Saturday, June 11, 2005

The 2006 Design Build Studio Award

The Design Build Studio Award for Excellence in Architectural Education is awarded to an individual or school, who has shown exemplary vision in incorporating design build into American architectural education.


Any colleague, student, or former student may nominate candidates for the Design Build Studio Award.


• The candidate shall have evidenced great depth and success with student projects.
• The candidate shall have evidenced great breadth, having incorporating Design Build in creative ways.
• The candidate shall be a person whose activities have consistently directed themselves toward the future as well as the past.
• The candidate shall have evidenced the ability to transcend specific areas of expertise or shall have made connections between areas.


All exhibits must be submitted in an AIA uniform binder, obtained by contacting the AIA DBKC, (202) 626-7300 or

Each submission shall contain the following information:

• A nomination letter by the sponsor not to exceed one page
• A biography of the candidate not to exceed two pages
• A statement of contributions not to exceed four pages
• A roster of distinguished students
• Supporting material (e.g., clippings, articles, etc.) relating to the purpose of the award not to exceed ten pages
• A maximum of 5 letters of support by those who know the quality of the nominee's products--by those who also taught, by those who practiced architecture, and by those who perhaps did neither; letters should be explicit in their recommendation and contain specific reasons for support. Letters must not exceed one page.

Year Awarded: 2006
Submission Deadline: February 15, 2006
Award Category: DesignBuild Education
Award amount: $4,000 to be awarded at the AIA National Los Angeles Convention


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Sponsoring Organization:
American Institute of Architects
Design Build Knowledge Community

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