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Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment Open Office Hours (#1)
August 12, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Don’t miss your chance to pose your questions on the nuances of completing the shared 2021 Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment based on AIA’s Framework for Design Excellence measures that both the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards and AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence COTE Awards require for entry. Members (or professionals in firms responsible for award submissions) from Philadelphia and across the state intending to participate in the AIA Philadelphia Design Awards and/or AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design/COTE Awards are encouraged to pop in and out of one or both of the sessions to pose questions and learn from peer inquiries.
Leaders from the AIA Philadelphia and AIA Pennsylvania COTE (Committee on the Environment) will be logging on for three open office hours to review any questions on the shared awards assessment. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment Open Office Hour #1
Thursday, August 12 | 4 – 5 PM
Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment Open Office Hour #2
Wednesday, August 18 | 12 – 1 PM
Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment Open Office Hour #3*
Thursday, September 2 | 4 – 5 PM
*Please note AIA Philadelphia’s Design Awards submission deadline will have passed.
Looking for a more in-depth review of the Framework for Design Excellence? Replay 2020’s webinar covering the 10 measures that make up the Framework for Design Excellence featuring Vivian Loftness, FAIA, internationally renowned researcher, author, and educator with over thirty years of focus on environmental design and sustainability.
Chapter Awards Program Assessment Details
Returning this year, AIA Pennsylvania and AIA Philadelphia have opted to use the same criteria for the Framework for Design Excellence Awards Assessment for ease of participant use. This assessment spreadsheet (branded/formatted for each chapter’s program submission) has the same criteria but differs in its administration.
AIA Pennsylvania does not require the completion and upload of the assessment for participation in the 2021 Design Awards program. Completion of the Framework for Design Excellence Assessment** is an opt-in available only to projects that have been entered in the 2021 Design Awards program. Participants that fill out the assessment for their project submissions receive complimentary entry into the 2021 COTE Awards program. Submissions are due September 9th.
AIA Philadelphia requires the completion of the Framework for Design Excellence Assessment** as part of the submission to their 2021 Design Awards program. Submissions are due August 27th.
** These assessments have identical criteria but are branded/formatted for each chapter’s awards program submission.
Special Thanks to the AIA Philadelphia//AIA Pennsylvania COTE Leaders Hosting the Hours
- Sherman C. Aronson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
- Brian Smiley, AIA, CDT, LEED BD+C
- Jonathan Weiss, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, Fitwel