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To protect the health and safety of our attendees, our awards event will be postponed to mid-July. Thank you for your understanding.

All entries must be the work of a Registered Georgia Architect who lives or does work in Georgia. Submissions for the Student Project Award must be the work of either a current student in Georgia or one that has graduated in 2019. The competition is open to architectural projects of all classifications and sizes. Location of projects is not restricted. Any works submitted for consideration must have been completed and occupied between Jan 1, 2014, and Dec 31, 2019. Projects that received a previous AIA Georgia Design Award are not eligible.

All submissions will be reviewed by a common jury of distinguished guests connected to all facets of the design profession. As projects are subject to diverse contexts, programs, budgets, and restraints, each entry is judged for the success with which the project has met its individual requirements. We have also added (3) new categories for equal project representation (residential over and under $1 million and interior architecture).

We encourage submissions that exhibit a strong definition of design excellence. Submissions may be exemplary in their typology, technical advancement, innovation, economy, sustainability, as well as other achievements.

Entry Fee: $125
Student Projects: $10 (no early bird special)
Early Bird Special: $100 (Register by January 31, 2020 before 6 PM)

Nominations will be open for the 2020 AIA Georgia Honor Awards January 9, 2020! This program is part of a long-standing tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA. The Honor Awards program has added a new category, the Educator of the Year Award to be bestowed upon any educator, faculty member, administrator, or staff person who has furthered the objectives of the AIA in the role of educating and supporting the next generation of architects.

Please review the eligibility and nomination guidelines for each category before submitting a nomination. You find and download a copy of these descriptions here.

Nominations will close Friday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. ET. For questions about the Honor Awards, please contact David Southerland at dsoutherland@aiaga.org.

C.N. Dino Sakellar, FAIA, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
Rebecca Muchow AIA, LEED AP, Cushing Terrell, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Najahyia Chinchilla AIA, LEED AP, Gensler, Detroit, Michigan
Jason Pugh, AIA, NOMA, Gensler, Chicago, Illionois

Serving on the Jury of Fellows

Prior to the jury meeting, each juror reviews all submissions individually. It is the juror’s responsibility to read all of the submissions blind narratives in sufficient detail to use during group deliberations. The jury convenes virtually using our online awards database for a single day group review all of the submissions by category of entry.

If you have interest in serving on our jury please send an email to entries@aiaga.org with your resume/CV attached.

Entry Categories

  • Built: Project demonstrate design achievement in architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type.

  • Unbuilt: Projects of any size that have yet to be built including but not limited to: architecture, interior architecture and planning.

  • Renovation/Restoration: Renovation or restoration of a site of any size.

  • Interior Architecture: Project demonstrates design achievement, including a sense of place and purpose, of ecology and environmental sustainability, and of history.

  • Residential Over $1 M: Design excellence in residential design with a cost over $1 million. This category may also include multi-family.

  • Residential Under $1M: Design excellence in residential design with a cost under $1 million.

  • Student Project: Design excellence in student work including: research, installations, conceptual projects, or competitions. Applicant must be a current student in Georgia or one that has graduated in 2019.

  • People’s Choice: The People’s Choice category will be a public vote of all projects submitted in the aforementioned categories.

Download the Call for Entries

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