This year’s design awards will be open to projects in the Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx areas:
Residential 1-2 Family Residential Multi Family/Multiple Dwellings Mix Use Residential
Commercial/Industrial Small Projects (Less than 5,000 SF) Large Projects (More than 5,000 SF)
Additions/Renovations Modifications to an existing structure
Urban Planning/Design A designed urban environment or urban element displaying multiple design disciplines; completed or planned
Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation Projects displaying Design Excellence in the salvage and or renovation of a significant historic structure. Original architects must be identified as part of the submission.
Sustainable Design Any project in any of the other categories that demonstrates achievements as part of the goals set forth by the AIA Sustainable Architectural Practice Position Statement and 2030 Challenge (see www.aia.org/sustainability and www.architecture2030.org).
Interiors Projects of a designed interior space
Small Firm/Sole Practioner Projects submitted from firms having no more than 5 professional staff, including Principal. Projects submitted from firms having only one architects, and no other professional staff. The entrant must specify one category for each submission at the time the project is uploaded.
Local Firm/Local Project Submitting firms must be located within the boundaries of the AIA Brooklyn, AIA Queens and AIA Bronx Chapters to qualify for this award. Projects submitted must also be located within Chapters boundaries.
Unbuilt Commissioned project that has been completed through schematic design or beyond. Intended for projects that have not been built and/or have been part of a design competition or are conceptual in nature. Associate AIA members may submit to this category if it’s a competition project without the need of a licensed architect in their team (please indicate it is a competition project in your submission).
Local Firm/Beyond BQDA/International Submitting firms must be located within the boundaries of the AIA Brooklyn, Queens , and Bronx projects to qualify for this award. Projects submitted will be beyond the Chapter boundaries (Non Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx projects).
Pro Bono Projects A project for which those licensed architect(s) involved received no financial compensation.
Student Entry (For Student Entries Only) Students are able to submit projects in the following below categories. Projects must have a Brooklyn, Queens and Bronx site (Electronic Submission Requirements still apply for students): a) Residential (Any Type) b) Commercial/Industrial (Any Type) c) Urban Planning/Design d) Interior Design e) Institutional f) Institutional/Community