AIA Chicago Awards

Optima Inc.

Optima, Inc., Firm Award Recipient 2021
© Optima, Inc.

 Firm Award

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

Submissions open: Friday, January 27, 2023
Submissions close: Monday, February 27, 2023 at 5:00pm Central

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Gillson Park Beach House

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

Design Excellence Awards

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: April
Submissions close:
June

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The Keller Center

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

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: April
Submissions close:
June

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Sounding Boards Garden at Harmony

Sounding Boards Garden | Eastlake Studio, Honor Award
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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: April
Submissions close:
June

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800 West Fulton

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

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.

Submissions open: April
Submissions close:
June

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Ralph Johnson, FAIA

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

Submissions open: June
Submissions close:
August

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Distinguished Service Award

Joan Pomaranc, Hon. AIA Chicago
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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
Submissions close: November

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Dubin Family Young Architect Award

Alzira Maldonado Protsishin, AIA, Dubin Family Young Architect Award Recipient 2021
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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: July
Submissions close: September

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Urban West Dance Center

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

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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