The AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards showcase the best of built work by members of AIA Oklahoma. Entrants must be members of The American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Chapter. Award winners will be announced during the AIA Design Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday, November 12th at the Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City.
Large Commercial Architecture (above 25,000 sf)
Any new build or addition / renovation commercial project above 25,000 sf
Any new build or addition / renovation commercial project below 25,000 sf
Single family residential projects
Projects focusing on interior architecture
The renovation and reuse of an existing structure for new purposes
These categories will rotate on an annual basis to allow us to honor projects that might otherwise get overlooked in more general categories.
Excellence in Craft
Any building detail or special feature on a project. This category is intended to highlight a specific part of a project, not an entire building (because this category focuses on a special feature and not the full project, the full project may be entered entered in future AIA Oklahoma Awards even if it wins this category).
Any healthcare project
A jury of professionals in architecture will evaluate the submissions. The selection method and number of awards shall be at the discretion of the jury.
AIA Oklahoma uses a paperless, digital submission entry.
All entries must include:
- Submission details will be sent to entrants on or before September 17, 2021.
The Honor Award is AIA’s highest level of award. It acknowledges a project with distinctive character and outstanding merit.
The Merit award recognizes projects that clearly demonstrate a level of design that exemplifies superior achievements.
The Citation Award is awarded to projects of notable accomplishment and excellent design qualities.
The COTE Award is awarded to the project that best addresses the sustainability as presented in the sustainability scorecard and the overall submission.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award is given to a project in each category that receives the most online votes from the public.
The AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, November 12, 2021 at the Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. Cost to attend the awards dinner is separate from the registration fee for entering the Design Excellence Awards competition.
Fees & Deadlines
A non-refundable registration fee of $150 is required for each entry into the AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards. Your entry form and fee must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2021. Detailed Submission Requirements will be sent to entrants no later than August 13, 2021. Final submissions will be due no later than 11:59 p.m. September 17, 2021.
Questions regarding the AIA Oklahoma Design Awards Program should be submitted in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org