2017 Architecture Awards


2017 AIA Columbus Architecture Awards


The AIA Columbus Chapter's annual Architecture Awards Program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects, architectural students and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. The program's purpose is to recognize the achievements for a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects and students can measure performance, inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice, and to honor the architects, students, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. 


To achieve these goals the AIA Columbus Architecture Awards program has three divisions:

Built Work

Built works is an all-inclusive category, and recognizes design excellence for completed architecture executed in all scales, of all types of buildings, interiors, restoration, preservation and adaptive re-use.

Unbuilt Work

Unbuilt works recognizes design excellence in projects scheduled to be built, as well as those that will never be built. Submissions may be commissioned or self-generated, research or speculation. If a project submitted in the unbuilt category wins an AIA Columbus Architecture Award, it may not be submitted in the ‘built work’ category at a later date.

Student Work

A built or unbuilt project primarily designed by a student. The project cannot be affiliated with an architecture firm.

Please review each category for the individual program eligibility and submission requirements, here.


Submit a project here.

Please take a look at the call for entries for submission guidelines and eligibility.

All submissions will be entered into a public vote for AIA Columbus' inaugural People's Choice Award.  Winners will be announced at the Architecture Awards Ceremony on November 9th.  All submissions will also be published in the 2017 Architecture Awards booklet.


Monday, July 10, 2017 // Call for entries opens

Thursday, August 31, 2017 // Project submissions due

Friday, September 8, 2017 // Entry fee payment due

September/October 2017 // Jury review in Portland, Oregon

Thursday, November 9, 2017 // Architecture Awards Ceremony at Dock 580

For more information, please see Call for Entries.


2017 Golf Outing



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Diversity by Design Social

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Join the Diversity by Design group (previously Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee) on Tuesday, February 28 for a social at the Center for Architecture and Design!

During the event you'll have the opportunity to learn more about the mission, goals, and upcoming events of the group to see how they plan on increasing awareness, supporting pipeline development, and improving diversity and inclusion in the local architecture profession. Come join the discussion or just stop in for happy hour! 

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
6:00 PM

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town St., Suite 110, Columbus, OH

Free to attend




Bowling Night

Bowling Night

Hosted by the Emerging Professionals

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Don't miss bowling night at Pins Mechanical Company on March 9th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm for members and potential new members. The Emerging Professionals have reserved bowling lanes, a lounge area, and will be providing pizza! Join us for a night of fun and don't miss this opportunity to bring your coworkers and be updated on what the group has planned for 2017! 

Thursday, March 9, 2017
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  
Pins Mechanical Company
141 N. 4th Street
Columbus, OH 
Free event
Be sure to bring your coworkers!

Nationwide Children's Hospital Tour 2017

Building Tour:

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Livingston Ambulatory Care Center


The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Livingston Ambulatory Care Center provides for expected growth of ambulatory volumes in improved and accessible facilities. When open this spring, the new six story, 200,000 SF facility will house ambulatory services including Primary Care, Dental Services, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Adolescent Medicine, Sports Rehab, the Center for Healthy Weight and Nutrition and other rotating clinics. Also included are public and support spaces, an Outpatient Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Faculty Offices.

This facility anchors the west end of the Nationwide Children’s Hospital campus, and represents the beginning of a significant amount of development on the west side of Parsons Avenue. It provides a flexible/modular model for clinic and office development that supports the increasingly collaborative nature of ambulatory care.

Learning objectives include:

  • Understanding a modular approach to clinic design
  • Understanding a flexible staffing approach to a clinic design
  • Utilizing a shared waiting approach for clinic design
  • Utilizing a fire egress stair as a communicating stair
  • Designing the anchor for the development of a new campus area

Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM

NE corner of Grant Ave. and Livingston Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215

Presented by: NBBJ



For Nationwide Children's Hospital tour 
on April 13, 2017

$10 Associate AIA
$20 AIA or Corporate Affiliate
$35 Non-Members


Or attend both healthcare tours in April at a discounted rate!
(Jameson Crane on April 6 and Nationwide Children's on April 13)

$15 Associate AIA
$30 AIA or Corporate Affiliate
$35 Non-Members


REGISTER for April 13 Tour


REGISTER for Both Tours


Meet in the entry lobby

Parking lot adjacent to the building, accessed off Livingston Ave. at 9Th Street

Agenda: 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Meet for short project overview describing primary goals, building organization, and main features to be seen.
Tour conducted in groups of approximately 10 – 15 people. Building should be substantially complete allowing understanding of building flow, function, and experience.


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