The AIA Los Angeles’ most prestigious design awards program deserves the Chapter’s best bash.
This year’s virtual party brings the excitement and camaraderie of our annual event to you wherever you are. Catch up with old friends you haven’t seen in a year, in classic set of (virtual) lounges just like you would at our annual crowd-pleasing reception.
View unique special tributes. Hear from Presidential Honorees with deep commitments to the power of design. Learn who are this year’s “Best of the Millennium” award winners, Design Award winners, and Next LA winners with us.
The 2020 AIALA Design Awards Ceremony + Party Presenting Sponsor is: Sharpe Interior Systems, Inc.
Virtual Awards Ceremony / Thursday, October 29, 2020 5:30P – 8:00P
Attire: Zoom Cocktail
5:00P Virtual Doors Open
5:30P Virtual Lounges/Trivia Games Start
6:00P Award Ceremony (with Live Chat)
7:30P Virtual Wrap-Party
Go beyond the digital realm. Ticket holders* will receive “survival kits,” yes–physical ones that we’ll get to you–featuring components for contemporary life with Design Awards twists.
A classic architect-worthy commemorative gift is also available for purchase on the ticketing page.
* For AIA Architect, Allied Affiliate, Associate AIA and Non-Member ticket purchasers.
The Design Awards is the AIALA’s biggest fundraiser. We ask that you not forward the event link to others. Only one person per registered attendee will be admitted. Thank you for your support.
EARLY BIRD: Closed
REGULAR (September 21 – October 21)
AIA Architect or Allied Affiliate AIALA: $90
LATE (October 22 – October 29)
AIA Architect or Allied Affiliate AIALA: $105
Hank Koning, FAIA + Julie Eizenberg, FAIA || Mixology Fest, How’s Your Drink-Mixing Knowledge? (Thought so, see you there.)
Angie Brooks, FAIA || The Maybeck Lounge (No trivia, Just drop by to toast the 2020 AIA CA Maybeck Award winner.)
Debra Gerod, FAIA + Sarah Lorenzen, AIA || Your Pet–Do You Really Know It? (Can’t let your cat or dog down!)
Francis Anderton, Hon. AIALA || Pit Your Cultural Knowledge (and catch up on all the latest design news)
Frank Clementi, FAIA + Julie Smith-Clementi, AIA + Warren Techentin, FAIA || The Legendary East Side/West Side Trivia Challenge (Represent.)
Janet Marie Smith + Derek O’Hara + Daniel Fetcho | Dodger Fans, A Once-in-a-Pennant Race Chance to Prove Your Dodger Design Expertise with some True Insiders (Say No More!)
Neil Denari, FAIA + Andrea Cohen Gehring, FAIA + Michael Gehring, FAIA || USC/UCLA Educators + Alumni Go Head to Head to Represent their School (No excused absences.)
Jury Day / Friday, September 18
Design Awards Jury
+ Tom Kundig, FAIA – Olson Kundig (Seattle, Washington)
+ Thomas Robinson, AIA – LEVER (Portland, Oregon)
+ Tatiana Bilbao – Tatiana Bilbao Estudio (Mexico City, Mexico)
+ Michael Fox, AIA – FoxLin (San Clemente, CA)
+ David Hertz, FAIA – Studio EA (Los Angeles, CA)
+ Kunlé Adeyemi – NLÉ (Amsterdam, Holland and Lagos, Nigeria)
+ Mohamed Sharif, SL:A, Assistant Adjunct Professor at UCLA (Los Angeles, Ca)
Millennium Category Jury
+ Martino Stierli – Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art (NY, New York)
+ Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, FAIA – Dean, School of Architecture,
Woodbury University (Los Angeles, CA)
+ Valery Augustin, AIA, Director of Global Studies, USC School of Architecture
Submissions – Closed 8/7/20
Registration – Closed 6/30/20
1) Call for Entries includes Projects qualifying for the following categories;
Design Awards – built work in Los Angeles or by Los Angeles architects*
NEXT LA – unbuilt work in Los Angeles or by Los Angeles architects*
Best of the Millennium – Best of the Best selected from previous winners of Design Awards (built projects) from the years 2000 – 2019.
2) Download the Call for Entries.
3) Registration is Closed
After registration closes, registrants will receive an “additional entry form” from submittable.com, which is essentially a link by which to submit all required materials and information for your project.
Please review the submission requirements and submission template below to identify what needs to be submitted for your entry:
Please find below helpful documents to assist with the Common App, which is required for the Design Awards and Next LA Categories:
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org