2017 Celebrate Design Recap

Celebrate Design 2017 was an amazing event! Relive the fun or check out what you missed through the links below!

Reception and Program Photo Gallery
Facebook Photo Album
Full Program Video - includes Keynote Speaker, Montgomery County Design Excellence Awards and AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards

AIA Potomac Valley Excellence in Design Awards

The 2017 Design Awards Jury recognized 4 projects with Honor Awards, 6 projects with Merit Awards, and 6 projects with Citations, along with a Gold Award for Best In Show to the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence by DLR Group, pictured above. (Photo credit: © Robert Benson Photography)

Award-winning projects photo gallery
Award-winning teams photo gallery 
Meet the 2017 jury

AIA Potomac Valley Kea Medal Recipient

Gwen Wright

Montgomery County Planning Director Gwen Wright receives the Chapter's highest individual honor. Read More

PVAF Scholarship Recipients

We recognized nine scholarship recipients from the University of Maryland and Montgomery College. Several of them joined us at the event and ran our Napkin Sketch Contest, posing the challenge for the contestants and judging the winners.

Napkin Sketch Contest

Here are the winners of the challenge posed by the students to sketch a green plaza in an urban setting. 

First place - Bob Keane, AIA

Second place - Dave Tilley 

Third place - Miriam Tasker