The Alice Washburn Awards

Connecticut is rich with architectural traditions that provide cultural continuity. Traditions are defined by a wide variety of underlying styles, including, but not limited to, Colonial, Georgian, Greek Revival, Queen Anne, Shingle and Vernacular.  This award is named for the distinguished Connecticut residential architect Alice Washburn, an early 20th century Connecticut designer and builder, largely self-taught, whose work is known for its thoughtful stylistic and programmatic invention. The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Connecticut) Alice Washburn Award program is to acknowledge excellence in traditional house design.  Winners are honored in three categories: new construction, accessory buildings, and additions/renovations.

 

Registration Open: February 7, 2020

Registration Deadline: April 10, 2020

Submission Open: February 7, 2020

Submission Deadline: May 1, 2020

Jury Day: May 14, 2020

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Eligibility:

  • All photography permissions and releases are the responsibility of the architect whose project has been selected. The required photography release form will be forwarded with submission instructions. One jury will judge all categories.
  • Submitting architect must be the Architect of Record, crediting any other contributing architectural firm, and must be licensed and residing in Connecticut.
  • Projects must have been completed after March 1, 2014.

Judging Criteria:

  • House Award: One- or two-family Connecticut residences, free standing projects or additions and/or renovations are eligible. A minimum of three different interior photographs that indicate that the house is furnished should be submitted and cleared for submission.
  • Accessory Building Award: The accessory building should be submitted on its own as an entry. The building does not have to be a dwelling, but if it is, it cannot be the only one on the property. A wide variety of buildings types are eligible, including but not limited to studios, pool houses, barns, play houses, pet shelters, conservatories. Format and permissions are the same as those for the House Award.
  • Project Information: project category; project name and location; a 250-word project description that includes square footage, context, and site information; photographs; other graphic materials; photography release form; and additional agreements.

Submission Format:

Graphic Material:

Accessory Buildings:

Photographs: maximum of eight (8) (JPG at a minimum of 150 dpi, maximum size 1536 px X 1024 px):

  • Interior: Accessory projects need only one (1)
  • Exterior project photographs
  • File names should not include firm identification
  • Any captions should be for the purpose of orientation
  • Identification signage within photo is only allowed if there is no easy way to remove it
  • Ensure that all graphic images are properly oriented for viewing as images cannot be rotate

Additions/Renovations:

Photographs: maximum of eight (8) (JPG a minimum of 150 dpi, 1536 px X 1024 px):

  • Interior: minimum of three (3)
  • Exterior project photographs
  • Of the remaining 5 images, 2 may be “before” images
  • File names should not include firm identification
  • Any captions should be for the purpose of orientation
  • Identification signage within photo is only allowed if there is no easy way to remove it
  • Ensure that all graphic images are properly oriented for viewing as images cannot be rotated

New Construction:

Photographs: maximum of eight (8) (JPG a minimum of 150 dpi, 1536 px X 1024 px):

  • Interior: minimum of three (3)
  • Exterior project photographs
  • File names should not include firm identification
  • Any captions should be for the purpose of orientation
  • Identification signage within photo is only allowed if there is no easy way to remove it
  • Ensure that all graphic images are properly oriented for viewing as images cannot be rotated

Fees:
AIA Connecticut Member: $100.00
Member of another Chapter: $200.00
Other Registered Architect: $400.00

Deadline:
Registration deadline: April 10, 2020
Submission deadline: May 1st, 2020

Click here to register & submit for Alice Washburn Awards 

 

PAST ALICE WASHBURN AWARD RECIPIENTS
2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010 2009 2008
2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

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