Shaping Successful Submissions: Interactive Q&A Webinar
The submitted projects that receive awards have one thing in common; they convey the design process in a way that answers the what, where, why, and how of the project.
We encourage submitters to consider how the jury will interpret one or more considerations in connection to the project’s design story and explore: what makes this an award-winning project? From revealing discussion to the practicalities of completing the updated Common App for Design Excellence (for BUILT submissions), this Interactive Q&A Webinar will provide the insights you’ve been looking for. Join members of the Honor Awards Committee and the Integrated Design Lab online Thursday, August 26, 12:00-1:00pm PT and get support in shaping your successful submission.
Download the 2021 Call for Submissions + Guidelines and The Common App, and visit the 2021 Honor Awards page for more information on submitting.
SHAPING SUCCESSFUL SUBMISSIONS: INTERACTIVE Q&A WEBINAR
Thursday, August 26 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT | Interactive Webinar
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Every year, jurors praise submissions that reveal the story behind the marketing images. What concepts and considerations drove the design? How did the design team creatively address the project parameters? What is the project’s benefit or impact? Ultimately, what makes this an award-winning project? We encourage submitters to use the project narrative, captions, and the inclusion of process work as opportunities to graphically tell a design story. Submit to start a dialogue with the jury.
In addition to the jury’s own criteria, the AIA Seattle community has identified four considerations for the submission review process:
- Inspiration | How does the project manifest its stated intent–in form and function–revealing innovation in both thought and practice?
- Problem-solving | How does the project creatively address challenges inherent in its site, budget, program, materials, collaboration, and context? What are the organizing principles informing design?
- Environmental Sensitivity | How does the project exhibit serious intent to minimize negative environmental impact and enhance its relationship to the environment?
- Social Impact | How does the project enhance the community in which it is situated? How does it help promote a vibrant and equitable community?
Additionally, the Common App offers BUILT project submitters Ten Measures for Design Excellence to consider as you tell your project story.
Questions about Submitting or the Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Programs Manger, Zoe Guckenheimer.
Sponsorship Questions? Contact AIA Seattle Associate Director, Growth & Operations, Kristen Lound.
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2021 HONOR AWARDS SPONSORS
BetterBricks | Dovetail | Hoffman Construction Company | Inform Interiors | Sellen Construction | USI Insurance Services | AHBL | Alaska Airlines | Atlas Supply / Dowsil | Berger Partnership | Cary Kopczynski & Company, Inc. | Eakman Construction | FSi Engineers | GLY Construction, Inc. | Hargis Engineers, Inc. | Lane Powell | Magnusson Klemencic Associates | Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering | Microsol Resources Corp. | PCL Construction Services, Inc. | PCS Structural Solutions | Quantum Consulting Engineers | Schuchart | Skanska | Swenson Say Faget | Thomas Fragnoli Construction | Thornton Tomasetti | GRAY