AIA Honolulu Design Awards
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he AIA Honolulu Annual Design Awards is Hawaii’s oldest program of its type—held annually since 1958. 
Built and unbuilt projects submitted by local AIA members are judged on their merit by a distinguished jury of AIA architects.

UPCOMING KEY DATES

Project Submissions Due: Friday, August 21 (Students) & Friday, August 28 (Professionals)
Virtual Design Awards: Early November 2020
Due to COVID-19, AIA Honolulu had to make the difficult decision to move our popular Design Awards Gala online.

START YOUR ONLINE SUBMISSION TODAY

  1. STEP ONE: Submit Your Call for Entries & Payment
    AIA & ASSOC. AIA - START YOUR CALL FOR ENTRY HERE
    STUDENTS - START YOUR CALL FOR ENTRY HERE

  2. STEP TWO: Submit Projects Online by Aug 21 (Students) & Aug 28 (Professionals) 
    After you paid for your Call for Entry (above), AIA will email you a link to the online submission platform. Each project will receive a unique login and you can submit one or multiple projects within that same account. You can review and edit your submissions until the submission deadlines.  

SUBMISSION FEES

  • $300 - AIA & Assoc. AIA Honolulu Members (Built and Unbuilt Projects)
  • $30 - Architectural Students (Individual or Group Projects)

This year the submission fee will be non-refundable after the call for entry period ends (July 15) unless we fail to receive a sufficient amount of submissions, in which case all fees will be refunded.


DESIGN AWARDS INFORMATION & SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

View and print our AIA Honolulu Design Awards Information (PDF) below for detailed information on submission dates, fees, eligibility, submission requirements, project categories, award levels and jury.

All the below information is also included in the above PDF files.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

AIA & ASSOC. AIA - To be eligible for this award:

  • Licensed Architect members of this Chapter may enter all project categories.
  • Associate AIA members of AIA Honolulu may submit in the unbuilt project category only.
  • There is no time limit from when project was completed to when it may be submitted for an award.
  • There is no limit to the number of submissions by the same architect or firm.
  • Firms whose employees are members of the jury are not eligible for submission in that year.

The following re-entry rules apply to previously submitted projects:

  • Those projects that did not receive any award in a prior year may be resubmitted.
  • Previously awarded projects which have undergone substantial renovation may be resubmitted.
  • Previously awarded unbuilt projects are eligible for re-submittal upon completion.
  • Projects which received past recognition in a non-juried category (such as People’s Choice winner) may be submitted in subsequent years for consideration of a juried award.
  • All other previously awarded juried projects are not eligible for resubmittal.

ARCHITECTURAL STUDENTS - To be eligible for this award:

  • You must be currently registered as a student(s) within an architectural design program in Hawaii or one that has graduated from a two-year architectural program in 2019 or 2020. Qualifying programs include 1) Environmental+Interior Design Program at Chaminade University, 2) Architectural, Engineering and CAD Technologies Program at Honolulu Community College and Hawai'i Community College and 3) Bachelor of Environmental Design or Doctor of Architecture programs at the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Architecture.
  • Work must be completed entirely and solely by the student(s), and must have been completed within the past two semesters prior to the entry deadline
  • Work must be architectural or three-dimensional in nature. Graphic design projects will not be considered.
  • Group projects are acceptable, recognition must be given to each team member
  • Projects submitted must be an assignment of an academic design program. Projects completed in a work or freelance setting are not permitted.
  • Only one project allowed to be submitted per student
  • Doctoral projects or doctoral research are not eligible for submission
  • Undergraduate students must submit undergraduate-level work.
  • Graduate students must submit graduate-level work.
  • Paid UH Community Design Studio projects are not eligible; academic UH Community Design Studio projects are eligible
  • Projects that received a previous AIA Honolulu Student Design Award are not eligible.

2020 DESIGN AWARDS JURY

Juror selection is based upon locating impartial individuals who represent high levels of achievement, design quality and professional integrity. Every attempt is made to create a balanced panel that will provide fair judgment to all entries.

  • Stay tuned for our 2020 jury introduction.

Members of the design awards committee whose firms have submitted in that year may not be present and/or may not participate during any aspect of jury deliberations.


ENTRY POLICY

This year the submission fee will be non-refundable after the call for entry period ends (July 15) unless we fail to receive a sufficient amount of submissions, in which case all fees will be refunded.

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