Unbuilt Architecture and Design Awards
Description: Conviction and sincere passion are necessary for architects to tell stories with their emerging ideas and creative projects. Envisioning the unbuilt allows designers to imagine the innovative projects they would like to see– from creating community to coastal development.
This award invites unbuilt projects of all types and welcomes the speculative, the unbuildable, the theoretical, and the critical.
Eligibility: Unbuilt architectural designs of any project type are eligible including purely theoretical projects and unbuilt client-sponsored projects. Projects under construction or otherwise apparently assured of construction are ineligible.
Project submissions criteria: Projects are encouraged to take a robust approach to sustainability and equity, as well as addressing environmental, social, and economic factors.
Submission fees: All submission fees are non-refundable
- Massachusetts AIA firm members pay $100 for their first submission
- $75 for subsequent submissions per category.
- Nonmembers pay $125 for their first submission
- $100 for subsequent submissions per category