AIA Connecticut Design Awards

Celebrating the accomplishments of Connecticut architects and the excellence of Connecticut architectural projects

Registration Opens: July 15, 2019

Registration Deadline Extended: August 16
Submission Deadline Extended: September 13
Jury Selection: September 26

Jurors:
Bradford Perkins FAIA, MRAIC, AICP
Co-Founder and Chairman
Perkins Eastman, New York, NY

Alan Ricks, AIA
Founding Principal & Chief Design Officer
MASS Design Group, Boston, MA

Maryann Thompson, FAIA
Founder and Principal
Maryann Thompson Architects, Watertown, MA

 

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Eligibility:
Architects licensed and residing in Connecticut may submit projects located anywhere. Architects whose practice is located outside Connecticut may submit projects whose site is located in Connecticut.

  • Architectural interns and students are eligible only for the Unbuilt and the Architecture: The Encompassing Art categories.
  • The project, or submitted work, must have been completed after June 30, 2010. Completed” is defined as “substantial completion” in accordance with standard AIA documents. Entries may fall into more than one category but must be assigned by the entrant to one category.
  • Credit must be given to all contributing architectural firms. AIA membership is not required.

BUILT AWARDS: Built Project categories recognize design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects recognizes design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects and encourages the inclusion of sustainability in their design. Submissions may be a single building, a related group of buildings, interior architecture, additions, restorations, or adaptive use projects. Entries may fall into more than one category but must be assigned by the entrant to one category only.

Description Requirements for Built Category: 
Identify building type and indicate whether project is new construction, remodeling or addition. Provide project information briefly but completely as this is background data for your design problem and its solution. Include project concept; program and client requirements and their relationship to the architectural solution; context and site information; special constraints; project total square feet; year of completion; construction budget or cost; and any design challenges and solutions. List construction type, materials, mechanical systems and other pertinent technical data.

Commercial, Institutional, Educational, or Multi-family Residential Design: 
Eligibility: Both public and private projects- single buildings, a related group of buildings forming a single project, interior architecture, and additions/renovations.

Photo Requirements:

  • Max 15 photos
  • Exterior: minimum of 3, max 5
  • Interior: minimum of 3, max 5

Residential Design:
Eligibility: Single family residences and/or accessory buildings, new or remodeled, or any addition. Projects previously submitted to the Alice Washburn Awards Program may also be submitted to this category.

Photo Requirements:

  • Max 15 photos
  • Exterior: minimum of 3, max 5
  • Interior: minimum of 3, max 5
  • Plan and Elevation: required 2
  • Before and After: Maximum of 3

Interior Architecture:
Eligibility: projects of any scope that may be new construction, renovation, preservation or restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.

Photo Requirements:

  • Max 10 photos
  • Exterior: minimum of 1, max 3
  • Interior: minimum of 5, max 10

Built: Commercial, Institutional, Educational, Multifamily
Built: Interior Architecture
Built: Residential Deign:

AIA CT Member: $175.00
Member of another Chapter: $275.00
Registered Architect: $400.00


UNBUILT AWARDS: Unbuilt architectural designs, for which there is no current intent to build, of any project type, including purely theoretical, visionary projects, with or without a client.

Description Requirements for Unbuilt Category:
Identify project type and provide brief project information. You may include such data as project concept; program and client requirements; context and site information; constraints or any design challenges; and total project square footage.

Photo Requirements:

  • Max 10 photos
  • Exterior: minimum of 1, max 3
  • Floor plans and elevation: 7

Unbuilt:
AIA CT Member: $150.00
Member of another Chapter: $250.00
Registered Architect: $300.00


ARCHITECTURE: THE ENCOMPASSING ART AWARDS: A special, inclusive award that celebrates the multitude of design aspects that underpin the overall building design. Eligibility includes but is not limited to: designs for such details as hardware, stairways or railings; graphics; lighting or fixtures; furniture; scholarly research or urban planning analyses; or technical innovations.
Format / Instructions: Submissions are electronic and require: project category; project name and location; 250 word project description including square footage, context and site information; photographs, maximum size 7 MB; other graphic materials; and photography release form.

Description Requirements for Architecture: The Encompassing Art Category:
Identify the project type of which this submission is a part. Give sufficient context information on the project to make the submission coherent. You may indicate program and client requirements or any design challenges and their solutions as well as materials or technical data, if appropriate. As this is a category in which submissions may vary widely, the only clear requirement is a statement of the Encompassing Art project goals.

Photo Requirements:

  • Max 10 photos
  • At Least one photo for context

Architecture: Encompassing Art:
AIA CT Member: $75.00
Member of another Chapter: $125.00
Registered Architect: $250.00

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