PHOTO: Schindler House. Detail of Photo by Joshua White

Photographers have long been an integral element of the architect’s work. The third annual AIA|LA Architectural Photography Awards honor the eye, celebrating varied visual styles and interpretations. Entry is open to photographers, architects, designers, and design enthusiasts.

Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant.

KEY DATES / 2019

Registration Open / November 5
Registrations Closes / December 14
Submissions Due / January 9

Jury Day / January 18
Winners Announced / TBD

Detail of CopenHill by Donia Emilie Tadayoni
Competition is open to all AIA Members, associates, affiliates, students, and the general public.

Winners will be publicly announced through the AIA|LA newsletter sent out to over 13,000 people, including the AIA Membership.

Winners will be recognized on the @aia_la Instagram and Facebook feeds through the posting of their images with full credit and honors, as well as the website.

Winners will receive a certificate and are celebrated at a private event in their honor.

Photographs may be originally shot in digital format or may be high-resolution scans of film.

Final image must be at least 1850 pixels wide, at 300 dpi (72dpi OK for cellphone images) and saved as a JPG or TIFF File. Maximum size 10MB.

Registration must be received by Friday, December 14, 2018 at 12:00PM.
Detail of Space Station by Darren Bradley
Entry fee is nonrefundable: $25 AIA, Assoc. AIA, and Allied Affiliate AIA|LA Members | $15 for students, and $40 for Non-Members.

1 registration= 3 images to submit for consideration.

Subject must have an architectural theme or contain an element of the human-made environment. Photographic interpretation will be judged, not the architecture. Location of images is unrestricted.

Entries must have been taken and owned by the participant.

Entries must be submitted in digital format.

Participants grant reproduction rights and permissions to AIA Los Angeles to use all submitted images (in either print or electronic form) for website, exhibition, publications, fundraising, and promotional purposes in relation to the Architectural Photography Awards - with your credit, of course.

Submission of entry implies acceptance of all above conditions. Any images not conforming to the rules will be disqualified, entry fee will not be returned.

Michael B. Lehrer, FAIA
Michael Lehrer, FAIA, is a much-awarded LA-based architect and renaissance man whose artistic expressions extend into the sphere of painting, sketch making, and photography.
Laure Joliet
LA-based photographer Laure Joliet is known for her work that showcases sun-drenched, warm interiors- bringing a genuine soulfulness to the lens that’s highly coveted by West Elm, Target, The Ace Hotel, and award-winning architects.
Matthew Rolston
Originally “discovered” by Andy Warhol, photographer/director/creative director Matthew Rolston is renowned for his iconic portraits that have been on hundreds of covers of magazines, read by millions of people, featuring everyone from Michael Jackson and Madonna to Jay-Z and Beyoncé.