Design Awards

The AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards showcase the best in design by members of AIA Eastern Oklahoma. Entrants must be members of The American Institute of Architects, Eastern Oklahoma Chapter. Award winners will be announced during the AIA Design Excellence Awards Celebration on Friday, November 13 (details to be announced).

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ELIGIBILITY

  • Eligible projects include any project designed by an AIA or Assoc. AIA member of AIA Eastern Oklahoma, built anywhere in the world. 
  • Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2015, and prior to the submission deadline, unless the project is being entered into the unbuilt category. 
  • An individual or firm may submit a maximum of seven entries, across all categories. 
  • An individual submitting an entry must have designed the project or been a member of the project team who executed the project. 
  • An entry executed by a Joint Venture shall be eligible if any member of the Joint Venture is an AIA or Assoc. AIA member of Eastern Oklahoma. 
  • Entries may be one work or a related group of work (buildings) forming a single project.  Previously honored projects in other AIA local, state, or national awards are eligible. 
  • Projects previously honored in an AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Awards Program are not eligible. 

 

CATEGORIES

ARCHITECTURE - LARGE COMMERCIAL (ABOVE 50,00 SQ/FT)

Any new build commercial, institutional, multi-family residential or governmental project meeting the criteria above.

ARCHITECTURE - MEDIUM COMMERCIAL (15,000 - 50,000 SQ/FT)

Any new build commercial, institutional, multi-family residential or governmental project meeting the criteria above.

ARCHITECTURE - SMALL COMMERCIAL (UNDER 15,000 SQ/FT)

Any new build commercial, institutional, multi-family residential or governmental project meeting the criteria above.

INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Any project focusing on interior architecture and meeting the criteria above.

HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Any HP, Renovation or Rehabilitation project of a building 50 years old or more and meeting the criteria above. Project need not be listed on the National Register or located in a preservation district.

ADAPTIVE REUSE

Any Adaptive Reuse project meeting the criteria above.

MISCELLANEOUS

Any built project that does not fit in the categories above.  For instance: urban planning, art installations, building details, etc.

UNBUILT

Any project designed by a member architect that has not been built and that there are no plans to move forward with building the project.  This entry must also meet the general eligibility criteria listed above.

*PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

This award is open to submissions and will be voted on by the public.  If you want to enter the People’s Choice Category, make sure to mark the box and submit a People’s Choice photo for use on the website.

Judging

A jury of professionals in architecture will evaluate the submissions.  The selection method and number of awards shall be at the discretion of the jury.  Award winners will be announced at the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Celebration in November.  Members are encouraged to attend and invite all parties (owner, contractor, engineer, etc.) involved in the project(s) to the Awards Celebration.       

 

Awards Celebration

The AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Celebration will take place in November.  Cost to attend the awards celebration is separate from the registration fee for entering the Design Awards competition.

 

Entry Fees & Deadlines

A non-refundable registration fee of $150 is required for each entry into the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards.  Your entry form and fee must be received by the Chapter Office no later than September 1, 2020.  Final submissions will be due no later than 11:59 pm on October 1, 2020.

 

Submissions

Entrants are responsible for any royalty, copyright, and/or photography fees.  It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure that the submissions are cleared for release by the photographer, firm, owner or any other entity with copyright over them.  Submission of images to the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Residential Design Awards Program is considered a complete and unbinding release of all images for publication.  Submissions will become the property of AIA Eastern Oklahoma, unless otherwise requested, and used at the discretion of AIA Eastern Oklahoma.  Electronic images of award-winning entries will be available for unrestricted media distribution and publicity by AIA Eastern Oklahoma.  

 

Submission Instructions

Please read ALL instructions.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Lindsey at [email protected]

AIA Eastern Oklahoma uses a paperless, digital submission entry.

All entries must include:

  1. A PDF presentation derived from a template provided by AIA Eastern Oklahoma that includes up to 10 slides depicting the project with a minimum of 4 photographs, 2 drawings and one text containing slide.
  2. 1 designated high resolution photo to be used for the People’s Choice Award voting. This photo will be displayed on the AIA Eastern Oklahoma website prior to award announcements and may be used in any additional print, digital, or television media used to advertise the People’s Choice Award voting.
  3. Up to 6 high resolution project images, a selection of which may be used during the Awards Ceremony and/or for publication and publicity.
  4. One slide of the project, in PowerPoint format, to be used during the Awards Celebration
  5. Identification Forms in Word format