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Designight
2023

Chicago's Premier Architectural Celebration

Designight
2023

Join us at Chicago’s premier architectural celebration of the year. Designight celebrates the global design achievements of the members of AIA Chicago, including:

Date:

Thursday, September 28

Time:

Awards Ceremony:
5:00 PM Venue doors open; 6:00 PM Program start

After Party:
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Location:

Harris Theater for Music and Dance
205 East Randolph Street, Chicago

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View Project Finalists

All Design Excellence Award, Decarbonization, and Roberta Feldman Architecture for Social Justice Award project finalists will receive either an Honor Award or a Citation of Merit, to be conferred at Designight 2023.

View Award Recipients

Lerch Bates People's Choice Awards

Presented in partnership with the Chicago Architecture Center, these awards celebrate the best projects designed by Chicago's architects, as voted upon by the public. Join us at Designight 2023 as the winners are announced live on stage!

View Award Recipients

Celebrating our Award Honorees

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Cynthia Weese, FAIA

Lifetime Achievement Award 

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Carol Ross Barney, FAIA

AIA Gold Medal

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KOO

Firm Award 

Awards Host and Evening Entertainment

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Awards Ceremony Host

Hiba Bhatty, Assoc. AIA

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After Party Band

Sam Thousand and the Soul Vortex

Frequently Asked Questions

Thank you to our Sponsors

People's Choice Title Sponsor

Lerch Bates Building Insight

Bar Sponsor

PAC-CLAD | Peterson Logo

Spotlight Sponsor

Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Platinum Sponsors

Black Spectacles
Ice Miller

Gold Sponsor

Gensler
Blue and black logo of Innovation Glass
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Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Logo

Silver Sponsors

ARUP
Assured Corporation Architectural Windows and Doors Logo
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GGC Logo
Hoerr Schaudt
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Norcon
Optima, Inc. Logo
Perkins&Will Logo
Stantec Logo
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Bronze Sponsors

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Brickworks Supply Center Logo
Nationwide, Inc.
CannonDesign Logo
Red logo spelling Cerami
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Red logo reading Clune Construction
Eggersmann
ESD now Stantec
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Logo of Goodfriend Magruder Structure
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HED
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Legat Architects
Lightning Protection Institute
Magnusson Klemencic Associates
MillerKnoll logo
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Parenti & Raffaelli, Ltd. Logo
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Schuler Shook Logo
Grey logo for SmithGroup
Threshold Acoustics Logo
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Wheeler Kearns Architects
Wight Logo
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Hotel Sponsor

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Entertainment Sponsors

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Dessert Sponsors

Socotec Logo
Hall + Merrick + McCaugherty

Media Partner

modern luxury interiors chicago

Champions of Architecture Sponsors

Those who have sponsored both Chicago Architecture Center's Designing Futures Gala and AIA Chicago’s Designight 2023 at $5,000 or above are recognized as Champions of Architecture Sponsors at both events.
ARUP
Gensler
Lamar Johnson Collaborative
Perkins&Will Logo
RATIO Design Logo
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Logo
Stantec Logo
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Theater rental and services have been underwritten through support of the
Harris Theater for Music and Dance.

Harris Theater
Harris Theater Box Office: (312) 334 7777
Harris Theater Website: HarrisTheaterChicago.org
Harris Theater Address: 205 East Randolph Drive