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Welcome to the 2021 AIAOC Design Awards Program!  

6 | 1 | 21- Registration Opens

8 | 1 | 21 - Registration Price Increases 

8 | 13 | 21 - Submissions Close 

10 | 21 | 21 - Virtual Design Awards Gala Premier

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The 2021 AIAOC Design Awards Submissions are closed.


AIAOC looks forward to this year's entries and urges all of our members to present their best work for recognition.

From the largest urban planning solution to the smallest home on a constrained lot, each project awarded stands on its own merit as an example of exceptional work by exceptional architects. 

To provide fair and equitable review of all submittals, a jury is selected from AIA members outside our chapter who deliberate and choose the winners based on the Chapter’s judging criteria.

Following the lead of AIA National Institute, AIA Orange County will continue to use the AIA Framework for Design Excellence as part of the submission criteria as part of the submission requirements.  In your project description, please respond to (1) one or more of the Framework categories with a one or two sentence description on how your submission achieves these measures.  Please contact AIAOC Executive Director, Jeffrey Gill FAIA at jgill@aiaoc.org with questions or if you require assistance in respond to this requirement.

You can learn about the AIA Framework for Design Excellence HERE 


Check out the Design Awards Webinar:

"How to Prepare Your Submission" 

You can watch it here.