To advance local and regional excellence, the AIACC Academy for Emerging Professionals developed an awards program to recognize those who contribute in assisting Emerging Professionals and their colleagues in pursuing their personal and professional goals. These individuals recognize the importance of Emerging Professional AIA members and their contribution to the current environment and future of architecture, and are also an excellent source of information and inspiration for components elsewhere, looking for new ideas and programming for their Emerging Professional members. The AIA California Council (AIACC), Academy for Emerging Professional (AEP) Council of Advisors (COA), has created the following award categories open for nominations:

Award categories are as follows:

Firm Mentorship Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an AIA firm that has made an extraordinary effort to mentor Emerging Professionals in their firm through the implementation of specific programs.

Chapter Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an AIA chapter for the development of superb programming and fostering the highest qualities of leadership within the emerging professional membership.

Associates Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an individual Associate AIA member who best exemplifies the highest qualities of leadership and has demonstrated unparalleled commitment to his/her chapter or region’s membership, in the community, in professional organizations, and/or in the design and construction industries.

Young Architects Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an individual Young Architect who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in an early stage of his/her architectural career.

Student Leader Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an individual Student for his or her outstanding leadership, dedication, and commitment to the consistent growth and development of their AIAS chapter, School and/or Community.

Educator Award: The highest award given by the AIACC AEP to an Educator for his or her outstanding contribution to the formal education of architecture students.

ELIGIBILITY & ENTRIES

  • Nominees must meet the eligibility requirements set forth in the applicable award category
  • Award Submission Material must be received by 5 p.m. on October 10, 2013.
  • In order to ensure the fair and thorough evaluation of all nominees for the AIACC AEP Awards, Submission Material must be submitted in the manner described for the applicable award category
  • All entries submitted without the required submission materials will be disqualified

SELECTION CRITERIA, JURY AND AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
Award applications will be reviewed based on the Award Category Selection Criteria

The seven-person 2013 AEP Award Jury will be comprised of the following AIACC leaders:

  • (1) YAF Director from the AEP COA o (1) Student Director from the AEP COA o (1) Associate Director from the AEP COA o (1) IDP State Coordinator from the AEP COA
  • The Architect-at-large Member from the AEP COA or The AIACC First VP
  • The AIACC VP of CACE

THE AWARD SCHEDULE TIMELINE

Nomination Submissions Due by 5 p.m. on September 26, 2013

Winners will be recognized during the annual AIACC Awards Celebration November 9, 2013, and will be profiled in the AIACC newsletter, Relevance.

All questions can be directed to: AEPawards@aiacc.org

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