2020 Awards Program

The AIA Maryland 2020 Excellence in Design awards presentation will go live on Thursday, September 24th, 5:30pm (Eastern). Tune in on September 24th to hear from our jury members and see the award winning projects.


The AIA Maryland Excellence in Design awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by AIA Maryland architects worldwide and AIA member work in Maryland. This annual awards program provides member architects an avenue for peer recognition and honors the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. Through this program, AIA Maryland hopes 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.

Review the complete 2020 Call for Entries

New this year – In response to AIA’s commitment to climate action, AIA Maryland and our local components are incorporating sustainability measures from the AIA COTE Top 10 Toolkit – now Framework for Design Excellence. For 2020 we are including 5 of the 10 measures – Designing for Integration, Designing for Energy, Designing for Equitable Communities, Designing for Water and, Designing for Resources.

In the submission, you will see open-ended prompts to briefly describe how your design achieves outcomes for these measures. Projects are not required to address every measure; entrants should only address those measures relevant to your project. The goal is to promote the sustainable design work of our members and to support AIA’s Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action.

Also new this year, the Maryland components are collaborating on a new digital platform to more widely promote the 2020 awards program. The platform will include a more visually compelling awards gallery and additional marketing to the public and client-facing publications.

Deadline June 30, 2020Registration and Entry Fees are due by 11:59pm EDT. Entrants must submit all entry forms and uploads and remit the entry fee to complete the submission.

Entry Fee – AIA Maryland Members: $125 per project entry; other AIA Members: $225 per project entry

Review the complete 2020 Call for Entries

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Information on the Student Design Awards Program here.

Annual Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities – AIA Maryland invites you to join us as an annual sponsor or, advertiser on our new virtual platform. If you are interested in sponsoring our awards program or advertising on our awards promotional site, please contact the AIA Maryland office at info@aiamd.org or 410.263.0916.