Honors + Awards
AIA Memphis Design Awards
The annual AIA Memphis Design Awards celebrate the best of architecture and design created by Memphis architects in the city and beyond. Each year, the Design Awards feature a jury comprised of notable architects chosen from a single city who come together in their hometown to review the year’s submitted projects.
Francis Gassner Award
The Francis Gassner Award was established in 1977 to commemorate an extraordinary architect, Francis P. Gassner, FAIA, who practiced in Memphis from 1950′s until his death in 1977. To continue his legacy of design excellence, of service to the profession, and of leadership to our community, each year AIA Memphis honors an architect or member of a related profession for outstanding contributions to the quality of the built environment in Memphis.
Francis Gassner Award Call for nominations open. Deadline February 28, 2019
Member Service Award and Firm Service Award
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. Many are volunteering and offering pro-bono services to support organizations that are at the heart of social, economic and environmental change. To highlight these stories, we are launching the Member Service Award to recognize an individual for an outstanding single or reoccurring contribution to the community through service, design or design thinking outside of fee-based work.
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
Regional and National Awards
The following awards and grants are through the American Institute of Architects at the local, state, regional and national level. We encourage you to check back as new grant and award deadlines are announced:
Career and the profession
AIA Memphis Launches New Awards in 2019
New awards recognize design in service to the community
featuring 2019 Honors + Awards