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

Purchase tickets to attend the awards event gala April 27AIA LBSB Design Awards


Every two years since 1968, the AIA Long Beach/South Bay Chapter has celebrated outstanding architecture through its Biennial Design Awards Program.  Our 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 breath and value of architectural practice.  To achieve these goals, the Design Awards Program seeks to recognize both Architecture and Interior Design.

Thank you to our 2019 Primary Awards Sponsor!

P2S Inc.


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. (View AIA LBSB boundary map)
  • Must be completed or designed after January 1, 2010.
  • Entrants are encouraged to re-enter projects previously submitted if they did not win an award.

The Design Awards Program seeks to recognize achievements for the broad range of architectural works that AIA members are engaged in. In that regard, awards are open to built and unbuilt works of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, Sustainable Design, as well as those Architectural Details that exhibit exceptional architectural thought.

Download Project Submission Details and Instructions
Submit now to our Design Awards 2019 program


Three (3) total uploads

Project Submission

Projects must be submitted as one high quality PDF, landscape layout, 12 inches wide by 8.5 inches high. Do not include any reference to the firm name. Do not include the firm logo. The PDF should be a maximum of 17 pages or 8MB, and shall include:

  • Short Narrative (up to 100 words)
  • Long Narrative (up to 500 words)
  • Must indicate Commissioned or Non-Commissioned (Non-Commissioned is reserved for AIA LBSB members only)
  • Scaled Plan / Plans
  • Scaled Site Plan/ Plans
  • Minimum 6 Photos (Diagrams) / Maximum 12 Photos (Diagrams) (Preferably interior and exterior if applicable)

Firm Presentation Board

PDF with Firm Name/Logo (All presentation boards will be printed by AIA LBSB and mounted on foam core for display at the April 27 Design Awards event. The winning projects’ presentation boards will go on display at various public venues within the AIA LBSB chapter boundary.) Firm Presentation Board must be submitted as 20” x 20” high quality PDF. The PDF should be a minimum of 144dpi, recommended 300dpi.

Required Forms

Includes Concealed Identification, Legal Disclaimer, Unpaid Intern Disclosure, and Photo Release.

Non-refundable fee of $250 February 1 – 28
Non-refundable fee of $280 March 1 – 7



Jury deliberation March 22

The jury will review the entries and will select projects for Honor, Merit or Citation award recognition. Non-commissioned work will be judged separately and may be awarded a Certificate of 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.

Immediately following the jury deliberation, award winners will be notified so that they can ensure their project team’s attendance at the awards event on April 27.  Click here to purchase tickets.

Download Project Submission Details and Instructions
Submit now to our Design Awards 2019 program


Questions? Please contact the Design Awards 2019 Committee or call 562-989-1399.

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