THE AWARDS PROGRAMME RECOGNISES &
HONOURS EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
• by UK-based Architects for projects anywhere in the world
• by Architects anywhere in the world for projects in the UK
• by Students of Architecture currently enrolled in UK Universities
London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority
Eva Jiricna Architects
David Morley Architects
Mackintosh School of Architecture
City Planning Officer, Corporation of London
Stephan Reinke Architects
CALL fOR ENTRIES
The 2010 A I A U K C h a p t e r
Submission: by 5pm on friday, 12 March 2010
Gala Awards Ceremony: end of April 2010 (venue and date to be confirmed)
E-mail Michael Lischer, fAIA, RIBA
2010 AIA UK Design Awards Chair
further information on the
Design Awards Programme
can be found at www.aiauk.org.
The 2010 AIA UK Chapter
The 2010 AIA UK ChApTer
exCellenCe In DesIgn AwArDs progrAmme
The Awards Programme recognises and honours excellence in design:
• By UK-based Architects for projects anywhere in the world -
• By Architects anywhere in the world for projects in the UK -
• By Students of Architecture currently enrolled in UK Universities -
The American Institute of Architects UK Chapter is pleased to announce its
2010 Excellence in Design Awards Programme. These Awards are highly
valued by architects because they confer trans-Atlantic recognition. Entries
are sought from architects based in Britain, and from architects throughout the
world for built projects in the UK. In past years this broad mix has resulted in
winning projects from, amongst others, the offices of Foster & Partners, Rick
Mather, Zaha Hadid, Panter Hudspith, Gianni Botsford Architects, Wilkinson Eyre
Architects, Allies & Morrison, Richard Rogers, Will Alsop, and Eva Jiricna.
In parallel with the professional awards, the Chapter has chosen to recognise future
talent through the Noel Hill Student Travel Awards Programme. Entries are sought
from Students currently enrolled in UK universities for a portfolio of their work. Further
information on the Student Awards Programme can be found at www.aiauk.org.
Submission: by 5pm. Friday, 12 March 2010
Awards Presentation: end of April 2010 (venue and date to be confirmed)
A. Eligible projects may be buildings or structures or groups of either.
Projects need not be limited to new-build. Refurbishments, interior
designs, designs for monuments and urban design / master planning
projects are also welcome.
B. Projects must be the work of registered or licensed architects and
construction must have been completed between 1 January 2007 and
31 December 2009. In the case of urban design / master planning
projects only, un-built work undertaken within this period will also be
C. Eligibility is at the sole discretion of the Jury. The Jury reserves the right to
make as many awards as they see fit.
• Deborah Bartlett – London 2012 Olympic Delivery Authority
• Eva Jiricna – Eva Jiricna Architects
• David Morley – David Morley Architects
• David Porter – Mackintosh School of Architecture
• Peter Rees – City Planning Officer, Corporation of London
• Stephan Reinke - Stephan Reinke Architects
Participants must not contact the jury regarding their submissions.
Eligible architects or groups of architects may submit an unlimited number
of entries; each entry must be submitted separately with a non-refundable
fee of £65.00. Cheques or money orders should be made payable to the
‘AIA UK Chapter’. (Entry fees can only be accepted in Pounds Sterling).
The Jury’s decisions will be based on the materials submitted, and judged
anonymously. The name of the architect or practice must NOT appear
on the summary sheet or in the CD, but only on an attached sheet of
letterhead. All submissions must conform to the following format:
A. One single A4 colour summary sheet, using the template provided, giving
a brief project description, not more than five images, and the project title.
Templates in various formats can be be downloaded at www.aiauk.org.
B. A CD (Mac and PC readable) containing the following information all in
PDF A4 format:
1. An outline description not to exceed one A4 page, explaining the
design solution, construction materials, building components,
energy strategy, start and completion dates, and other
2. Not more than 12 photographs of the project’s exterior and
interior, showing the building context. For restoration projects, at
least three photographs of the original structure.
3. Appropriate drawings to the entrant’s discretion (i.e., plans,
sections, 3D models, elevations, selected details)
4. A PDF version of the A4 colour summary sheet described in ‘A’
C. A single sheet of the entrant’s letterhead with typed identification of the
project, including the name and practice as you might wish to see on an
award certificate, client and construction credits.
D. The £65 entry fee cheque made payable to AIA UK.
The intent of these specifications is not to restrict entrants to a rigid format,
but to provide Jurors with comparable, comprehensive and easily handled
materials for review that will aid in organisation and distribution of the work.
Where to submit:
All entries should be clearly identified and sent in a single flat A4 size envelope to:
AIA UK Design Awards
c/o Sport Concepts
38 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3EL
Valid entries must be received by 5pm on Friday, 12 March 2010.
No late or incomplete entries will be accepted and none of the entries will be returned.
Notification and Awards:
Following the Jury’s selections, winners will be contacted and invited to attend the
Excellence in Design Awards Gala in London at the end of April (venue and date
to be confirmed). Awards recipients will be asked to provide slides (powerpoint)
and an exhibit board. A special feature of the Awards Gala is the opportunity for
winning architects to give a short presentation (up to 10 minutes) of their work.
Admission to the Awards Gala will be free of charge and the public and press
will be encouraged to attend. The AIA UK will promote the results of the Awards
Programme internationally. By virtue of entering the awards, entrants agree
to grant the organisers a licence to reproduce any material for the purpose of
publicising the awards, provided that the author’s name is credited and that
the organisers take reasonable steps to ensure that such credit is given.
Please address all queries by post to the Submission control address
listed previously or by email to ml@SportConcepts.net
No telephone contact please.
The AIA UK
The FIrsT InTernATIonAl ChApTer
The American Institute of Architects, established for over 150 years and
representing more than 80,000 members worldwide, is the most influential voice
for the architectural community in the United States. Through its growing number
of international members and chapters, the AIA is gaining
influence throughout the global architectural community.
In 1990, a group of American architects living and working in the United Kingdom
came together to establish a local chapter in London and in 1992, the AIA UK officially
became the first international chapter of the AIA. Headquartered in the former
residence of Benjamin Franklin in London, the chapter has close to 200 members
throughout the country. What began primarily as a social vehicle soon grew into a
professional organization actively participating in the larger architectural community.
The AIA UK has maintained a dialogue with the Royal Institute of British Architects
and works jointly with its members to promote architecture and the architectural
profession. Many of the chapter’s members are also members of the RIBA.
Each year, the chapter organizes a variety of programs, many of which provide
continuing education units required by most US and UK registered architects.
These programs include: lectures, presentations by consultants, open house
evenings at member firms, panel discussions on practice issues, building
tours, and professional development for all stages of an architect’s career.
Among these events, two in particular deserve special mention: the Annual Excellence
in Design Awards Program and the Annual Student/Professional Design Charrette.
If you would like any additional information on the American Institute of
Architects, or if you are interested in joining AIA UK, please contact the chapter
by email (email@example.com) or visit our website at www.aiauk.org.
2010 Excellence in Design Awards Programme