The Council Awards include the Firm Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Practice Award. The Council Awards are reviewed by the Council Awards Committee, and finalists are recommended to the AIACC Board of Directors for the final selection.
Call for Nominations: September 1, 2017
Nomination Deadline: October 13, 2017
Submittal Deadline: November 20, 2017
Firm Award – $295.00
Distinguished Practice Award – No Fee
Life Achievement Award for Distinguished Services – No Fee
PLEASE NOTE: NO MORE THAN TWO FINALISTS PER CATEGORY WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR A FINAL DECISION. THE FIRM AWARD FINALISTS ARE REQUIRED TO GIVE A PRESENTATION TO THE AIACC BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THE FIRST MEETING IN 2018, (DATE/LOCATION TBD).
The Firm Award is the highest honor the AIACC can bestow on an architectural firm. It is intended for firms that have consistently produced distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years. Equally important, the award recognizes mentoring, continued collaboration among individuals and significant contributions made by the firm to the profession in areas of design, research, planning, technology, practice and innovation.
Click here to view a sample Firm Award submission.
DISTINGUISHED PRACTICE AWARD
The Distinguished Practice Award recognizes significant contributions and accomplishments toward a specific building type or practice area and a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment. This award recognizes an individual architect’s work, their responses to the challenges of an individual building type, innovations within the design and construction process, design excellence, and a collaborate spirit.
The recipient of this award shall demonstrate a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment and innovation in one or more of the following roles:
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LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual (or group) in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the built environment and to the profession of architecture in California.
MEMBERS OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE SHALL BE EXCLUDED FROM CONSIDERATION FOR THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE FOR THREE YEARS AFTER THEY VACATE OFFICE.
Click here to view a sample Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Service submission.
Each entry will be reviewed by the Achievement Awards Committee. Finalists will be selected and notified the in early January 2018. As mentioned, only the 2018 Firm Award finalists are required to give a presentation on the day of the meeting.
The entry process for the Council Awards Program is designed to be simple and non-time consuming. The Candidates will be evaluated on how well they meet the submittal criteria as established by the Board.
ENTRY SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENTS
YOU MAY DESIGN YOUR ENTRY USING ANY SOFTWARE OF CHOICE BUT MUST SUBMIT AS A PDF. ENTRIES ARE TO BE SUBMITTED IN PDF 6MB (OR LESS) FORMAT AND E-MAILED TO HKREK@AIACC.ORG.
PLEASE NAME YOUR AWARD SUBMITTAL AS FOLLOWS: FA18_FIRM NAME.PDF; DP18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.PDF; or LA18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.PDF.
IN ORDER TO KEEP UNIFORMITY THROUGHOUT THE ENTRIES, HOWEVER, PLEASE FOLLOW THESE BASIC GUIDELINES:
In addition to your 20-page entry document, you must include the Project ID forms. DO NOT attach this form to the entry.
PLEASE NAME YOUR PROJECT ID FORM AS FOLLOWS: FA18_FIRM NAME.DOC; DP18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.DOC; or LA18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.DOC.
To download the ID Forms click here.
It is important that you name and prepare your files correctly! This will ensure there are no categorization errors when they are received by the AIACC.
When you have completed your entry and identification forms, convert them into a single .ZIP file. Your .zip file should contain two documents: award submittal as a PDF and project ID forms as a .doc. Please name your .zip file as follows: FA18_FIRM NAME.ZIP; DP18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.ZIP; or LA18_FIRSTNAME_LASTNAME.ZIP.
Submissions are only accepted electronically. Email your .ZIP file to Hillary Krek at email@example.com using a file sharing service such as: https://www.wetransfer.com/, https://www.hightail.com/, or https://www.dropbox.com/.
To download the ID Forms click here.
To register please click here.
Should you need assistance or have questions please contact Hillary Krek at firstname.lastname@example.org.