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 2017The projects have been submitted and the jury has deliberated.  Winners will be announced on October 26th at our Design Awards event gala.

Every 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.

2017 Design Awards Submissions:



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

Learn more about the jury.


The jury has reviewed the entries and selected 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.

Winners will be announced on October 26th at our Design Awards event gala.

Thank you to all of our Annual Chapter Sponsors for their generous support!

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