Celebrate Design 2017 - AIAPV Design Awards Celebration

October 19, 2017
6:30 PM EDT - 9:30 PM EDT
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Silver Spring Civic Building
1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Celebrate Design 2017
 on Thursday, October 19 at the Silver Spring Civic Building, will be the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter’s biggest event of the year, highly anticipated as an opportunity for architects to network with professional peers and celebrate the best work of our members and our region, with the presentation of our Excellence in Design Awards and the Paul H. Kea Medal. This celebration will bring together urban designers, architects, landscape architects, planners, developers, builders, policymakers, elected officials, design professionals, artists and interested community members from across Montgomery County and the region.

Celebrate Design 2017 will be co-hosted by the Montgomery County Planning Department, which will present its annual Design Excellence Awards at the event. Last year’s Celebrate Design 2016 achieved record attendance with an engaged crowd of over 200 design-related professionals, non-profit and government leaders, and elected officials. 

Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey S. Abramson | Partner, The Tower Companies

Jeffrey Abramson is a partner in The Tower Companies, an award-winning, family-owned real estate development company headquartered in Rockville, MD, and recognized green building leader. He is the driving force behind the company’s well-known sustainability success. Jeffrey’s leadership and passion has been recognized and awarded by many organizations including the State of Maryland, Natural Resources Defense Council, District of Columbia Mayor’s Office, Sustainability Roundtable, Aspen Institute, United States Green Building Council, United States Environmental Protection Agency, and Washington Business Journal. Read more

Visit our Facebook page to view photos from Celebrate Design 2016.

Registration details are forthcoming.

Interested in sponsorship of our design awards celebration? Join 200 architects, developers, planners and others for the joint celebration of AIAPV Design Awards and the Montgomery County Design Excellence Award. Sponsorships start at only $250! To sign up, Click here


$35.00 General Admission - AIAPV Chapter Member

$35.00 General Admission - Other

$400.00 AIAPV Member Table of 10 - Includes Table Sponsor Signage

$400.00 Guest Table of 10 - Includes Table Sponsor Signage


GOLD  Ernest Maier




Barrons Lumber






CADD Microsystems



BRONZE Finecraft Building Contractors, Inc.












TW Perry





Interested in becoming a partner? View our Engagement Opportunities page.