2016 AEP Awards Submittal Guidelines.

ELIGIBILITY & ENTRIES

  • Nominees must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the applicable award category
  • In order to ensure the fair and thorough evaluation of all nominees for the AEP Awards, Submission Material must be submitted in the manner described for the applicable award category
  • All entries submitted without the required submission materials will be disqualified

For more information, visit www.aep.aiacc.org/awards.

 

THE AWARD SCHEDULE TIMELINE

Nomination Deadline: Friday, September 2, 2016

Submissions Deadline: September 9, 2016

Jury Meets: September 15, 2016

Winners Contacted: September 19, 2016

Winners will be recognized during the AIA Leadership Institute on November 18, 2016, in San Francisco, and will be profiled in the AIACC newsletter, Relevance.

All questions can be directed to Hillary Krek at hkrek@aiacc.org or (916) 642-1710.


 

AEP Firm Mentorship Award Submission Guidelines

The AEP Firm Mentorship Award is the highest award given by the AEP to a firm in California that has made an extraordinary effort to mentor emerging professionals.

Eligibility

All firms in California that have an AIA member as a principal are eligible for this award.

Selection Criteria

  • Providing consistent support and mentorship opportunities for emerging professionals within and outside of the practice.
  • Actively support Interns in the pursuit and IDP, ARE, and licensure.
  • Promote a professional environment of mutual respect and continuous opportunities
  • for interns to progress professionally.

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

  • Completed AIACC Firm Mentorship Award Application
  • One-page nomination letter or statement by the AIA or Associate AIA member in good standing initiating nomination
  • A one-page letter of support by an AIA or Associate AIA member in good standing
  • Supporting exhibits, not to exceed 10 pages, possibly including the following:

– Summaries of mentorship programs undertaken

– Mentorship materials used within the firm

– Additional support letters from Emerging Professionals within or outside of the firm

Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_FirmMentorship.pdf


 

AEP Chapter Award Submission Guidelines

The highest award given by the AEP to an AIA chapter for the development of superb programming and fostering the highest qualities of leadership within the emerging professional membership.

Eligibility

All AIA Chapter in California are eligible for this award.

Selection Criteria

  • Outstanding accomplishment in the creation, development and delivery of creative programs for its Emerging Professional mentorship.
  • Exemplary involvement of the chapter mentorship in community and professional organizations, as well as local business, the design and construction industries, and others.
  • Active, consistent, and involved Emerging Professional mentorship throughout the year.
  • Effective chapter executive committee, providing consistent leadership and chapter representation on issues affecting Emerging Professionals in the chapter, community
  • and National AIA levels.
  • Recognition within the chapter regarding the value of Emerging Professional members.
  • Promotion of the Intern Development Program, mentoring, and continuing education
  • for Associate members.

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

 

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

  • Completed AEP Chapter Award Application.
  • A one-page letter of nomination from the AIA or Associate member in good standing
  • initiating nomination.
  • A one-page letter of support from an AIA or Associate AIA member.
  • Supporting documentation, not to exceed 10 pages total, to exhibit the character and
  • atmosphere of the chapter, possibly including:

– Copies of any news articles, fliers, or photos from Emerging Professional programs

– Copy of chapter newsletter and other publications

– Additional one-page letter(s) of support (limit three total)

Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_Chapter.pdf


 

AEP Associates Award Submission Guidelines

The highest award given by the AEP to an individual Associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and has demonstrated unparalleled commitment to his/her chapter or region’s membership, in the community, in professional organizations, and/or in the design and construction industries.

 

Eligibility

Associate members of the AIA who are not licensed to practice architecture by the submission deadline are eligible to be nominated. Any chapter president, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Motivated, energetic, and involved with AIA membership
  • Exemplifies the values of Associate membership within the profession
  • Exhibits exceptional skill and leadership within his/her chapter and/or office
  • Stellar professional work and/or service to the profession

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

 

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

 

  • Completed AEP Associates Award Application
  • A one-page nomination letter that summarizes the contributions made from any AIA
  • Chapter President, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the
  • College of Fellows in good standing
  • A biography and/or resume of the nominee, not to exceed two pages, which could
  • include a list of offices, positions, honors, publications, and/or presentations given
  • A one-page statement of contribution
  • Two one-page letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation and contain
  • specific reasons for support
  • Supporting documentation, not to exceed 5 pages, such as images and/or drawings or
  • other materials that best demonstrate outstanding accomplishments
Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_Associate.pdf


 

AEP Young Architects Award Submission Guidelines

The Young Architects Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of their architectural career.

Eligibility

Architect members of the AIA who have been licensed to practice architecture fewer than 10 years by the submission deadline are eligible to be nominated; the term young architect has no reference to the age of nominees. Any chapter president, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

 

Selection Criteria

  • Motivated, energetic, and involved with AIA membership
  • Exhibits cooperative skills and a desire and ability to present successful programs
  • Exhibits exceptional skill and leadership within his/her chapter and/or office

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

 

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

 

  • Completed AEP Young Architects Award Application
  • A one-page nomination letter summarizing the contributions made from any chapter
  • president, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of
  • Fellows in good standing
  • A biography and/or resume of the nominee, not to exceed two pages, including a list of
  • offices, positions, honors, publications, and presentations that relate to the purpose of
  • the award
  • A one-page statement of contribution
  • Two one-page letters of support that are explicit in their recommendation and contain
  • specific reasons for support
  • Supporting documentation, not to exceed 5 pages, such as images and/or drawings or
  • other materials that best demonstrate outstanding accomplishments
Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_Associate.pdf


 

AEP Student Leader Award

 

The highest award given by the AEP to an individual Student for his or her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the consistent growth and development of their AIAS chapter, School and/or Community.

Eligibility

Student members of AIAS or AIA who are currently enrolled in an architectural program are eligible to be nominated; the term student has no reference to the age of nominees. Any AIAS or AIA chapter president, Educator, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

Criteria

  • Motivated, energetic, and involved with AIA, AIAS or other professional and/or community organizations
  • Exhibits cooperative skills and a desire and ability to present successful programs
  • Exhibits exceptional skill and leadership within his/her institution, chapter and/or office
  • Exemplary involvement with campus, community, and professional organizations, as well as local businesses, the design and construction industries, and others

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

 

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

 

  • Completed AEP Student Award Application
  • A one-page nomination letter from any AIAS or AIA chapter president, Educator, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows that summarizes the contributions made
  • A biography of the nominee, not to exceed two pages, including a list of positions, honors, programs, publications, and presentations that relate to the purpose of the award
  • A one-page statement of contribution
  • Supporting documentation, not to exceed 5 pages, such as images and/or drawings or other materials that best demonstrate outstanding accomplishments
Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_Student.pdf


 

AEP Educator Award

 

The highest award given by the AEP to an Educator for his or her outstanding contribution to the formal education of architecture students.

Eligibility

Current AIA members who are Educators of a post-secondary Architectural Program are eligible to be nominated. Any student, chapter president, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows may nominate one or more individuals.

Criteria

  • Outstanding contribution to the formal education of architecture students at any post-secondary institution
  • Exemplary education of the public on the virtues of excellence in architecture and the environment; and
  • Outstanding contributions to academic and career counseling of architecture students

Submission Material Requirements (not to exceed 12 pages)

 

The following materials should be submitted in the order listed:

 

  • Completed AEP Educator Award Application
  • A one-page nomination letter from any student, chapter president, member of the AIACC Board of Directors, or a member of the College of Fellows that summarizes the contributions made
  • A biography of the nominee, not to exceed two pages, including a list of offices, positions, honors, publications, and presentations that relate to the purpose of the award
  • Titles of courses taught and programs administered by the nominee with brief descriptions of each; and
  • A one-page statement of contribution
  • Supporting documentation, not to exceed 5 pages, such as images and/or drawings or
  • other materials that best demonstrate outstanding accomplishments
Download Application PDF

 

Entries are to be submitted in PDF 6MB (or less) format and emailed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

Please name your award submissions as follows: First_lastname_Educator.pdf