Excellence in Design Awards

The AIA Maryland awards programs are offered each Spring to recognize individuals and organizations for their outstanding achievements in support of the profession of architecture and, The AIA.  Through these programs, AIA Maryland seeks to celebrate members’ and students’ accomplishments and increase the public awareness of AIA Maryland and the profession of Architecture.

AIA Maryland Excellence in Design Awards

The AIA Maryland Excellence in Design awards competition is held each year with recognition of winning built and unbuilt projects at the design awards celebration in September. Projects submitted by AIA members are judged on their own merit by a distinguished jury of AIA architects. The annual AIA Maryland Excellence in Design awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Maryland architects worldwide and for work in Maryland and, provides an avenue for AIA member architects to be recognized by their peers for their effort and dedication to excellence in architectural design. The program is open to individual AIA Maryland members and firms whose principals are members of AIA Maryland and honors designs in a variety of categories. The design awards program aims to encourage and recognize distinguished architectural achievement and raise public consciousness of the architect’s role in shaping the quality of life through design excellence in the community.

Visit our Design Awards webpage for information on the 2020 Design Awards program.


AIA Maryland Student Design Awards

Administered in conjunction with the AIA Maryland Excellence in Design awards program, the purpose of the student design awards competition is to promote architecture in the State of Maryland, recognize the works of local students of architecture, introduce students to the AIA network of support and continuing education for architects and allied design professions and, to build a relationship between AIA Maryland and the academic community.  Architect and Associate AIA members are encouraged to attend the awards celebration to show their support for our emerging local architects and future community leaders.

Visit our Student Design Awards webpage for information on the 2020 Student awards program.

View the 2019 Gallery of Projects.


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