Cleveland Design Awards

Each year, AIA Cleveland recognizes excellence in design by inviting local firms to submit their best work to be reviewed by nationally renowned juries from all over the country. Last year’s Design Awards ceremony was held at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown where nearly 500 attendees gathered to celebrate and recognize architectural and interior design excellence in Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

Friday, November 10th | 2017 AIA Cleveland Design Awards

This year’s AIA keynote speaker and AIA design awards jury chair is Marlon Blackwell, FAIA. Marlon is a practicing architect in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as the E. Fay Jones Distinguished Professor at the Fay Jones School of Architecture + Design at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that draw upon vernaculars, typologies, and the contradictions of place: strategies that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. His design work has received recognition with numerous national and international design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines.


CALL FOR ENTRIES INFORMATION

The Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Cleveland) invites you to join us in celebrating exemplary designs of Northeast Ohio firms at the annual Cleveland Design Awards. The goal of the Cleveland Design Awards program is to focus on high quality projects designed by AIA Cleveland members.  All AIA Cleveland members (Emeritus, Professional, Associate, and Professional Affiliates) in good standing are eligible to submit entries regardless of project size, budget, geographic location, or building type.

Project Entry Submission Deadline: Friday, September 29th, 2017, 5:00pm

CALL FOR ENTRIES PDF DOCUMENT

CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN WATER ONLINE SUBMISSION


2017 AIA CLEVELAND SERVICE AWARDS

ACTIVISM AWARD
To recognize local emerging leaders who are influencing a sustainable future of the profession by making architecture/interior design accessible and relevant to the public while both educating and learning from the broader community. A nominator is welcomed, however, candidates may self-nominate for this award.

EMERGING PROFESSIONAL AWARD
To recognize the next generation of designers and professional leaders as they contribute, develop, and refine their skills in the workplace. A nominator is welcomed, however, candidates may self-nominate for this award.

SERVICE AWARDS NOMINATION FORM

Individuals selected for the Activism and Emerging Professional Awards will be recognized on stage at the 2017 AIA Cleveland Design Awards. In addition, winners will be featured on the AIA Cleveland website and will also receive a monetary stipend.

VIEW PAST AIA CLEVELAND SERVICE AWARD WINNERS HERE


TICKET SALES

It is our pleasure to announce the 2017 AIA Cleveland Design Awards. This year’s event will be held at the Tenk West Bank on Friday evening, November 10th, 2017. The Tenk West Bank started its life as the Eclipse Iron Works foundry in 1879. The building, expanded twice in the late 1800s, served as the longtime home of Bruce-MacBeth Engine Co. and, ultimately, housed Tenk Machine & Tool Co. The property’s industrial run ended nearly a decade ago. We are looking forward to this year’s event as an opportunity to continue collaborating with the local design community in recognizing architectural design excellence in Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

Online ticket sales end: Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 5:00pm

Ticket prices are listed on the link below to purchase tickets.

PURCHASE 2017 AIA CLEVELAND DESIGN AWARDS TICKETS


SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES

Thank you so much for your interest and past support of the Cleveland Design Awards. As you know, our awards program and our educational outreach is funded through the generosity of companies, associations, and individuals like yourself who act as our sponsors. The accompanying “Design Awards Sponsor Opportunities Package” outlines the various levels of sponsorship and their associated benefits that we hope you will consider.

Sponsor opportunities will be available until Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, 5:00pm

Sponsor levels and included benefits are listed on the link below.

2017 AIA CLEVELAND DESIGN AWARDS SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES PACKAGE

Visit the link below to sponsor.

SPONSOR 2017 AIA CLEVELAND DESIGN AWARDS

2017 SPONSOR TICKET FORM


PAST AWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY:

2016 Design Awards 
2015 Design Awards
2014 Design Awards
2013 Design Awards


Interested in sponsoring the 2017 Design Awards? Please contact:
Adam Yaracs, AIA
AIA Cleveland President | Design Awards Co-Chair
Email: ayaracs@perspectusarch.com