Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

AIA LBSB Design Awards 2017Every two years since 1968, the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter has celebrated outstanding architecture through its Biennial Design Awards Program. The Chapter continues that tradition by inviting you to submit your firm’s work for the 2017 Design Awards Program.

The Chapter Design Awards Program recognizes achievements for a broad range of architectural works that elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice.

To achieve these goals, the Design Awards Program seeks to recognize both Architecture and Interior Design. A variety of building type categories and sizes will be considered. Awards will be conferred in the categories of Honor, Merit, and Citation.

Submissions are open.  CLICK HERE


Projects entered:

  • Must be submitted by any member of the AIA LBSB Chapter, as long as that member had lead responsibility for the design of the project.
  • May be located anywhere in the world for AIA LBSB Chapter Members.
  • May be submitted by members of other AIA Chapters as long as the Project is within the boundaries of the AIA LBSB Chapter.
  • Must be completed or designed after January 1, 2010.


Registration Deadline: Thursday, September 14
Submission Deadline: Thursday, September 14
First Submission to Jury: Friday, September 15
Jury Deliberation: Thursday, September 28
Awards Event: Thursday, October 26


100 Word Narrative
500 Word Narrative
List of Project Consultants and Team (Confidential)
Scaled Plan / Plans
Scaled Site Plan/ Plans
Minimum 6 Photos (Diagrams) / Maximum 12 Photos (Diagrams) (Preferably interior and exterior if applicable)
Presentation Board (20×20) with Firm Name/Logo


Non-Commissioned (for AIA LBSB members only)


Ms. Alice Kimm, FAIA, LEED AP B+C
Mr. Lorcan O’Herlihy, FAIA
Mr. Michele Saee

Learn more about the jury.


The jury will review the entries and will select projects for Honor, Merit or Citation award recognition.

The jury shall have the sole authority to determine which and how many awards are justified in each category. Each entry is considered individually and is judged on the success with which it has met its individual requirements—not in competition with other entries. Jury decisions will be based solely on the materials submitted. There will be no site visits. The jury’s decisions shall be final and not subject to review.

No minimum or maximum number of awards has been established. Entered projects may also be eligible for additional accolades including excellence in sustainability and excellence in custom residential design.


The Awards Presentation will be held on Thursday evening, October 26, 2017, at The Modern, 2801 E. Spring St., Long Beach, CA 90806

A representative from the Design Awards Committee will personally present the awards. Award recipients (or their selected substitute) must accept the award in person.


$275 – AIA Member
Entry fees are non-refundable

Submissions are open.  CLICK HERE

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