AIA Columbus’ annual Architecture Awards Program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of AIA Columbus. The program’s purpose is to recognize the achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice, and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment.
Large Project (recommended: 5,000 sf and over)
The Large Project Category is for projects that are around 5,000 square feet and over. It recognizes design excellence for completed architecture executed in projects 5,000 square feet and over, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use.
Small Project (recommended: less than 5,000 sf)
The Small Project Category is for projects that are roughly less than 5,000 square feet. It recognizes design excellence for completed architecture executed in projects less than 5,000 square feet, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use.
The Interior Architecture Category is for completed building interiors. The projects may be large or small in scope and may involve new construction, adaptive re-use, restoration, or preservation/renovation.
Innovation in Technology
The Innovation in Technology Category is for outstanding examples of how unique applications of technology have been used to improve design, increase efficiency, improve collaboration, or other direct benefit to the design/construction process.
The Architectural Detail Category recognizes an instance in which the details of a project are executed in an artful way, celebrating the relationship between architecture and craft through a material, detail, or technology. To be eligible for an award in this category the project must be realized/built.
Unbuilt Work recognizes design excellence in projects scheduled to be built, as well as those that will never be built. Submissions may be commissioned or self-generated, research or speculation. If a project submitted in the unbuilt category wins an AIA Columbus Architecture Award, it may not be submitted in the ‘built work’ category at a later date.
Please review each category for the individual program eligibility and submission requirements here.
- Monday, July 6, 2020 // Call for Entries opens
- Monday, August 31, 2020 // Project submissions due
- Friday, September 4, 2020 // Entry fee payment due ($25 late payment fee)
- September 2020 // Jury review in Philadelphia
- November 2020 // Architecture Awards Ceremony (virtual)
If you have any questions, contact [email protected].