Design Awards

2017 Design Awards Events

Design Awards Celebration: Come celebrate the announcement of the 2017 Design Awards receipents of the John Frederick Harbeson, Young Architect, and Paul Philippe Cret awards, three highest honors presented by AIA Philadelphia. After the presentation, join us for the dinner and dessert reception on the Tier 2 Lounge overlooking South Broad Street and City Hall.

Date: October 18, 2017 | 5:30 - 9 PM

Location: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

Cost: $40 - $1,200 (Depending on ticket level)


Sponsorships are now available! Click here to download the sponsorship packet or contact Julianne Foley, Member Services and Events Manager, at [email protected] or call 215-569-3186, ext. 101 for more information. 

AIA Philadelphia Architecture Exhibit: Project boards will be displayed at the Center for Architecture and Design (1218 Arch Street) during this year's DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Boards are due by Friday, September 22, at 5 p.m. Click here for information about board specifications. 

We have arranged for a discounted rate from ARC for our AIA members to get the printing and production of display boards for the AIA Philadelphia Architecture Exhibit. Contact Brian Bielawski of ARC at [email protected] with the subject line “AIA Board Discount” to request the discounted rate as well as any questions and here is a link to ARC’s job submission FTP site . We are using AIA Philadelphia’s standard specs we would like all boards in a week prior to due date. You have the options of $200 for gator board and grommets or $250 for PVC board with no grommets, or $300 for reverse printing on plexi with no grommets.  Grommet holes are drilled at 38" center means the hole that we make is 2" center to edge. Please do not design around the area of the holes. Thank you!

2017 Design Awards Jury

Location: Chicago, IL

Jury Members:

  • Jon Heinert, AIA
  • Brian Lee, FAIA
  • John Ronan, FAIA
  • Carol Ross Barney, FAIA
  • Joe Buehler, AIA

Special Recognition Awards

Each year AIA Philadelphia presents four special awards