AIA UK 2015 Excellence in Design Awards - Call For Entries








The American Institute of Architects UK Chapter is pleased to announce its 2015 Excellence in Design Awards Programme. For over 20 years, these awards have proven highly valued by architects as they confer trans-Atlantic recognition for design excellence.


Professional entries are sought from architects, industrial designers, urban planners, landscape architects and interior designers based in Britain, and from around the world for completed projects in the UK.


In past years this broad mix has resulted in winning projects from, among others, Haworth Tompkins, David Chipperfield Architects, Sauerbruch Hutton, Rick Mather Architects, Zaha Hadid Architects, Ian Simpson Architects, Wilkinson Eyre Architects, Edwin Cullinan, Allies & Morrison Architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners, Grimshaw Architects, Eric Parry Architects and Eva Jiricna Architects.



Awards Programme:


(click on the links above to download the full entry instructions)


This year, for the first time ever, AIA UK will additionally seek projects completed by young, emerging firms, with design principals under 40 years of age, as a separate category. The Young Architect award(s) will recognize completed projects displaying design excellence by a new generation, encouraging and rewarding work that may sometimes get overlooked by larger, more established firms.


In parallel with the Professional and Young Architect awards, the Chapter recognises future talent through the Noel Hill Student Travel Award.


Submission deadline: Extended to Thursday 2nd April 2015
Further enquries: 


The Jury:


- Fred Manson, ARB, OBE, Associate Director, Heatherwick Studio

- Alison Brooks, BES, BArch, RIBA, Founding Director, Alison Brooks Architects

- Martin Gledhill, BSc, BArch, MA, 4th Year Studio Leader & Director of Studies MArch, Bath University

- Paul Hyett, PPRIBA, Hon. FAIA, Principal, HKS Architects

- Ricardo Mateu, ARB, RIBA, MAMD, Co-Director, UHA London

- Owen Pritchard, Technical Editor, Architects' Journal

- Brett Steele, AA Dipl, Hon. FRIBA, FRSA, Director, AA School of Architecture

- Brianne Hamilton, AIA, AIA UK President, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates


Awards Gala:


The Design Awards Gala, generously supported by Desso, will be held at the Zaha Hadid Magazine restaurant, at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery in April.


Entry Fees:

Eligible architects, designers or groups thereof may submit an unlimited number of entries; each entry must be submitted separately with a non-refundable fee of:

- £90.00 for Professional entries,

- £70.00 for Young Architect. 


Entry is free of charge for students.


Entry fees can only be accepted in Pounds Sterling.

- Valid entries must be received by 5pm on Thursday 2nd April 2015.

- No late or incomplete entries will be accepted.


Payment should be submitted to AIA UK online below. Confirmation reciept of payment will be provided by email by the chapter executive.

Award Level


AIA UK 2015 Excellence in Design Awards Gala - 28 April


The AIA UK invites you to join us for the:

Excellence in Design Awards Gala 2015


Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 7-11pm


The Magazine Restaurant
Serpentine Sackler Gallery
Kensington Gardens
West Carriage Drive
London W2 2AR


Admission is free but spaces are limited.


Priority will be given to award entry guests.


Please RSVP here