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Award Categories

The AIAOC Design Awards celebrates innovative solutions to the architectural challenges facing Orange County buildings and members.  Please submit your work based on the following groupings:

 

Residential Category – Separate Jury


Residential Custom

All residential entries related to custom homes and additions – built and unbuilt

Residential Planned Development

All residential related to market housing, multi-family, and master planned developments – built and unbuilt


Commercial Category (all non-residential) – Separate Jury

Commercial 

All commercial entries related to office, industrial, institutional, healthcare, retail, ecclesiastic, etc. – built and unbuilt

Commercial Interiors

All commercial entries related to office, industrial, institutional, healthcare, retail, ecclesiastic, etc. – built and unbuilt

Featured Award Category    

Featured categories change annually and will include other niches of design, such as Place of Worship; Hotels and Resorts; Healthcare; Country Clubs; Athletic Facilities, etc. However, any project can be submitted for the annual ‘Commercial, Institutional, Industrial’ award and then resubmitted in the year its niche is featured as well. 


2017 Featured Award Category - Adaptive Re-Use
 

2017 features Adaptive Re-Use as this year’s niche award.  Project can be built or unbuilt.   


C.O.T.E. | Committee on the Environment

This award is open to all project types and is free for any project already entered in another category.  Only completed/built projects will be considered.  

For the submission: Provide a narrative describing how the project integrates sustainable strategies into the building/site design and  fill out the attached worksheet.  Include visuals (up to 10 images) as needed to support your submission. 

 

INSPIRE Award

An award for ideas of tomorrow, the Inspire category is focused on innovative solutions to the challenges facing the built environment.  Previous award winners include creative vision for the library of the future, a mobile housing concept that paired a trailer park with a mass transit hub, and a revamp the camp.

Solutions of all shapes and scales will be considered.  Submit your vision for tomorrow.  Emerging Professionals (associates and those individuals licensed up to 10-years) are highly encouraged to participate.