2018 Excellence in Design Awards

The annual AIA Maryland Design Awards Celebration recognizes architects, building owners, contractors and, architectural students for their outstanding achievements in architectural design in support of the profession of architecture and the AIA.

This year’s Design Awards Celebration took place at the USNA Stadium in Annapolis on September 27, 2018. Members and guests enjoyed great food from Bo Brooks at the Academy and watched a bit of football practice from the Flag Bridge during the pre-awards networking event.

The program opened with the Student Awards with students from Anne Arundel Community College and University of Maryland taking top honors. Before the Architect awards were announced, attendees were introduced to Dr. Mohammad Gharipour of Morgan State University as he was presented with the Distinguished Educator of the Year Award.

All entries as well as the winners can be seen in our Gallery.

Our distinguished panel of jurors is provided courtesy of AIA North Carolina.
Listen to comments from our Jury

  • Jim Williams, AIA – Jury Chair
  • Phillip Jefferson, Assoc. AIA
  • Erin Sterling Lewis, AIA
  • Sara Melanson, AIA
  • Victor Vines, AIA
  • Michael Williams, AIA

Please consider sponsoring the 2019 Design Awards Celebration. Partnering with AIA Maryland through sponsorship is great exposure for your firm, helps promote communication among all the members of the architectural community and, supports the legislative and educational activities of the state component. Among the many benefits, as a sponsor you receive free tickets to the Design Awards Celebration. Contact the AIA MD Office with any questions: info@aiamd.org; 410.263.0916.