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Architectural Excellence Special Awards Opportunities and Benefits

Review the opportunities and benefits of nominating industry peers, colleagues, mentors, and mentees to the AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Special Awards.


Build goodwill and show gratitude to your industry peers, colleagues, mentors, and mentees.

AIA Pennsylvania member-led firms/members are eligible and encouraged to self-nominate for the Architecture Firm Award and Social Impact Award (Firm Nominee) without the endorsement of an outside "primary nominator."

AIA Pennsylvania members eligible for a Special Award in the category of Medal of Distinction, Social Impact Award (Individual Nominee), Young Architect Award, or Emerging Professional Award are encouraged to self-nominate with the support of a named "primary nominator," meaning nominees may fill out the nomination with the authorization of the "primary nominator." Members are encouraged to reach out to an AIA member(s) in their networks to request endorsement as the "primary nominator."

Call for Nominations


Be seen and evaluated by a prestigious group of your peers.  Meet the members of this year's Special Awards Nomination Task Force.
Special Awards Nomination Task Force


Recipients are celebrated in the annual Architectural Excellence Awards Broadcast, recognized on, and in press releases distributed to local/national media.

Awards Broadcasts