Design Excellence Awards
hosted by AIA Oklahoma
Call for Entries
The Central States Excellence Awards showcase the best of built work by AIA members in the Central States area (Oklahoma, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri). Entrants must be members of The American Institute of Architects in these states. 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
Small project construction, object, work of environmental art or architectural design under 5,000 square feet.
Excellence in Craft
Any building detail or special feature on a project. This category is intended to highlight a specific part of a project, not an entire building
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.
The Central States Awards uses a paperless, digital submission entry.
All entries must include:
Submission details will be sent to entrants on or before June 16, 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.
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 $175 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 14, 2023.
Detailed Submission Requirements will be sent to entrants on June 16, 2023.
Final submissions will be due no later than 11:59 p.m. July 14, 2023.