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DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

AIA San Francisco’s Design Awards program celebrates the best in architecture, design, and sustainability in the Bay Area. The introduction of Community Alliance Awards expands the program to honor the individuals, firms, and organizations whose overall work, leadership and dedication shape the character and vibrancy of our communities and the future of our built environment.

In recognition of their contributions to the advancement and enrichment of the quality of life in the Bay Area through their commitment to design excellence, AIASF strives to acknowledge these extraordinary individuals and organizations for their service to the Chapter, to the community, and to the profession. Their continued efforts to engage, educate, collaborate, and advocate elevates the value of design and its impact on the experiences of our daily lives.

More submission details forthcoming!


AWARDS


ALLIANCE AWARD

Recognition of an organization or individual outside the profession who have made significant contributions to the improvement of the Bay Area’s built environment. Contributions may include advancement or development of initiatives that promote excellence in architecture; the commissioning of notable additions to the built environment; or activities that raise the public’s consciousness of the importance of excellent design in the shaping of our world and culture.


EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD

Recognition of an individual Associate AIA member or an AIA Architect member registered 10 years or less, or an organization practicing for 10 years or less, who exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and demonstrates an unparalleled commitment to AIA San Francisco, to the design and construction industry, to the community, or to other professional organizations.


EDUCATION AWARD

Recognition of an organization or individual for excellence in the advancement of architectural education through teaching, design, scholarship, research, or service.


MENTOR AWARD

Recognition of an organization or individual for their commitment in guiding their fellow professionals as they progress through all stages of their career.


STUDENT AWARD

Recognition of an individual student, student team, or student organization who have demonstrated a commitment to the community or the building industry.


FIRM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Recognition of an architecture firm for outstanding contributions to the community, advancement of the profession, intern development, or for producing distinguished architecture.


SOCIAL IMPACT AWARD

Recognition of an organization or individual for extended commitment to community service or significant contribution evidenced by a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.


LOCAL GOVERNMENT AWARD

Recognition of an elected or appointed organization or individual, public administrator, or institutional leader who establishes and contributes to the development of laws, regulations, policies, or initiatives that promote excellence in architecture.


CHAPTER SERVICE AWARD

Recognition of the work of an organization or individual who, by their skill, professionalism, dedication, ability and commitment, or volunteer contributions, have consistently advanced the common goals of AIA San Francisco.


REVITALIZATION AWARD

Recognition of business owners, property owners, or a developer who have enhanced the community by making significant improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.


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ELIGIBILITY


Any individual, organization, or firm may be nominated. Those nominated need not be members of AIA San Francisco, however, nominations must be made by a member of the chapter. Individuals may nominate themselves.


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JURY


AIA San Francisco will select a jury consisting of at least 5 people including: current chapter members and other members of the community.

Each entry in the AIA San Francisco Community Alliance Award program is judged on the success with which it has met its individual requirements. No field trips will be taken. Entries are weighed individually, not in competition with others. At the jury’s discretion, we may recognize multiple organizations or individuals per award. The jury may consider previous nominations and may make additional nominations of its own. Posthumous awards may be given.


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NOMINATION DETAILS


  • 100 Word Nomination Statement: 100 words describing why a nominee should be considered for the selected award. Copy should be clear, concise, and well written, as it may be reproduced in print publications.
  • 250 Word Statement:
    • For an individual: Professional Biography
    • For an organization or firm: Firm History
  • Background Information:
    • For an individual: including work history, honors, achievements, publications, presentations, etc.
    • For an organization or firm: principals, honors, achievements, publications, etc.
  • Headshot or Logo: Artwork should be saved as JPGs at a minimum of 300 dpi.
  • Images: Up to 8 images, exhibits, photos, etc. Please include a headshot or a logo. Large format (2’x3’) artwork should be saved as JPGs at a minimum of 300 dpi.

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HOW TO SUBMIT


DEADLINE FOR ENTRY
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017

The submission portal for AIASF's 2017 Community Alliance Awards program is forthcoming - please check back soon!


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QUESTIONS?


Karsen Maruca, Program Manager
kmaruca@aiasf.org


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