Ends on

Multiple price options

 It is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox browsers for submissions made through Submittable.

ORGANIZER

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has a long tradition of recognizing individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA. The Annual AIA New England Design Awards celebrate architecture by New England architects anywhere in the world and architecture by other architects within the New England region.
This year the 2021 AIA New England Design Awards are being organized and hosted by AIA Central Massachusetts (AIACM).  We want to celebrate from small to large firms and projects of all sizes, types, and budgets. Entries will be judged on their own merit, judged individually, not in competition with each other.
The jury will determine the extent to which design excellence is informed through the entrant’s presentation, explanation of functional aspects, and contextual, sustainable, social, cost-effectiveness, aesthetic, or other defined characteristics.
Additionally, the jury will select the best project of each New England chapter, and at the Award Dinner, the People’s Choice Award project will be selected by the attendees.
Non-technical questions about awards can be addressed to: 2021neconference@gmail.com
If you encounter technical difficulty with your awards submission, please contact Submittable Tech Support at (855) 467-8264, ext. 2 or support@submittable.com.

PROCESS:

Step One: REGISTER – Deadline July 30, 2021, 11:59 pm

Register your intent and submit payment for each project by July 30, 2021. All payments are non-refundable.

To be eligible for consideration for the 2021 AIA New England Design Awards, you must register your intention to submit as well as submit payment for each project by July 30, 2021. Projects that are not registered by this time will not be considered.  In order to register, please complete this form. Once registered, you will be directed to the submission form -- your submission(s) will be due by August 15, 2021.

Step Two: SUBMIT – Deadline August 15, 2021, 11:59 pm

Once you’ve registered your project(s), you will receive an email with a link to the submission form.  All submissions must be complete by the deadline.  Your submission will be received by the organizer after payment has been made.  If your submission fee has not been paid, the organizer will not see or have any record of your submission.   Once you have clicked "submit," your submission cannot be edited. Prior to that point, drafts may be saved to your Submittable account and modifications made. You may submit multiple projects to this awards program.  Each project must be submitted and paid for separately.  If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry.  You must submit your first project before you can start the next one.


NOTIFICATION OF AWARDS

Award winners will be notified by September 22, 2021, and awards will be conferred at the Annual AIA New England Design Awards Program in Worcester, MA on October 16, 2021.


ELIGIBILITY & CRITERIA

Eligibility:

How do I register?

To be eligible for consideration for the 2021 AIA New England Design Awards, you must use this form to register your intent to submit as well as submit payment for each project by Friday, July 30, 2021. Projects that are not registered by this time will not be considered.
Each project must be submitted and paid for separately. In order to register, please complete this form for each project. If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry. Once registered, your submission(s) will be due by August 15, 2021, at 11:59 PM.

What projects are eligible?

Any structure or building of any size or project type (including rehabilitations, interior architecture, monuments, etc.) may be considered.

Projects that have been honored in this program in past years are not eligible.

Who is eligible to submit?

Anyone is eligible to submit. AIA New England members receive special pricing.

Associate AIA members and other unlicensed architecture graduates may submit projects that do not require the stamp of a licensed professional.

Where must projects be located?

Projects by New England architects, designers, and firms may be located anywhere.

Projects by others must be located in New England.

When must have eligible projects been built?

Projects must have been completed after January 1, 2012.

What information will I need in order to complete my submission?   
In addition to basic project information and a list of consultants/contractors, you will need to provide a brief (125 words) and full (500 words) project description. Project images must be submitted in a single PDF file, not to exceed 25 MB, and a maximum of 26 pages on 8.5 x 11. Not adhering to these guidelines may result in disqualification.

How much is the entry fee?  
AIA New England members (i.e. member of the Boston Society of Architects, AIA Central Massachusetts, AIA Connecticut, AIA Maine, AIA New Hampshire, AIA Rhode Island, AIA Vermont, and AIA Western Massachusetts ) pay $200 for their first submission and $150 for subsequent submissions.

Nonmembers pay $300 for their first submission and $250 for subsequent submissions.

Each project must be submitted and paid for separately. If you submit multiple projects, remember to select the discounted, subsequent entry fee after the first entry.

Fees are not refundable and must be paid online via credit card at the time of the registration.  Once you’ve registered your project(s), you will receive an email with a link to the submission form.  


How are projects judged?

Projects should embody the values of placemaking through good design in creating livable communities and safe, valuable, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods, towns, and cities.
The judging criterion is design excellence over a wide range of building and project types, sizes, and budgets. Entries will be judged on their own merit, judged individually, not in competition with each other.
The jury will determine the extent to which design excellence is informed through the entrant’s presentation, explanation of functional aspects, and contextual, sustainable, social, cost-effectiveness, aesthetic, or other defined characteristics.
Additionally, the jury will select the best project of each New England chapter, and at the Award Dinner, the People’s Choice Award project will be selected by the attendees.

We use Submittable to accept and review our submissions.