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Welcome to the 2018 AIAOC Orange County's Design Awards Program.

The American Institute of Architects, Orange County Chapter (AIAOC) Design Awards program honors the exceptional commitment of our member architects who continually serve, shape, discover, and imagine contemporary solutions for the evolving needs of our living and working environments.

Annually, our Design Awards event celebrates thoughtful architecture and recognizes architects who envision a place of purpose for our communities.

Design Award submissions are juried by a team of industry thought-leaders that evaluate design achievement, regardless of project category, type, or budget. Each entry is judged individually, without creating competition with each other. 

All winning projects must display successful solutions to their individual requirements, including a sense of place, purpose, and environmental sustainability.

It’s our core belief that great architecture matters and our architects redefine and revolutionize what it means to provide a better place for our communities. 

2018 Design Awards Commitee:

  • Ozzie Tapia, AIA  (Chair)
  • Anders Lasater, AIA
  • Annette Wiley, FAIA
  • Beverly Chu, Assoc. AIA
  • Brett Dougherty, AIA
  • Derek Roadcap, Assoc. AIA
  • Jeff Gill, FAIA
  • Kathy Tam, PR Consultant
  • Kerri Menhaji, Allied AIAOC
  • Mark Paone, AIA
  • Melody Tang, AIA
  • Suyama Bodhinayake, Assoc AIA


Important Dates:

Registration and Submissions Open June 12, 2018
Registration Prices Increase  August 1, 2018
Registration and Submission Deadline August 17, 2018 at 11:59PM
Design Awards Gala and Presentation September 13, 2018