Call for Entries: 2020 Design Awards

AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. Also known as the Design Awards, the program is juried by a team of esteemed practitioners. No specific number of awards is set, and the program is open to all categories of building as well as interiors projects. The location of projects is not restricted, but any built works submitted for consideration must have been completed after January 1, 2012. Enter online.

There are five categories in the Awards for Excellence:
Historic Preservation
Contextual Design; and
Residential Design.

Each entry will be judged on how successful the project is in meeting its individual requirements, with particular emphasis on design excellence.

In each category, consideration is given to aesthetics, social impact, innovation, context, performance, and stewardship of the natural environment.

Check out the complete descriptions of the awards categories, and review the regulations, eligibility requirements, and frequently asked questions for more information.

Entries are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020. Note: You should be prepared to submit your concealed ID and project submission upon entry.

Entry fees
AIA Virginia members: $190 for first project; $160 for additional projects
AIA Virginia Associate members: $85 for each project
Non-member w/ office in Virginia: $245 for first project; $220 for additional projects

Note that you must be a member or associate member of the AIA Virginia to receive a member discount. Only members of AIA Virginia are eligible for the discounted member rate, regardless of your national AIA member status.

Not an AIA Virginia member? Apply for unassigned membership.

CALL for ENTRIES: 2014 Inform Awards

Inform Awards 2014 PosterInform Magazine announces the call for entries to the 23rd annual Inform Awards. The program is intended to recognize and encourage outstanding LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, and OBJECT DESIGN. Award winners in both the Honor and Merit categories will be featured in a special section of Inform magazine and announced to the public.

The Inform Awards are open to anyone in Inform magazine’s primary circulation area—architects, interior designers, landscape architects, furniture designers, industrial designers, students, and faculty. Your business address must be located in Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, or North Carolina. All work submitted must have been completed after January 1, 2008.

Read the fine print or enter online. After entering, you can upload your project submittal here.


March 21, 2014: Registration closes

March 28, 2014: Project submissions must be received by 4 p.m.

April 18, 2014: Winners will be announced by Inform Magazine and

May 16, 2014: Winners appear in a special section of Inform Magazine.

2014 FEES

Virginia Society AIA Member Rate: $140 per project

*All Others: $185 per project

*Interested in qualifying for the member rate? Contact Shanelle Calvin or call (804) 237-1772 or see our membership page for details.

Call For Entries: Women in Design

Electronic Exhibit Features Work by Women Architects and Designers

Virginia Women in Design is pleased to present its first electronic exhibit of work by women architects and designers. The exhibit will be featured in VWiD’s Networking Lounge at Architecture Exchange East, held in Richmond, Virginia, on Nov. 7–8, 2013.

Work from all disciplines is welcomed. Designers may submit as many entries as desired. Submit each entry on a separate form identifying the designer’s name; the firm name  (if applicable); the project, and the work for which the entrant is responsible. In an effort to include work by emerging professionals, it is not necessary to have been the designer for the entire project, as long as the portion which the entrant is responsible is clearly stated.

Please complete the Entry Form and submit it with JPEG images of your design to by Oct 20, 2013.

Word Document Entry Form
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