PHOTO: Nerin Kadribegovic

Thee 2023 Residential Architecture Award winners were celebrated at a ceremony held at MASS Beverly.

Congratulations to all the winners! 

To read the Press Release, click here.

To view images of the winning project, click here.

Thank you to our Sponsor - SoCal Edison!


Early Bird Registration – CLOSED

> February 20 – March 6

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

$129 – Non-Members 

Regular Registration – CLOSED

> March 7 – March 20

$99 – AIA, Assoc. AIA, and Allied Affiliate AIALA Members 

$149- Non-Members 

Late Registration – CLOSED

> March 21 – April 3

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

$169 – Non-Members





Registration Opens

> February 20, 2023

Registration Closes

> April 3, 2023  at 11:59PM

Submissions Due

> April 19, 2023 at 11:59PM

Jury Day

> May 9, 2023

Awards Ceremony

> June 29, 2023


Press Release announcing the winners will be available after the Ceremony




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.


2023 Jury Members
Vincent Bertoni
Director of Planning, City of Los Angeles
Simon Ha, AIA
Partner, Steinberg Hart
Rochelle Mills
President and CEO, Innovative Housing

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

Detail of Aspen-West End by RO | ROCKETT DESIGN. Photo by Draper White
+ AIALA Members and Non-Members may submit projects located in the greater Los Angeles area AND/OR AIALA Members may submit residential work completed anywhere in the world.
+ You may register and submit any number of built projects for the AIALA 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 2023 AIALA 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, 2019.
+ In order to submit, registration fees must be paid via Submittable no later than Friday, April 3, 2023.
Detail of Flor 401 Lofts by KoningEizenberg Architecture. Photo by Eric Staudenmaier.
+ 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 registrations ends on April 3.
+ Submission Period: March 17 - April 17, 2023.
+ Submissions are Due on April 17, 2023 at 11:59PM. We cannot accept late submissions.