The AIA Central Valley Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in the categories of architecture, interior architecture and reconstruction / renovation with opportunities for additional recognition of sustainable design (COTE) and / or custom residential projects (CRAN). The program also includes a Divine Detail category, which Design Award entrants may enter at no additional charge, and a Regional Recognition Award, which is bestowed at the discretion of the Design Awards Committee.
 

The program demonstrates to the public the value of good design, and celebrates the work of AIA Central Valley architects, and AIA architects working within our Chapter area.

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2019 SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

The AIA Central Valley Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in the categories of architecture, interior architecture and reconstruction / renovation with opportunities for additional recognition of sustainable design (COTE) and / or custom residential projects (CRAN). The program also includes a Divine Detail category, which Design Award entrants may enter at no additional charge, and a Regional Recognition Award, which is open to AIA members from other AIA Chapters for projects located within our 17-county Chapter area.

The program demonstrates to the public the value of good design, and celebrates Central Valley architecture and the AIA members who design it.


2019 KEY DATES
 Registration Begins: June 17th
 Submission Deadline: July 19th
 Exhibition Board Due: September 19th
 Awards Presentation: October 5th

FEES
$300 - Design Award Entry for AIACV Members
$450 – Regional Recognition Design Award Entry, for AIA members submitting projects in the AIACV Chapter area
$60 - Divine Detail (Note: Design Award Entrants may submit a Detail entry for FREE)

A non-refundable entry fee must be paid online at the time of registration. No entry fee will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late, or incomplete.

ELIGIBILITY
Projects entered:
 

  • Must be designed by AIA Central Valley members in good standing, or member firms paying supplemental dues. Projects designed by AIA Central Valley members may be located anywhere in the world.
  • AIA member architects from other Chapters may also enter, but only for projects built within the AIA Central Valley 17-county Chapter membership area. Projects submitted to the Regional Recognition award category will be juried separately and one award will be bestowed.
  • Must be designed and completed on or after January 1, 2009.
  • Must not have previously received an AIA Central Valley Design Award.

 

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
You may design your entry using any software of your choice. Be sure all text (no smaller than 11 point) is legible and images are clear.
 

These are the items you will need to upload to complete your entry:
1.  Concealed ID form
2. Photo Release
3.  Entry, saved as a PDF


Entry PDF should be in landscape layout, 11 inches wide, and 8 1/2 inches high. Entries may not exceed 8MB or 15 pages. Entries exceeding these guidelines will disqualified.


The Concealed ID form does not count as part of the 15-page maximum. Entries should not reveal the firm or project name.


Entry PDF Guidelines:
Page 1 - Project Story & Description:


Project Story
Using just one paragraph, please provide the story behind your design, its importance and any positive or significant impacts the building may have on its users and/or community. Keep in mind that this paragraph will be used during the Awards Presentation and in the Experience Architecture Event Guide. It will also be included on your printed display board as well.


Project Description
This description is intended to address the context, challenges and constraints of the project and the design solution or process used in response. Please be clear and concise and word the description in such a way as to inform the Jury about the important aspects of your design.


Page 2 - Project Data:
Please provide basic information on the project for jury review.
Building Area (sf):
Construction Cost (optional): Completion Date:
Location of Project:
Type: (New Construction, Interiors, Renovation/Addition, Historic Preservation, etc.)
Project Use:
Is this a Savings by Design Project? Yes/No


Page 3 - Site Plan:
All site plan and floor plan(s) should be oriented in the same direction throughout the presentation. Please also include a north arrow and a graphic scale on all plans.  Images may fill the entire slide area, or may be a composition of multiple images. Text may be inserted as desired, but please be concise and take care to make it large enough to be legible.


Page 4 - Floor Plan:
All site plans and floor plan(s) should be oriented in the same direction throughout the presentation. Please also include a north arrow and a graphic scale on all plans.  If more than one image is needed to represent multiple floor plans, additional floor plans may be uploaded in the remaining submittal pages. Images may fill the entire slide area, or may be a composition of multiple images.  Text may be inserted as desired, but please be concise and take care to make it large enough to be legible.


Page 5-15 - Additional Images:
Provide graphics or images including; additional floor plans, diagrams, sections, elevations, details, photographs, etc.  Images may fill the entire slide area, or may be a composition of multiple images. Again, text may be inserted as desired, but please be concise and take care to make it large enough to be legible.


Image Requirements:
 

  • Photos must be clear- however, do not use high resolution photos that will overly increase your file size. Use JPEG files that allow compression to keep the file sizes low. Suggested image resolution is 125 to 150 DPI.
  • Include both interior and exterior photographs that illustrate the complete project, including its relationship to its surroundings.
  • Historic Preservation/Restoration Projects must include a side-by-side before and after photo.
  • You may include composite images, but numerous composites throughout the entry are discouraged.
  • Site Plans may be drawn at any scale in any medium, but the scale must be indicated clearly.
  • Floor Plans must clearly explain the solution.
  • Interior Architecture projects are required to include one exterior photo to give context to the project’s surroundings.

 Before you submit your entry, please remember:
 

  • Total page count of submission cannot exceed 15 pages.
  • Do your best to keep project authorship concealed, particularly if you are submitting a project where the name of the project identifies the firm who designed it (such as a firm’s office).


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