AIA Connecticut Design

Celebrates the accomplishments of Connecticut architects.

AIA New England Design Awards

The American Institute of Architects has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA. Each year one of the New England States hosts this awards program.

Alice Washburn

Honors traditional Connecticut residential architecture in both houses and accessory buildings.

Allied programs

The Heritage Documentation Programs sponsor several annual competitions.

Business Architecture

Honors architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve peoples’ lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.


Highlights AIA Connecticut member firms that are gaining recognition in the general design community through a body of built work and continuing commitment to design excellence.

Connecticut Treasures

Features the wealth and diversity of buildings from each of the eight Connecticut counties. The public is invited to vote for a favorite building for this state-wide award.


Recognizes excellence in architectural drawing.

Emerging Professionals Award

Recognizing emerging, graduate architects who have made outstanding contributions to their profession or have rendered distinguished service in the public realm.

Elizabeth Mills Brown Award

Recognizes projects that are noteworthy both as respectful preservation of historic places and as excellent architectural designs.

Public Service

Acknowledges the impact that an individual or group can have on the design process.