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Call for Entries and Submittal Instructions

Celebrating the Best in Contemporary American Architecture through
Excellence in Design


The AIA Nevada Excellence in Design Awards Program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural activity to elevate the general quality of architecture practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance and inform the public of the breadth and value of architecture practice. AIA Nevada advocates that quality architecture is sustainable architecture. All submittals must include sustainable design principles.

DESIGN AWARDS TIMELINE
July 1 - September 6, 2019                       Call for Entries
Friday, September 6, 2019                        Entry Forms & Fees Due
Friday, October 18, 2019  5pm PST          Design Award Submittals Due
Monday, October 21, 2019  5pm PST       Late Submittals Due  (Additional $100 Fee)
Monday, October 28, 2019                        Design Awards Jury
Friday, November 22, 2019                        AIA Nevada Design Awards Gala and Holiday Celebration


FEES
$225 per entry Built, Unbuilt and Collaborative Achievement
$25 per Academic / Student
Late Submittal Fee - An additional $100 per entry

 

SUBMITTAL CATEGORIES:
1. Built Architecture – Projects that have been completed and constructed since January 1, 2015..
          a)   Commercial Architecture - Open to Commercial, Institutional, Public Works and Hospitality Projects.
          b)   Commercial Interiors - Open to Commercial, Institutional, Public Works and Hospitality Projects.
          c)   Residential Architecture / Interiors - Open to Residential Architecture and Residential Interior Projects.
                 This category includes both multi-family and single-family projects for both public and/or private clients.

2. Unbuilt Architecture – Projects that have been commissioned or designed as a part of a competition since January 1, 2015, but have not been built, or may never be built.
          a)   Commercial Architecture - Open to Commercial, Institutional, Public Works and Hospitality Projects.
          b)   Commercial Interiors - Open to Commercial, Institutional, Public Works and Hospitality Projects.
          c)   Residential Architecture / Interiors - Open to Residential Architecture and Residential Interior Projects.
                 This category includes both multi-family and single-family projects for both public and/or private clients.

3. Academic Projects – Projects created for academic credit in a studio or class program since January 1, 2017.  This category is open only to students who are currently enrolled in an architecture class for academic credit or students who have graduated from an architecture program within the current year for projects they completed while enrolled in an architecture program.

Please review each category for the individual program eligibility and submission requirements, judging criteria, and deadlines.

All payments should be made to AIA Las Vegas using the Online Entry Form and Payment Process. Completed Entry Forms and Fees Are Due No later than 5pm PST Friday, September 6, 2019. No entry fees will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late, or not completed.

SUBMITTAL PROCESS INFORMATION:

Step 1: Gather your information for submittal.  We collect information on everyone on the project team. (including Client/Owner/Developer, Architect, Interior Designer, Landscape Architect, Structural Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Civil Engineer, General Contractor, Photographer and anyone else you feel needs to be listed).  Every field is required.  If the requested information is not pertinent to your project, just write “not applicable or N/A. There is a worksheet included in the packet, or CLICK HERE FOR WORKSHEET

Step 2: Go online to https://www.aialasvegas.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1180366&group=  Or CLICK HERE
and enter ALL requested information for your project(s) and pay for your entry(s).

Step 3:
Within 48 hours, you will receive a unique Project ID number for each project you have entered. You will also receive a unique folder invitation link for each project you have entered where you will upload your individual PDF entry(s) and your Project Exhibit Board(s). (AIA Las Vegas will be printing the Project Exhibit Board(s).

Step 4:
Upload your Entry(s) to your unique folder(s) by 5pm PST on Friday, October 18, 2019.  Your Submittal Narrative and all images must be submitted (uploaded to that individual folder) in a single PDF file not to exceed 10MB and 26 pages. Submittal Narrative requirements for each category are provided under each Category.  Please read carefully

Click  here for the Call for Entries and Submittal Instructions Packet


2019 AIA Nevada Design Awards Announcement of Recipients
The 2019 AIA Nevada Excellence In Design & Distinguished Service Awards Program is
administered by the AIA Las Vegas Chapter.
Award recipients will be recognized at the black-tie optional, AIA Las Vegas End of Year / Holiday Celebration
and AIA Nevada Excellence In Design & Distinguished Service Awards Gala being held on
Friday, November 22, 2019, Grand Ballroom at the Four Seasons.

RSVP's Open September 1, 2019

Click Here For 2018 Design Award Winners

Click Here For 2017 Design Award Winners

Click Here For 2016 AIA Nevada Design Award Winners