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Rockwell on the River | Rosen Architecture; Hospitality and Retail Recipient © Katrina Wittkamp
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A Library Free for All | Architecture for Public Benefit © Chana Haouzi
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Cynthia Weese, FAIA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2023 Ben Lipowitz Photography
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Tribune Tower Conversion | Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Architecture Large Honor Award; © Dave Burk
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Breah Page, AIA; 2023 Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient
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Yannell PHIUS+ Residence | HPZS, Honor Award © 2020 Christopher Barrett Photography
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KOO; Photo by Stephanie Jensen
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Anna Munzesheimer
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The Seam Trae Horne and Moid Ali, 2023

AIA Chicago Architecture Awards

Gillson Park Beach House

Gillson Park Beach House | Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, XS Honor Award
© Mike Schwartz

The Keller Center

The Keller Center | Farr Associates with Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, Honor Award
© Tom Rossiter

Sounding Boards Garden at Harmony

Sounding Boards Garden | Eastlake Studio, Honor Award
© Kendall McCaugherty, Hall + Merrick + McCaugherty Photographers

800 West Fulton

800 West Fulton | Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Office Category Recipient
© SOM Dave Burk

Offshore at Navy Pier

Offshore at Navy Pier, KOO; Photo: Anthony Tahlier

Ralph Johnson, FAIA

Ralph Johnson, FAIA
Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2022
© Matt Mansueto Photography

Distinguished Service Award

Joan Pomaranc, Hon. AIA Chicago
© Steven Caban (Full Bars Media)

Alzira Maldonado Protsishin, AIA, Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient 2021
© Steven Caban (Full Bars Media)

Urban West Dance Center

Urban West Dance Center | Yash Mehta, Student Award Recipient 2021
© Yash Mehta

    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Design Excellence Awards

    Tribune Tower Conversion | Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB), Architecture Large Honor Award; © Dave Burk

    Design Excellence Awards

    AIA Chicago’s Design Excellence Awards honor the outstanding work of AIA Chicago members and their firms, reinforce the value of great architecture, and highlight members’ contributions in designing equitable and sustainable places and spaces. 

    Submissions open: Week of April 15, 2024
    Submissions close:
    Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Decarbonization Award

    Yannell PHIUS+ Residence | HPZS, Honor Award
    © 2020 Christopher Barrett Photography

    Decarbonization Award

    This award recognizes projects that have gone above and beyond base level energy reduction goals and showcases those project vanguards that exemplify the profession's ability to pursue the goals of the 2030 Commitment without compromise to the functional and aesthetic goals of the project.

    Submissions open: Week of April 15, 2024
    Submissions close:
    Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Decarbonization Award

    Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship; John Ronan Architects, 2019 Honor Award; Photo: James Florio

    Divine Detail Award

    This award recognizes instances where architectural theory is translated into artistic expression, emphasizing the interplay between design and craftsmanship. Submissions should demonstrate how details enhance the project's design concept through craftsmanship, technology, and/or material choices.

    Submissions open: Week of April 15, 2024
    Submissions close:
    Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award

    A Library Free for All | Architecture for Public Benefit
    © Chana Haouzi

    Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award

    The Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award, administered by the AIA Chicago Foundation, was established in 2020 to honor excellence architecture that is guided by the conviction that access to high quality architecture is not a privilege, it is a human right.

    Submissions open: Week of April 15, 2024
    Submissions close:
    Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Peoples Choice Awards

    Rockwell on the River | Rosen Architecture; Hospitality and Retail Recipient
    © Katrina Wittkamp

    Lerch Bates People's Choice Awards

    As a laboratory for innovation, Chicago’s architects never tire in their quest of creating beautiful and innovative masterpieces, and this award engages our city to vote on their favorite projects. These awards are sponsored by Lerch Bates and presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center.

    Submissions open: Week of April 15, 2024
    Submissions close:
    Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award

    Cynthia Weese, FAIA
    Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient 2023
    Ben Lipowitz Photography

    Lifetime Achievement Award

    Founded in 2006, the AIA Chicago Lifetime Achievement Award honors those who have made a lasting impact on the practice, the profession, and the built environment.

    Phase 1: Week of April 15 to Friday, May 24, 2024 at 5:00pm Central
    Phase 2: Week of May 27 to June 21, 2024 at 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Firm Award

    KOO; Photo by Stephanie Jensen

    Firm Award

    Established in 1991, this award recognizes outstanding achievements and excellence in the body of work produced by a firm.

    Submissions Open: Tuesday, March 5, 2024
    Submissions Close: Friday, March 29, 2024, 11:59 PM Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Dubin Family Young Architect Award

    Breah Page, AIA, Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient 2023
    © Stephanie Jensen Photography

    Dubin Family Young Architect Award

    Established in 1983, AIA Chicago's Young Architect Award, financially supported by the Dubin Family, recognizes excellence in ability and exceptional contributions by Chicago area architects between the ages of twenty-five and thirty-nine OR licensed 10 years or fewer.

    Submissions open: Monday, July 24, 2023
    Submissions close: Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Lifetime Achievement Award

    Photo: Jen Masengarb

    Presidential Citation

    Selected annually by the chapter President, the individual(s) recognized have served the members of the organization in an outstanding capacity throughout the president’s tenure and beyond.

    Selection: At the discretion of the President

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Distinguished Service Award

    Anna Munzesheimer

    Distinguished Service Award

    Since its establishment in 1955, the AIA Chicago Board of Directors has recognized individuals and organizations who have provided outstanding service to the Chicago architectural community.

    Submissions open: October 16, 2023
    Submissions close: November 2, 2023; 5:00pm Central

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    AIA Chicago Architecture Awards - Chicago Award in Architecture Student Award

    The Seam
    Trae Horne and Moid Ali, 2023

    Chicago Award in Architecture Student Award

    The Chicago Award in Architecture is a juried competition of student projects nominated by their professors of architecture.

    Professor Nominations open: May
    Professor Nominations close: June

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