AIA Memphis Launches New Awards in 2019

The impact made by the profession in communities across our city and beyond reaches far past the buildings and communities we design through fee-based work. The power of design and collaboration, innovation, and the individuals who bring their passion and vision into the communities in which we all live, work, play and learn will be recognized with two new awards for individuals and firms for their service to the community.

The Firm Service Award and Member Service Award recognize an outstanding single or reoccurring contribution to the community through service, design, or design-thinking outside of fee-based work. In addition, we are introducing two new awards that further expand our recognition of projects that demonstrate the power of design in bringing resilience and innovation to West Tennessee. The Twenty-five Year Award recognizes a single building that has for 25 years or more continued to represent design excellence that is adaptable and relevant, and continues to have a measurable impact on the surrounding site. As our community continues to grow and change, these projects will serve as physical examples of the power of design in enriching our architectural fabric for generations to come. The Blueprint for Better Award recognizes that architects, in partnership with their clients and community leaders, act as thought and action leaders in improving our cities, towns and neighborhoods. This Award recognizes a project or program that provides innovative design solutions to a social, economic, or environmental challenge through collaboration.

We proudly continue our longstanding Francis Gassner Award established in 1977 to commemorate an extraordinary architect, Francis P. Gassner, FAIA, who practiced in Memphis from the 1950's until his death in 1977. The Gassner Award honors an architect for outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.

To learn more about the awards that are active, click the links below:

Francis Gassner Award Call for nominations open. Deadline February 28, 2019

Member Service Award Call for nominations open. Deadline February 28, 2019

Firm Service Award Call for nominations open. Deadline February 28, 2019

Twenty-five Year Award Call for nominations will open September 2019

Blueprint for Better Award Call for nominations will open September 2019

AIA Memphis Design Awards Call for nominations will open September 2019

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