The sole judging criterion is design excellence. The jury is empowered to determine the extent to which design excellence is informed by aesthetic, functional, contextual, sustainability, social or other characteristics. The jury may honor projects by building type or other categories, or may elect to make no such distinctions.
The 2011 AIA New England Conference and Design Awards program is sponsored this year by AIA Western Massachusetts. For conference information, visit the AIA Western Massachusetts website.
Any structure or building or project type (including rehabs, interior architecture, and monuments), located anywhere in the world and designed by a New England architect or architecture firm, and/or any structure or building or project type built in New England by an architecture firm anywhere in the world, is eligible. Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2004. Associate AIA members and other unlicensed architecture graduates may submit projects that do not require licensure. Projects that have been honored by AIA New England design awards in past years and work by the design professionals serving as jurors this year (or by their firms) are not eligible.
The nonrefundable entry fee for the first submission is $150 for AIA New England members; $250 for all others. The fee for each additional submission by the same architect or firm is $100 for AIANE members and $165 for all others.
Complete this entry form, and mail it with your entry fee and design materials to:
AIA NE Design Awards Program 2011, WMAIA, 71 South Main Street, Sunderland, MA 01375.
All submissions are due by 4:00 pm EST on July 28, 2011. Conceal references to the architecture firm on all materials submitted for the jury’s review.
Mailed entries must be in an 8.5" × 11" portfolio that includes:
In addition to their AIA New England Design Awards submission, firms/designers are also invited to include their submissions in the Livable Communities Exhibit, on display at the popular A.P.E. Gallery in Northampton, MA from October 1-15, 2011. The exhibit will be open to the public. Boards will become the property of WMAIA. See details on the entry form, or at the AIA Western Massachusetts website.