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Celebrate and Elevate Your Work with the 2024 Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards

June 13, 2024
Penn State Behrend, Federal House Renovation & Addition by GBBN. 2023 Design Award Recipient. Photo by Brad Feinknopf.

Submissions accepted through Thursday, August 8, at 11:59 pm

AIA Pennsylvania annually recognizes and celebrates the great work that Pennsylvania’s architects are doing to affect positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes for their clients and communities in the Commonwealth and beyond.

The Architectural Excellence Design Awards celebrate the exemplary design achievements of members and the impact of architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. Projects selected for COTE honors will have exhibited excellence in the AIA Framework for Design Excellence measures that indicate how buildings perform for the health and wellness of the occupants, communities, and the environment they serve.

Review the 2024 Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards Call for Submissions for complete details and bookmark the submission platform.

On the fence about participating? Consider the opportunities and benefits of entering your firm’s work, including a hack to re-submit past projects.

Meet the Jurors

Meet the Boston-based Design Awards jury and Minneapolis-based COTE Awards jury, made up of leading practitioners and educators.

Put Past Entries to Work

Firms are encouraged to re-submit projects for all the reasons Kim Yao, FAIA, 2021 Awards Jury Chair, shares in this interview.

Are you interested in accessing past projects to consider for resubmission? Not sure if past entries are in the platform? ​To find out and transfer existing entries to a new point of contact, contact Olivia at, (717) 236 4055 ext. 3, or (717) 265 3443.

Save the Date

The Design & COTE Awards will be celebrated during the 2024 Architectural Excellence Awards Broadcast and Viewing Parties set for Tuesday, December 3, 2024. Recap the honors from last year with a replay of the 2023 broadcast.

Plan to Regionally Compete

The AIA Tri-State Design Awards will be celebrated in conjunction with the AIA Tri-State Fusion Conference, set for November 18-20 in Hershey.

The 2024 AIA Tri-State Design Awards will accept submissions from late July through Sunday, October 13 at 11:59 pm.

Projects entered in the submitting firm’s 2022, 2023, or 2024 AIA state chapter awards program are eligible. Additional eligibility is detailed on the awards platform.