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Please review the eligibility requirements below:


Residential | Commercial | COTE | Inspire Awards

Register and pay by 11:59 PM on July 25th (Early Bird Pricing) $275.00
Register and pay after July 25th  $350.00
AIAOC Member Discount (Must provide a valid membership number at the time of registration) -$100.00

Entries must be submitted by a licensed architect with an active AIA membership, and the project must meet one of the following conditions:

  • The submitted project site is located in Orange County, CA - or-
  • The submitting architect is practicing with an office in Orange County 

For an entry with multiple authors, the submitting architect must credit all other participants who substantially 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.

No built projects whose construction was completed prior to 2009 will be considered.

Submitted projects can be "on the boards", under construction or completed / built. The only exceptions to this are the COTE award which will only be given to a completed / built project.

There is no charge for the COTE award(s) for those projects already submitted under another entry fee.



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.

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.