Submissions Open for the 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards

Submissions Open

Regionally compete with your peers from AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania to be honored for architectural excellence! The AIA Tri-State Design Awards will be celebrated in conjunction with December’s virtual AIA Tri-State Conference set for December 8 – 10.

The 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards program is accepting eligible project submissions through 11:59 pm Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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Eligibility is limited to projects entered into your respective state chapter’s 2021 awards program.

  • AIA New Jersey’s Awards Program opens soon and is set to close on October 1.
  • AIA New York State’s Awards Program closed earlier this year.
  • AIA Pennsylvania’s Awards Program closes on September 9. Learn more >

For complete eligibility, submission requirements, category descriptions, and to download the call for submissions document visit the awards submission site >

Save the Date

The 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards will be announced with a virtual video production and celebration debuting on Wednesday, December 8, 2021.

Recipients will also be recognized in the recipients’ gallery, in a nationally distributed press release, and state chapters’ press release announcements.

All entries will be featured in the 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards Submissions Gallery. Finalists will be tagged in the submissions gallery.

Demo Webinar

Planning to submit to the 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards program? Join Olivia Perry on Monday, September 20 at 1 pm for a brief demo and Q&A on the OpenWater awards submission platform. As requested by the membership, she will be going through a mock submission step by step to demo the ease of this year’s submission process. If you are unfamiliar with OpenWater (AIA PA & AIA National use the platform for their awards programs) or have questions about the submission requirements, register today!
Review the call for submissions and create an account to generate any questions that you might have in advance of the demo. The demo will be recorded and posted here for reference in the event that you are not able to attend the demo live.

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