2023 AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards
Call for Entries
The AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards showcase the best of built work by members of AIA Oklahoma. Entrants must be members of The American Institute of Architects, Oklahoma Chapter. Award winners will be announced during the AIA Design Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday, September 15th at the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
Large Commercial Architecture (above 25,000 sf)
Any new build or addition / renovation commercial project above 25,000 sf
Any new build or addition / renovation commercial project below 25,000 sf
Single family residential projects
Projects focusing on interior architecture
The renovation and reuse of an existing structure for new purposes
These categories will rotate on an annual basis to allow us to honor projects that might otherwise get overlooked in more general categories
Civic / Government
Any civic project that meets the criteria above. This includes libraries, courthouses, civic centers, municipal buildings and other public spaces.
Small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design under 5,000 square feet.
A jury of professionals in architecture will evaluate the submissions. The selection method and number of awards shall be at the discretion of the jury.
AIA Oklahoma uses a paperless, digital submission entry.
All entries must include:
Submission details will be sent to entrants on or before June 30, 2023.
The Honor Award is AIA’s highest level of award. It acknowledges a project with distinctive character and outstanding merit.
The Merit award recognizes projects that clearly demonstrate a level of design that exemplifies superior achievements.
The Citation Award is awarded to projects of notable accomplishment and excellent design qualities.
People’s Choice Award
The People’s Choice Award is given to a project in each category that receives the most online votes from the public.
The AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Dinner will take place on Friday, September 15, 2023 at the First National Center in downtown Oklahoma City. Cost to attend the awards dinner is separate from the registration fee for entering the Design Excellence Awards competition.
Fees & Deadlines
A non-refundable registration fee of $150 is required for each entry into the AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards.
Your entry form and fee must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 16, 2023.
Detailed Submission Requirements will be sent to entrants on June 19, 2023.
Final submissions will be due no later than 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 24th.