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In an effort to recognize excellence in design, AIA Iowa offers several award programs. For each award a jury of respected professionals from within the architecture and design communities meet to recognize the finest from within our state. The AIA Iowa Design Award Programs are open to all members of AIA Iowa. 

 

You can learn more about all of our awards here. Complete guidelines will be shared within each award's call for entries. Past award winning projects can be found at IowaArchitecture.org

Design Award Programs

  • Central States Region Excellence in Design
    This program is held annually, however only AIA Iowa hosts these every six years during the AIA Iowa / Central States Region (CSR) Convention.

  • Excellence in Design
    To recognize excellence in architecture projects which are designed by members of AIA Iowa and emphasize the importance of architecture in the community. 
  • 25-Year Award
    To recognize longstanding excellence in architecture and emphasizes its importance in the community. 
  • Excellence in Sustainable Design
    To recognize excellence in sustainable design projects which are designed by members of AIA Iowa and emphasize the importance of sustainable architecture in the community. The next Excellence in Sustainable Design Awards will be held in 2017.
  • Excellence in Craft
    Recognizing Iowa craftspeople and/ or companies who demonstrate particular skill and inventiveness in the execution and incorporation of their craft into our built environment. The next Excellence in Craft Awards will be held in 2016.

Leadership Award Programs

 

Each year, AIA Iowa accepts nominations for outstanding leadership. The following three categories of AIA Iowa’s most important recognitions. Nominations are sought each spring and the winner is announced at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention.

  • Medal of Honor
    This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the profession of architecture.

    DEADLINE: June 17, 2016
    Nomination Form

    To view past recipients visit Medal of Honor Award

  • Educator Award
    This award recognizes an Iowa educator within or outside the profession for his/her contributions to architectural education in Iowa. Any AIA Iowa member, colleague or student may nominate candidates for this award.

    DEADLINE: August 5, 2016
    Nomination Form

    To view past recipients visit Educator Award. 

  • Honorary Membership Award
    This award recognizes a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the Institute of this Chapter but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and science allied therewith within the territory of this Chapter may be admitted to membership in it as an Honorary Member.

    DEADLINE: August 5, 2016
    Nomination Form

    To view past recipients visit Honorary Membership Award
    .

  • Young Architect Award
    The Young Architect Award is given to individuals who have shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the areas of design, education, and / or service in an early stage of their architectural career.

    DEADLINE: August 5, 2016
    Nomination Form


    To view past recipients visit Young Architect Award.

2015 AIA Iowa and CSR Design Award Winners

Congratulations to the 2015 AIA Iowa and Central States Region Design Awards recipients. To view the 2015 award winners and their project images visit IowaArchitecture.org or view the 2015 Awards Presentation.

  • AIA Iowa Excellence in Design - Honor Awards

    • Neumann Monson Architects- Cascade High School Expansion

    • BNIM Architects- Lutheran Church of Hope, Ankeny

    • Neumann Monson Architects- Career Academy of Pella

    • substance- Corporate Campus Parking Facility

  • AIA Iowa Excellence in Design - Merit Awards

    • Neumann Monson Architects- 350 East Locust
    • PLaN Architecture- Crystal Cove Wildlife Observatory
    • Neumann Monson Architects- Modus Engineering Office
    • substance- Corporate Campus Cafeteria and Training Center
    • BNIM Architects- Des Moines Playhouse Addition
  • Central States Region Design Awards

  • Architecture Design Honor: 
    substance- Corporate Campus Parking Facility
    el dorado inc- Speculative Office Building
    substance- Principal Riverwalk Pump Station
    Helix Architecture + Design- Kansas City Police Department
    Studio 804- The Marvin Hall Forum

  • Architecture Design Merit:
    ASK Studio- Iowa Prison Industries Outlet
    BNIM Architects- Des Moines Playhouse Addition
    Neumann Monson Architects- Coralville Intermodal Facilities
    Dake Wells Architecture- Liberty United Methodist Church
    HDR- Marjorie K. Daughtery Conservatory
    Cannon Design- St. Louis College of Pharmacy
    substance- Corporate Campus Cafeteria and Training Center
    el dorado inc- Heartland Habitat for Humanity Prototype

  • Interior Honor
    Elliot + Associates Architects- ImageNet Carrollton Remodel
    Min | Day- Bucktown House

  • Interior Merit:
    Elliot + Associates Architects- Ghost Gallery
    Helix Architecture + Design- KCU Academic Center

  • Historic Preservation or Adaptive Reuse Honor
    BNIM Architects- American Enterprise Group Corporate Headquarters

  • Historic Preservation or Adaptive Reuse Merit
    Neumann Monson Architects- Market One
    INVISION Architecture- Warren County Cultural Center
    el dorado inc- The LUX
     

  • Educator Award
     
    Tom Leslie, AIA

  • AIA Iowa Young Architect Award

    Jessica Terrill, AIA

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