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AIA Housing Awards

Originally established to recognize the best in housing design, the program has grown significantly over the last decade now including an energy reduction element but always and most importantly, the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.

Please join us this year in submitting your project for the 2014 AIA Housing Awards. The categories are (1) One and Two Family Custom Residences, (2) One and Two Family Production Homes, (3) Multifamily Housing, and (4) Specialized Housing.

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Eligibility

All architects licensed in the U.S. are invited to submit their completed, built projects located in the U.S. In addition, owners of structures or projects fitting the eligibility guidelines may submit those projects for review. New construction, renovations, restored homes and buildings of any size, budget, or style are eligible, including mixed-use projects.

Projects completed since January 1, 2010, are eligible. "Completion" is synonymous with "substantial completion" as defined in the standard AIA contract documents governing construction.

The submitting architect may qualify as a member of a design team, whether or not serving as head of the team. All significant contributors to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission. Project authorship which includes the name of the architect and/or firm must remain anonymous - failure to follow this requirement will result in disqualification.

2015 Deadline & Entry Fee

The deadline for submission completion is November 21, 2014 before 5:00 PM Eastern. All deadlines are strictly observed.

The non-refundable entry fee for this program is $375 for members and $750 for non-members.

2015 Jury

 

Stephen Schreiber, FAIA, (Chair)
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Amherst, Massachusetts

Jon Dick, AIA
Archaeo Architects
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Kathy Dixon, AIA
K. Dixon Architecture
Upper Marlboro, Maryland

Clair Enlow
Freelance Writer
Seattle

Jody Mcguire, AIA
SALA Architects
Minneapolis

Submission Preview

Carefully review the 2015 Submission Preview before submitting your payment. You can go back and edit your submission until the deadline.

Submission Criteria

2015 AIA Housing Awards Categories:

1. One and Two Family Custom Residences: The One and Two Family Custom Residences award will recognize outstanding designs for custom and remodeled homes for specific client(s).

2. One and Two Family Production Homes: The One and Two Family Production Homes award will recognize excellent design of homes built for the speculative market.

3. Multifamily Housing: The Multifamily Housing award will recognize outstanding multifamily housing design. Both high- and low-density projects for public and private clients will be considered. Mixed-use projects may be considered in this category. In addition to architectural design features, the jury will assess the integration of the building(s) into their context, including open and recreational space, transportation options and features that contribute to livable communities.

4. Specialized Housing: The Specialized Housing award will recognize outstanding design of housing that meets the unique needs of other specialized housing types such as single room occupancy residences (SROs), independent living for the disabled, residential rehabilitation programs, domestic violence shelters, residential halls/student housing, and other special housing.

Judging Criteria


Each entry will be judged for the success with which the project has met its individual requirements, with particular emphasis on design excellence. Sustainability, affordability, social impact, innovation, durability, addressing the natural and built context, and meeting the specific needs of the client are criteria that will also be evaluated. Entries will be weighed on individual merit and not in competition with one another.

Projects are strongly encouraged to meet the energy reduction goals established in the AIA Sustainable Architectural Practice Position Statement and the AIA 2030 Commitment, which currently call for a minimum 60 percent reduction in energy use from regional baselines.

Submittal information should include, if possible, the project's percentage of energy reduction and energy consumption per square foot as defined by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Target Finder Tool and/or documentation of specific material choices to address the needs for indoor environmental quality and diversion of materials from the waste stream.

Upload Requirements


Carefully review the required project and sustainable design information and the required upload materials before submitting your payment. You can go back and edit your submission until the deadline but no refunds will be issued for submissions that are disqualified, late, or incomplete.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do I have to start and finish my submission in one session?
No. You can start your submission and come back to finish it before the deadline date of 5:00 pm Eastern Time.

What if I want to make changes to my entry after I have completed my submission?
You can enter the system at any time to edit or update your submission before the deadline date prior to 5:00 pm, Eastern Time.

How will I know my submission has been received?
Upon submitting your entry, you will receive a confirmation e-mail message containing your submission details.

What should I do if I did not receive a confirmation e-mail containing my submission details?

First, check your junk mail folder – the most likely problem is that your spam filter sent the e-mail from KCawards@aia.org to your junk mail. You should change your account settings to accept future e-mail from us. If it did not go into your junk mail folder, please contact KCawards@aia.org for assistance.

Begin Your Submission

Begin your submission now!
Questions may be directed to KCAwards@aia.org.

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Contact

Elizabeth Henry
Director, AIA Awards
1735 New York Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20006
202.626.7563
ehenry@aia.org

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