Submissions Support Q&A
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.
Want support shaping your successful submission? Need help completing the updated Common App for Design Excellence (for applicable BUILT submissions)? Join members of the Honor Awards Committee and the Integrated Design Lab online Thursday, September 8, 12:00-1:00pm PT and all your questions will be answered. Get inspired by checking out the What Makes a Good Submission? video resource pulled together by the Honor Awards Committee to demonstrate how last year’s award winners crafted their project story.
Download the 2022 Call for Submissions + Guidelines and the 2022 Common App for Design Excellence (for applicable BUILT project submitters), and visit the 2022 Honor Awards page for more information on submitting.
SUBMISSIONS SUPPORT Q&A SESSION
Thursday, September 8 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM PT | Q&A Session
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Questions about the Common App for Design Excellence? Integrated Design Lab is available to offer technical support for the Common App until September 27 at 5:00pm PT. E-mail Teresa Moroseos (email@example.com) with the subject line “AIA Seattle Common App.”
EXPAND CONVERSATIONS INTO ACTION AND DESIGN
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?
The integration of the Common App into the submission process also raises awareness of the Framework for Design Excellence.
Questions about Submitting or the Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Programs Manger, Zoe Guckenheimer.
Questions about attending the Live Event? Contact AIA Seattle Programs Coordinator, Andrea Aguilera.
Sponsorship Questions? Contact AIA Seattle Associate Director, Growth & Operations, Kristen Lound.
THANK YOU TO OUR 2022 HONOR AWARDS SPONSORS
BetterBricks | Dovetail | Arup | Berger Partnership | Coughlin Porter Lundeen
FSi Engineers | Holmes Structures | Inform Interiors | Kolbe Gallery Seattle | KPFF Consulting Engineers | Lane Powell
Magnusson Klemencic Associates | Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering | PCS Structural Solutions
Quantum Consulting Engineers | Säzän Group | Schuchart | Schultz Miller | Swenson Say Fagét | GRAY