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Competitions/Grants, RFPs/RFQs, Insurance Programs



Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

Building Voices 2018 Student Design Competition

Submission Deadline: October 30, 2018

AIAS Hawaii, AIA Honolulu, the School of Architecture at the University of Hawaii at Mānoa, and the University of Hawaii Community Design Center are proud to announce the 2018 Building Voices Student Design Competition. Open to any and all students and recent graduates (1 year) of design-focused programs, the competition challenges competitors to design a series of discrete urban interventions that create a cohesive and continuous design district stretching from the Honolulu Museum of Art to the ocean at Kewalo Harbor. Information and Eligibility

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2018

The Center for Architecture and AIA New York are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel. The grant was originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. It focuses less on academic projects and more on self-directed education and self-fulfillment. Applications are due November 1st and recipient(s) will be awarded $20,000. Learn More

Place By Design

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

Place by Design is SXSW’s public space design competition, celebrating transformative work at the intersection of art, technology, and design that rethinks how we use and interact with the places around us. Projects include but are not limited to urban interventions, public art, architecture, and other ideas grounded in placemaking. Finalists will receive up to 2 complimentary Platinum badges for their design team to present their work at the SXSW Design track in March. Information and Eligibility

NAACP Design Competition

Submission Deadline: November 30, 2018

The NAACP has announced an architectural design competition for its headquarters, currently located in Baltimore, MD. The organization will establish the facility as an exemplar for an Equitable Living Building Project.  Standards to be followed include The Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum Certification, the WELL Building Standard, and more. Read More

2019 Wood Design Awards

Submission Deadline: September 28, 2018

Help us celebrate excellence in wood design, engineering and construction across the US. We’re looking for innovative building systems and techniques, as well as projects that showcase attributes of wood such as strength, beauty, versatility, cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Nominations are now open—and there’s no cost to submit!

Nominations will be judged by an independent jury of building design professionals, who will also select up to 10 projects to receive regional excellence awards. For program rules, category descriptions, and nomination information, please visit the competition website.

HOUZZ Scholarship Programs

Submisison deadline: December 15, 2018

The online design community offers twice-yearly student awards, including the Women in Architecture Scholarship. The $2,500 prize is open to female students studying architecture or architectural engineering with the goal of working in the residential sphere. Learn More

Sub-Zero + Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

Submission Deadline: January 31, 2019

For over 20 years, Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove have celebrated inspiring, innovative kitchen designs and their talented creators, through the Kitchen Design Contest. Participating in the Kitchen Design Contest is one of the best ways to build your business. Your entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of designers and architects. Finalists will attend the Best of the Best Summit and Gala - a rare opportunity to network and share ideas with your talented peers and the esteemed judges. And the recognition you'll receive may create exciting new business opportunities, elevating your career. It's time to claim your place as one of the industry's best. The entry process takes less than 30 minutes. Submit your work today! Read More

Insurance Programs

AIA Kentucky Professional Liability Insurance Program

AIA Kentucky has a long-standing relationship with Michael Busick and Gwathmey Tyler of The Underwriter's Group in Louisville to assist our members with their professional liability insurance needs and provide ongoing education and advice in the areas of risk management, contract review and dispute resolution.


The Underwriter's Group

C. Michael Busick, S. Gwathmey Tyler III, and Patrick O'Daniel


The AIA Trust

The AIA Trust was established in 1952 by The American Institute of Architects as a separate entity. The AIA Trust is governed by a group of six AIA members and one AIA component executive who serve as Trustees, appointed by the AIA President. As fiduciaries, the Trustees are stewards of each program offered.

The Trust selects member programs in conjunction with independent consultants to meet the Institute's high standards of quality, value, financial stability, service, and coverage. The Trustees are dedicated to providing AIA members with solid, current information to help with good decisions about complex and expensive matters. The AIA Trust serves as your advocate in getting information and claims handled properly and promptly. It receives no dues dollars and is not a source of revenue for the AIA.

Visit the AIA Trust web page for additional information on programs available.

KCIT Employee Benefits Program

Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT)

AIA Kentucky is an endorsing association of the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT). The KCIT is an association-managed employee benefit program which pools nine construction industry associations from across Kentucky for the purpose of providing employee benefits to the members of endorsing associations.

Membership in AIA Kentucky provides architects and their employees access to very competitive rates and uncompromising service for group health, life, disability and IRC Sec. 125 plans.


BB&T - Employee Benefit Services

Daryl Carlson, CFP®, ChFC

Office Phone (859) 224-8899 or (800)753-4440

Direct Phone (859) 422-3885

Cell Phone (859) 338-0081


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