This award, in honor of the late Norma Sklarek, FAIA, whose name is associated with a litany of firsts, including the first African-American woman to become a member of the AIA (1959), and the first African-American woman to become a Fellow of the AIA (1980), “is conferred by the AIA California Council Board of Directors on an architect or architecturally oriented organization in recognition of their social responsibility”. The type of social issues are purposefully flexible to remain constantly relevant. Current relevant issues, for example, include housing the homeless/affordable housing, increased participation by minorities or women in the profession, access for persons with disabilities, and literacy.
Douglas Lowe, FAIA, was the first-time recipient of the Norma Sklarek Award in 2014. Click here for a great story on our initial Sklarek Award Winner!
Individuals are eligible for this award, and may enter themselves for consideration, OR be nominated by an AIA member, group of members, or component. If you would like to nominate a candidate, send their name, email address, and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. The individual will be notified of their nomination.
All entries must be received by Friday, August 21st 2015 at 5:00 p.m.
All entries are submitted electronically. You may design your entry using any software of your choice (e.g. Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), but must be saved as a single .PDF file.
Each .PDF must be no longer than 11 pages, including a candidate identification form.
The entry should be in the following order:
Page 1: Candidate Identification Form including: Candidate/Organization Name, physical address, contact person’s name, contact person’s email address, and phone number.
Page 2: One-page nomination letter (if applicable) by the AIA member, group of members, or component that summarizes the contributions made.
In addition to your supporting materials, you must include a signed Intern Declaration/AIACC Disclaimer form, provided on the last page of this document. This form should be added to the end of your 11 page entry.
It is important that you name and prepare your file correctly! This will ensure there are no categorization errors when received by the AIACC.
When you have completed your entry and identification forms, be sure to properly name the final file with your assigned entry number, e.g. AA15-00.pdf.
Submissions are only accepted online. You will be emailed directions on how to submit your entries electronically. Any questions, contact email@example.com.