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2017 AIA Potomac Valley EXCELLENCE IN Design Awards Competition

The AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards program is designed to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement; to honor the architectural team, their clients and consultants who work together to improve the built environment; to demonstrate the breadth of services architects provide; and to celebrate and raise public consciousness of the architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence.

Schedule

  • Thursday, July 20, 2017:  Submission Forms, Material Uploads and Entry Fees are due by 11:59pm EDT. Entry fee payments will be made by credit card in the awards submission portal when the project is ready for final submission.

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017:  Design Awards Celebration, a joint event presented with the Montgomery County Planning Department at the Silver Spring Civic Building.

NEW in 2017

AIA Potomac Valley announces expanded Residential Architecture categories, including small projects, to broaden recognition of the work of custom residential architects in our region.

In lieu of unassigned membership, we now have a member fee for Potomac Valley chapter members, and a nonmember fee for members of other AIA chapters who want to enter projects that are physically located in AIAPV’s seven-county geographic region (Charles, Prince George’s, Montgomery, Frederick, Washington, Garrett, and Allegany counties).

Download 2017 AIAPV Call for Entries and Submission Guidelines

SUBMIT A PROJECT

Eligibility

Participation is open to built and unbuilt projects completed after January 1, 2012 and not having been previously awarded by AIA Potomac Valley, except that projects that were previously awarded in an unbuilt category may be resubmitted in a built category. Unbuilt submissions may not be under construction at the time of submission. Entries must be submitted by the Firm of Record or the Architect of Record. There is no limit to the number of projects that may be entered by a firm. All materials submitted must be cleared for public reproduction. All entrants must be AIA members in good standing as of June 1, 2017.

Primary members of AIA Potomac Valley (architects or associates) who are a principal member of the design team or a Principal of the Firm responsible for the project may submit projects with no geographic restrictions.

Primary members of other AIA chapters (architects and associates) who are a principal member of the design team or a Principal of the Firm responsible for the project may submit projects located within the geographic boundaries of the Potomac Valley chapter only (Allegany, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, Prince George’s, and Washington counties in Maryland).

Registration

  • AIAPV Members: $175 entry fee per project. 
    Each entry includes one ticket to the 2017 AIAPV Design Awards Celebration.

  • Other AIA Members: $275 entry fee per project. 
    Each entry includes one ticket to the 2017 AIAPV Design Awards Celebration.

  • Residential Architecture - Small Projects only: 
    AIAPV Members: $80 per project entry
    Other AIA Members: $125 per project entry
    Each entry includes one ticket to the 2017 AIAPV Design Awards Celebration.

  • Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • By submitting a project, the submitting architect asserts that he or she has provided a complete list of participants who contributed substantially to the design of the project (regardless of discipline) and absolves AIAPV of any responsibility for omissions.

Download 2017 AIAPV Call for Entries and Submission Guidelines

SUBMIT A PROJECT