The Alice Washburn Award is named for the distinguished Connecticut designer and builder of the 1920’s, largely self-taught, whose work is known for her thoughtful stylistic and programmatic invention. Focusing on style: the program acknowledges excellence in traditional house design through the thoughtful adaptation of tradition to address 21st-century needs. Works are to be located in Connecticut and designed in a style broadly considered as “traditional”.
2023 Alice Washburn Jury (coming soon)
New Construction Homes
Additions, Adaptive Re-use, Renovations and Restorations
- Projects must have been completed in the last 5 years.
- Submitting architect must be the Architect of Record, practicing in Connecticut and crediting any other contributing architectural firm.
- Eligible works include one or two-family Connecticut residences, free standing projects, additions, renovations, restorations, adaptive reuse and accessory buildings including but not limited to:
- Pool Houses
- Pet Shelters
Do not include any identifying firm information in your submission. Submissions with identifying information will automatically be disqualified.
- Project name and location
- 350-word project description that includes:
- Square footage, site information, and context
- Brief synopsis of the project and design rationale
- Identification of structures that may have more than one purpose or may have addressed unique challenges
- Sustainability features, if any
- Do not include any firm identification in the description
- Maximum of 12, minimum of 8 high resolution photos following these guidelines:
- Minimum of 3 interior photos (accessory buildings only require one interior photo)
- Exterior photos with at least 1 that includes site context
- Maximum of 2 "before" photos, if desired
- Photos should indicate that the house is furnished (permission to show these should be cleared by the Owner prior to submission)
- All photos must be properly oriented as jurors will not be able to rotate them
- Do not include firm identification in file names or photos
- All photography permissions and releases are the responsibility of the submitting architect
The Jurors will take into consideration and acknowledge:
- Excellence in traditional house design and attention to detail.
- Thoughtful adaptation of traditional style(s) to address 21st-century needs.
- Sustainability features
Styles may include, but are not limited to:
- Shingle Style
- Queen Anne
- Greek Revival
AIA Connecticut Member: $100.00
Member of another Chapter: $200.00
Other Registered Architect: $400.00
Registration opens on February 6, 2023
Registration deadline: February 27
Submission deadline: March 31