Every year since 1982, The American Institute of architects, California Council has celebrated outstanding architecture through the AIACC Design Awards Program. Held each Spring, the Design Awards program recognizes achievements in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Urban Design, Small Projects as well as the 25-Year Award and Maybeck Award. The awards are juried by a distinguished group of architects and members of the architectural profession.
Residential Design Awards program recognizes and celebrates outstanding achievements in residential architecture and design from Californian firms and architects.
Urban Design Awards
The Urban Design Awards are held in conjunction with the Design Awards Program.
Council Awards Program
The AIACC Council Awards are the highest achievement awards bestowed on a group or individual. Held on the same schedule as the Design Awards program, the Council Awards include the Firm Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Practice Award. The Council Awards are reviewed by the Achievement Awards Committee, and finalists are recommended to the AIACC Board of Directors for the final selection.
Achievement Awards Program
The Achievement Awards Program recognize and encourage the important contributions of architects, allied professionals, clients and community members of the profession of architecture. Held each Summer, the Achievement Awards include Excellence in Education, Allied Professions, Client Achievement, Community Housing Assistance, and Research & Technology Honor Awards. They are juried by the Achievement Awards Committee and recognized at the Awards and Installation Celebration in November.
AEP Awards Program
The AIACC AEP awards are intended to recognize those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an unparalleled commitment to Emerging Professionals, the AIA, and the architectural profession.