Residential Architecture Awards
PHOTO: Sunset Residence, Photo by Margaret Griffin | Griffin Enright Architects

Congratulations to this year’s winners!

All winners have been notified and will be honored at the ceremony on June 20th!


Residential design is the purview of a wide array of practices. From young offices developing their own design language to established firms refining a sensibility or investigating new ideas. Celebrating these firms and projects are the AIA|LA Residential Architecture Awards (RAA’s). This inclusive awards program invites work at all scales from firms of all sizes. Projects remain in the category they were submitted in and are compared to work of like scale.


Thank you to our Sponsor - SoCal Edison!


Early Bird Registration 

> March 1 – March 11

$79 – AIA, Assoc. AIA, and Allied Affiliate AIALA Members 

$129 – Non-Members 

Regular Registration – 

> March 12 – March 22

$119 – AIA, Assoc. AIA, and Allied Affiliate AIALA Members 

$169- Non-Members 

Late Registration 

> March 23 – April 4

$139 – AIA, Assoc. AIA, and Allied Affiliate AIALA Members 

$189 – Non-Members





Registration Opens

> March 1, 2024

Registration Closes

> April 4, 2024  at 11:59PM

Submissions Entry Open

>April 5, 2024 at 12:00AM

Submissions Due

> April 18, 2024 at 11:59PM

Jury Day

> May 14, 2024 at 8:00AM – Virtual

Awards Ceremony

> June 20, 2024

Press Release announcing the winners will be available after the Ceremony

Residential Architecture Awards Jury
Stephanie Klasky-Gamer
President and CEO, LA Family Housing
Jasmine Benyamin
PhD, Adjunct Associate Professor,
University of Southern California (USC) School of Architecture
Jennifer Shab, AIA
Senior Architect, Bestor Architecture
Dave Intner, AIA, CEM, LEED AP
Senior Advisor, Building Decarbonization and Energy Codes & Standards, Southern California Edison


Multi-Unit Residential (MUR): Projects intended for habitation by multiple tenants, including (but not limited to) condos, apartment buildings, co-ops, public housing, townhouses, duplexes, and/or small-lot projects, Retirement.

  • MUR_S Small: Up to 20 Units
  • MUR_M Medium: Up to 50 Units
  • MUR_L Large: 50 Units +

Single-Family Residential (SFR): Projects intended for single-family habitation.

  • SFR_S Small: Up to 2,500 Sq. Ft.
  • SFR_M Medium: Up to 5,000 Sq. Ft.
  • SFR_L  Large: 5,000 Sq. Ft.+

Adaptive Re-Use/Renovation/Historic Preservation (ARHP): Residential projects that are designed in consideration of existing built conditions.


Additions and Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU): Projects that expand or extend an existing residential building. Additional dwelling units can be detached, or attached, to the primary structure. Can also be a repurposed existing space within a primary residence.

Affordable Housing (AH): Projects defined as affordable housing by the US federal government.

Alternative Housing (ALT): Residential structures that are built or designed outside of the mainstream norm.

Sustainable Housing (SH): Residential projects that are addressing climate-responsive, low-emissions, resilient design considerations.

Temporary Shelter (TS):  Temporary housing or portable housing or modular housing to transition people from the streets to housing, or serve during environmental disasters.


Detail of Crestridge Residence (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) designed by Colega Architects | Photo by Manolo Langis
AIA|LA Members and Non-Members may submit projects located in the greater Los Angeles area AND/OR AIA|LA Members may submit residential work completed anywhere in the world.

You may register and submit any number of built projects for the AIA|LA RAAs.

Architects and associates and non-members may submit their own residence.

An entry will be eligible even though the submitting architect is not the sole author, providing the submitting architect credits all participants who substantially contributed to the design of the project.

Projects by any 2024 AIA|LA RAA jury member (or that jury member's firm, regardless of location) are not eligible.

Projects must have been completed no earlier than January 1, 2020.
In order to submit, registration fees must be paid via Submittable no later than Thursday, April 4, 2024.
Detail of Pacific Landing (Santa Monica, CA) designed by Patrick TIGHE Architecture | Photo by Pavel Bendov
A non-refundable entry fee must be paid online at time of registration. No entry fee will be refunded for entries that are disqualified, late, or not completed.

Detailed submittal requirements and step by step submission form will be sent to all entrants via Submittable, after April 4, 2024 or after registrations, whichever comes first.

Submission Period: April 4 to April 18.

Submissions are due on April 18, 2024 at 11:59PM. We cannot accept late submissions.

Climate Positive Sustainability Award Juror
Dave Intner, AIA, CEM, LEED AP
Senior Advisor, Building Decarbonization and Energy Codes & Standards, Southern California Edison