Awards

Call for Nominations: AIA Nebraska Honors and Awards

May 26 – July 23, 2020
9:00 am -11:59 pm CDT
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AIA Nebraska

The Harry F. Cunningham Gold Medal

Is the highest honor AIA Nebraska can bestow upon an individual and is awarded in recognition of the most distinguished achievement in architecture or service to the profession of architecture. The Gold Medal commemorates the achievements of Harry Francis Cunningham who came to Nebraska as lead architect for Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue's office during completion of the tower phase of construction for the State Capitol following Goodhue's death in 1924. It was Goodhue's revolutionary building design which won the nationwide competition in 1920 for the creation of the state house in Lincoln. Cunningham subsequently established the first school of architecture at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. (Established 1995) Click Here to view submission information >

Legislator of the Year - Biannual

In recognition of outstanding legislative contributions to the profession and the practice of architecture by a member of the Nebraska Legislature. The Legislator of the Year will have demonstrated leadership and an active role in advancing the legislative priorities of AIA Nebraska. (Established 2010)

Architectural Foundation of Nebraska: Distinguished Commitment to Architecture – Biannual

The award, given by the Architectural Foundation of Nebraska, is given to individuals outside the profession of architecture for their activities and accomplishments in the area of professional life, which have notably contributed to the advancement of architecture. (Reestablished 2010)

Architecture Firm Award (Biannual - To be released 2021)Recognizes an AIA Nebraska firm in good standing that has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and or service to the State of Nebraska and its communities. Firms previously selected are ineligible.

AIA Nebraska Award for Architectural/Design Education

Recognizes a living person of esteemed character who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture design or to the arts science in a Nebraska institution of higher learning.

Must be nominated by an AIA Nebraska member, faculty member, current student, or former student and have made a significant contribution to architectural education. The candidate shall have had a cumulative effect on many students and influenced a wide range of students. The candidate shall be a person whose activities have consistently influenced students and provided the ability to make connections between the educator’s particular areas of expertise and other areas as appropriate. (Established 2020)

Associates AwardRecognizes an Associate AIA Nebraska, unlicensed member who has  shown  exceptional  leadership  and  made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and /or service in an early stage of their architectural career. Must be nominated by an AIA Nebraska member.  (Established 2020)

Young Architect AwardRecognizes an AIA Nebraska member, licensed less than 10 years who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and or service in an early stage of their architectural career. Must be nominated by an AIA Nebraska member. (Established 2020)

AIAS Student AwardRecognizes two AIAS members, one undergraduate and graduate, who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to their college, academic community at the University of Nebraska College of Architecture. (Established 2020)

Submission Requirements

Submitted electronically as a single PDF, maximum file size 10MB, 14 pages

  • This Electronic Nomination Form
  • Nomination letter from sponsor
  • A one-page biography of the candidate
  • A one-page statement of contributions
  • Other supporting material, up to 6 pages (exhibits, publicity releases, articles, etc.)
  • Two letters of reference by those who know the quality of the nominee’s products; letters should be explicit in their recommendation and contain specific reasons for support
  • Photograph of nominee

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