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Please review the eligibility requirements below:

Residential | Commercial | Inspire Awards

Register and pay through July 31st, 2023 $275.00
Register and pay August 1st, 2023 $375.00
AIAOC Member Discount (Must provide a valid membership number for the Orange County Chapter at the time of registration) -$100.00

Entries must be submitted by an individual with a current AIA or Associate AIA membership, and the project must meet one of the following conditions:

  • The submitted project site is located in Orange County, CA - or -
  • The submitter is an AIA Orange County Member.

For an entry with multiple authors, the submitting architect must credit all other participants who contributed to the design of the project for the entry to be considered.

Previously submitted entries that have not received an AIAOC award during previous years are eligible for submittal, with the exception a project previously awarded under the ‘unbuilt’ category may submit under the ‘built’ category.

No built projects constructed more than 10-years before the current design awards submissions will be considered for an award.

Submitted projects can be "on the boards", under construction or completed / built.



Entry Fee $50
AIAOC Member Discount -$50

The AIAOC invites any Architect, design professional or design student in Orange County to submit.  Please remember, the INSPIRE category is focused on innovative solutions for tomorrow. An actual client project, built or unbuilt will not be considered for the Inspire award.

Any projects under construction or on the boards should be submitted to the appropriate Residential or Commercial category and will not be considered for the INSPIRE award.

*Registration/Submission fees are not refundable