2023 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards Call for Entries
A Call for Entries
All completed submissions must be received by AIA Wisconsin no later than 6:00 p.m., June 30, 2023.
The annual AIA Wisconsin Design Awards competition recognizes architects, building owners and contractors for excellence in architectural design and construction and represents the highest recognition given for excellence in architectural design by the state's professional society of architects.
A jury of nationally distinguished architects from outside Wisconsin selects the award-winning projects.
The Design Awards Presentation and a display of the winning projects will be featured at the 2023 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards Gala on Friday, September 15, 2023. Winners will also receive coverage in the Wisconsin Architect magazine and on the AIA Wisconsin website.
Awards may be presented in two categories.
1. Honor Awards recognize overall design excellence.
2. Merit Awards recognize excellence in a particular aspect of project design, such as detailing, sustainability or adaptive use.
The Architect, Owner and Contractor of each winning entry will receive a certificate of the award. Winning architects will be required to prepare a project presentation board for display at the AIA Wisconsin Design Awards Gala and other events throughout the state during the year. Awards will be announced at the program. Please plan to have a representative from the project team present to accept the award if chosen. In addition, the winning design architect may be asked to discuss the project at the awards celebration.
The jury is comprised of distinguished architects from outside of Wisconsin. There are no entry categories and no detailed criteria beyond those in this announcement. The projects are not judged in competition with each other, but rather by measuring the architect’s performance against each project’s potential. Thus, projects of ordinary program or modest budget can receive an award based on the architect’s skill in optimizing the design opportunity.
Eligibility and Authorship
Projects must have been designed by AIA Architect members of AIA Wisconsin, with construction completed by January 1, 2023. The design architect, who is the person primarily responsible for the authorship of the project’s design, must be an AIA Wisconsin member. All design team members and other consultants substantially contributing to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission. Projects previously submitted and not receiving an Honor Award or Merit Award are eligible for resubmission. For projects in which more than one architecture firm contributes to the design, all the architecture firms must be given appropriate credit as part of the submission.
How to Enter
Pay Entry Fee & Receive a Concealed Identification Number
The submission fee of $225 can be paid here: GET CONCEALED ID#
Once fees are received, you will be assigned a seven-digit entry number to be used as directed below.
Complete Entry Forms
All completed submissions must be received by AIA Wisconsin no later than 6:00 p.m., June 30, 2023. Find necessary submission materials at https://bit.ly/aiawdesign. Please carefully read submission instructions to assure your submission is properly prepared.
Save Forms Using Concealed ID Number
Save your One-page Project Description, Concealed Identification Form, Framework for Design Excellence Worksheet, and (up to 12) Photos according to the naming guidelines provided in the submission materials. This allows for strict anonymity throughout the jury process.
Submit Your Final Entry
Submit your electronic files in one of these ways:
• Upload using the AIA Wisconsin Hightail uplink, https://spaces.hightail.com/uplink/AIAW.
• Mail a flash drive to AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St, Madison, WI 53703.
Do not email files.
AIA Wisconsin will print the Display Image, Project Description and Framework Worksheet for use by jurors in conjunction with electronic project files. AIA Wisconsin will not accept responsibility for errors in submitted material. By making a submission, each entrant certifies that the statements and information contained in these documents are true, accurate and complete, and permission has been obtained from the photographer(s) to publish the submitted photographs and electronic images for publicity in the interest of the profession. All submissions may be reprinted and/or posted online for AIA promotional material.
Contact AIA Wisconsin at firstname.lastname@example.org, (608) 257-8477 with any questions.