2021 Architecture Awards

The AIA Columbus annual Architecture Awards Program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of AIA Columbus Chapter. 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.

CATEGORIES

To achieve these goals the AIA Columbus Architecture Awards program has six categories:

Large Project (recommended: 5,000 sf or 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 that are around 5,000 square feet and over, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use. If a project wins in any category, it cannot be later submitted in another category.

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 that are roughly less than 5,000 square feet, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation and, adaptive re-use. If a project wins in any category, it cannot be later submitted in another category.

Interior Architecture

    • 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. If a project wins in any category, it cannot be later submitted in another category.

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 projects may be large or small in scope and may involve new construction, adaptive re-use, restoration, or preservation/ renovation.

Architectural Detail

    • 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. If a project detail submitted in this category wins an AIA Columbus Architecture Award, the larger, full project can be submitted in another category later.

Unbuilt Work

    • The Unbuilt Work Category 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 wins in any category, it cannot be later submitted in another category.

Please review each category for the individual program eligibility and submission requirements here.

Schedule

  • Monday, June 7, 2021 // Call for Entries opens
  • Monday, August 2, 2021 // Project submissions due
  • Friday, August 6, 2021 // Entry fee payment due ($25 late payment fee)
  • August 2021 // Jury review
  • October 7, 2021 // Architecture Awards Ceremony (in-person)

If you have any questions, contact rpeddicord@aiacolumbus.org.

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