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Excellence in Design Awards

Our guests for this show are AIA Baltimore’s Excellence in Design Awards  Co-Chairperson’s; Ms. Sharon L. Day, AIA LEED AP – Associate – GWWO Architects and Mr. Scott Walters, AIA LEED AP -Associate – Hord Coplan Macht Architects.

The 2013 AIABaltimore Excellence in Design Awards  awards ceremony promotes and publicizes the work of AIABaltimore members throughout our region. This year also marks the 50th Anniversary of AIABaltimore’s Design Awards!

October 18, 2013 – Baltimore Design School (BDS) – 1500 Barclay Street Baltimore,  MD 21201
Ticket Prices are $50.00 each, $45.oo each when purchasing 6 or more, and  $25 each for Associate AIA / Students with I.D
While tickets will be available at the door, please make every effort to make your registration in advance.

Sharon and Scott recognize their committee members for their contributions in making this event a success, the continual hard work and effort of AIABaltimore staff, as well as the special corporate sponsorships for this event from L & L Supply Corp., Lewis Contractors and Marvin Windows and Doors.

Categories and Awards

1. Architectural Design

  • Design Awards
  • Honorable Mentions

2. One and Two-Family Residential Design*

  • Distinctive Residential Awards

3. Special Recognition Awards

  • The Grand Design Award  (Given to the most exceptional project as deemed by the jury.)
  • Award for Excellence in Environmentally-Sensitive Design
  • Michael F. Trostel, FAIA, Award for Excellence in a Historic Preservation Project
  • Emerging Professionals:  Unbuilt Project Awards The jury will be invited to recognize unbuilt projects by Emerging Professionals (Associate AIA members) that exemplify outstanding design ideas.
  • Good Design = Good Business: This award is intended to recognize projects in which design excellence elevated the resulting benefit of a project to the business, institution, or community, which it served.

Judging Criteria

Judging criteria include, but are not limited to, the following:

DESIGN RESOLUTION which demonstrates skill and sensitivity to formal, functional and technical requirements.

DESIGN ADVANCEMENT which furthers the contemporary understanding of design by proposing new approaches to the development of architectural form.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN conserves resources, preserves ecosystems,  optimizes comfort, and reduces environmental impact thru high  performance, integrated and innovative design, concern for unique  cultural heritage, and affordability (including the Award for Excellence  in Environmentally-Sustainable Design).

Exemplary HISTORIC PRESERVATION standards in restoration,  rehabilitation, adaptive reuse, addition or sensitive new construction  in a historic environment (including the Michael F. Trostel, FAIA, Award  for Excellence in a Historic Preservation Project).

At the jury’s discretion, a GRAND DESIGN award will be given to a built project judged to be exceptional. When partnerships or professional corporations are submitting, at least one principal must be a member of AIABaltimore. If an architect of a firm is not the sole designer of the project or has been a member of a joint venture team, all other participants substantially contributing to the design must be given credit, regardless of professional discipline.

Sharon and Scott share with the audience what being an AIABaltimore member has meant to them and they encourage everyone to learn more about how an AIABaltimore membership might be right for your business. Visit AIABaltimore at www.aibalt.com or you can phone AIABaltimore at 410.625.2585.

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