This suite of awards is the most prestigious bestowed by AIA California to firms and individuals.
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DISTINGUISHED PRACTICE AWARD
Recognizing an individual’s significant contributions and accomplishments toward a specific building type or practice area. The award is given in recognition of a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Presented to an individual or group in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the built environment and to the aims and goals of the profession of architecture in California.
The award recognizes firms who have consistently produced distinguished architecture for a period of at least 10 years.
Equally important, the award recognizes mentoring, continued collaboration among individuals and significant contributions made by the firm to the profession in areas of design, research, planning, technology, practice and innovation.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR HEALTHCARE FACILITY DESIGN
This award is given in recognition of a career of dedicated commitment to the built environment and in recognition of significant contributions and accomplishments toward the design and development of healthcare facilities in California.
NORMA SKLAREK HUMANITARIAN AWARD
Recognizes an architect or architecturally oriented organization for their social responsibility. The type of social issues is purposefully flexible to remain constantly relevant.
Bestowed on a person who is not eligible for membership in AIA California, but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and sciences allied therewith.