The Housing Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) established this awards program to recognize the best in housing design for households of all incomes. The program emphasizes the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource. It is the intent of the program to recognize quality work in a variety of design styles.
All architects licensed in the U.S. are invited to submit their completed, built projects located in the U.S. In addition, owners of structures or projects fitting the eligibility guidelines may submit those projects for review. New construction, renovations, restored homes and buildings of any size, budget, or style are eligible, including mixed-use projects.
Projects completed since January 1, 2009, are eligible. "Completion" is synonymous with "substantial completion" as defined in the standard AIA contract documents governing construction.
The submitting architect may qualify as a member of a design team, whether or not serving as head of the team. All significant contributors to the design of the project must be given credit as part of the submission. Project authorship which includes the name of the architect and/or firm must remain anonymous - failure to follow this requirement will result in disqualification.
Deadline and Entry Fees
To receive the member discounted price you must log in using an AIA member's account information.
- The deadline for submission completion is November 22, 2013 before 5:00 PM Eastern. All deadlines are strictly observed.
- The non-refundable entry fee for this program is $375 for members and $750 for non-members.
- Please review the Submission Preview carefully before submitting your payment. You can go back and edit your submission until the deadline but no refunds will be issued.
Contact AIA Info Central at 1.800.242.3837 to verify the membership status of the submitter.