The American Institute of Architects

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Congratulations To Our
2019 AIA Oklahoma Design Award Winners  

The American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Chapter honored Oklahoma architects earlier this month at the AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Program. AIA Oklahoma received 105 Design Award entries into this year’s competition. Entrants were architects from across the State of Oklahoma. The entered projects could be located anywhere in the world. Entrants were able to submit in nine categories: Large Commercial Architecture, Medium Commercial Architecture, Small Commercial Architecture, Residential Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, Historic Preservation, Adaptive Reuse and Education.

“The AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards program celebrates the best in architecture and urban design. We are excited to showcase this exceptional architecture and design from our Oklahoma architects,” said Lanny McIntosh, AIA, 2019 AIA Oklahoma President. 

The jury for the 2019 Design Awards met in Boise, Idaho to select this year’s winners. The jury was made up of four award winning, Boise architects: Greg Ugrin, AIA of Slichter Ugrin Architecture, Alexis Townsend, AIA of Lombard Conrad, Scott Yribar, AIA of VY Architecture and Christopher Dwyer, AIA of CTA Architects and Planners. 

The Awards Banquet was held on Friday, November 1st at the Devon Tower in Oklahoma City. Awards were given in three categories: Citation, Merit and Honor. Citation Awards are award to projects of notable accomplishment and excellent design qualities. Merit Awards recognize projects that clearly demonstrate a level of design that exemplifies superior achievements. The Honor Award is AIA’s highest level of award. It acknowledges a project with distinctive character and outstanding merit.

In addition to the projects awarded by the jury, AIA Oklahoma hosted a People's Choice competition. The People's Choice Award provided the community the opportunity to vote for their favorite design project. There were more than 6,000 votes received.  

A big thank you to our 2019 Conference supporters!

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