The Jury has the discretion to recognize projects within one of the four following categories:

  • Climate Action Award
  • Honor Award
  • Merit Award
  • Special Commendation in one measure outlined in the AIA Framework for Design Excellence

2023 | Key Dates

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2023
Submission Deadline: May 17, 2023

We strive to promote, recognize, publicize, and celebrate the value exceptional design has on the fabric of society. Whether it is a large, multi-residential affordable housing project, or a small public work, our jurors are anxious to see your work.


How to Complete the Common App Webinar

Sustainability and resiliency have been measured for several years within the AIA CA Design Awards program. And with the urgency of climate action needed to sustain our communities, and the globe for that matter, AIA is now using the Common App to help measure and record the metrics needed to submit in the Design Awards program.

Learn how to complete the common app and submit for the Design Awards program, so you can further ensure your project’s successful consideration.

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