship and social responsibility. Submissions should also reflect a strong sense of place, of history, or of purpose as an integral part of the demonstrated design excellence.
Submissions may be exemplary in the following areas (including, but not limited to):
Best of Typology, including outstanding achievement in building type (i.e. education, affordable housing, justice, healthcare, community facility, historic preservation, etc.)
Technical advancement, which includes engineering achievements (i.e. structural, mechanical, transportation, computer, etc.) as well as innovative use of materials and urban systems
Innovation and Research, including work investigating design advocacy, cross-discipline research, pilot projects, public service, and theoretical propositions
Preservation/restoration, including the demonstration of exemplary skill, sensitivity, and thoroughness in preservation, restoration, or adaptive reuse and/or sensitive reinforcement of successful historical development patterns
Sustainability, including demonstrated achievements in high performance and/or energy reduction goals set forth by the AIA Sustainable Architectural Practice Position Statement and 2030 Challenge (see www.aia.org/sustainability and www.architecture2030.org), including exploration of new approaches to ecological planning, collection, storage, and distribution of renewable resources and energies, and improvement to quality of life and the environment
1 February 6:00pm Submission Deadline
4 March 6:00pm Winners Announced at Design Awards Jury Symposium
10 April 11:30am Honors and Awards Luncheon at Cipriani, Wall Street
11 April 6:00pm Design Awards Exhibition Opening