2019 Architecture Awards

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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. 


Large Project (5,000 sf and over)

The Large Project Category is for projects 5,000 square feet and over. It recognizes design excellence for completed architecture executed in projects 5,000 square feet and over, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use. 

Small Project (less than 5,000 sf)

The Small Project Category is for projects less than 5,000 square feet. It recognizes design excellence for completed architecture executed in projects less than 5,000 square feet, of all types of buildings, restoration, preservation, and adaptive re-use. 

Interior Architecture

The Interior Architecture Category is for completed building interiors. The projects may be large or small in scope and may involve new construction, adaptive re-use, restoration, or preservation/renovation. 

Innovation in Technology

The Innovation in Technology Category is for outstanding examples of how unique applications of technology have been used to improve design, increase efficiency, improve collaboration, or other direct benefit to the design/construction process. 

Unbuilt Work 

Unbuilt Work 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. 


  • Monday, July 8, 2019 // Call for Entries opens
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 // Project submissions due *DEADLINE EXTENDED*
  • Friday, September 6, 2019 // Entry fee payment due ($25 late payment fee)
  • September 2019 // Jury review in Pittsburgh
  • Thursday, November 7, 2019 // Architecture Awards Ceremony at Station 67

For more information, please see call for entries.

Submit a project here. 

Women in Architecture 2019 Reception

Register here. 

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The AIA Columbus Diversity by Design committee is excited to invite Women in Architecture for food, drinks, and networking at the Center of Architecture on Thursday, May 30th, 2019.

We will be celebrating you and your accomplishments during the reception! Please send your head shot and a photo of your favorite building or a favorite project your worked on to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by May 28.

Thursday, May 30, 2019
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

Register here.


AIA Columbus Harassment Policy

AIA Columbus, a component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and its members are committed to full compliance with all laws and regulations, and to maintaining the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our operations and activities. This policy is designed to prevent sexual and other types of harassment within AIA Columbus, and to provide for corrective action as appropriate.

Click here to view the harassment policy.

Upcoming Anti-Harassment Training:

2019 Candidates for Election

AIA Columbus is pleased to announce its 2019 Slate of Candidates for election at the Annual Meeting on October 16, 2018. Mike Vala, AIA, Architect at BSHM Architects is seeking the office of President-Elect. Aleks Daskalov, AIA, Vice President of FMS Architects is seeking the office of Treasurer. Amanda Dunfield, AIA, Director of Business Development at WSA Studio is seeking the office of Secretary. Nicholas Bittner, AIA, CFO and Principal Architect with BDT Architects & Designers, Jennifer Rittler, AIA, Senior Associate with Moody Nolan, and Jerome Scott, AIA, Owner of Jerome M. Scott Architects are seeking to fill 2-year terms as Directors. We're excited for the coming year!

2019 Board Nominations