AIAOC Design Awards celebrate innovative solutions to the architectural challenges facing Orange County, regardless of project category, type, or budget. Please submit your work based on the following groupings.
All residential entries, including but not limited to multi-family, market housing, custom homes, etc.
All non-residential entries, including but not limited to commercial office buildings, retail spaces, schools, prisons, etc.
An award for the ideas of tomorrow. The INSPIRE category is focused on innovative solutions to the challenges facing the built environment. From a master plan for an automobile-free Orange County to an experimental water-proofing technique, solutions of all shapes and scales will be considered. Submit your vision for tomorrow.
C.O.T.E. | Committee on the Environment
This category is open to all non-residential project types and is free for any project already entered in another category. Only completed / built projects will be considered for this award. The following additional information should be provided as part of any submittal for this category:
Measure 1: Intent & Innovation
Measure 2: Community
Measure 3: Site
Measure 4: Bioclimatic Design
Measure 5: Light & Air
Measure 6: Water
Measure 7: Energy
Measure 8: Materials
Measure 9: Long Life
Measure 10: Feedback
Savings by Design
The SEC "Savings by Design" category is free for any project already entered in another category. This category is open to commercial and institutional built projects only. Any project being submitted for this category must be located within the State of California.
In order to establish a common basis for judging submittals, entrants will present to the jury a submission for each project in the format defined for the AIAOC Design Awards. Projects submitted for the Savings by Design category must have been built in 2010 or later. No projects "on the boards" will be considered for this category.
The following text is required for a complete entry:
Project Description (max. 3,300 characters - approx. 500 words)
Example of possible paragraphs:
Special Challenges/Unusual Characteristics
Energy Measures Implemented
Onsite Renewable Energy (if applicable)
Short Version of the above (max. 1,000 characters - approx. 150 words)
This short version is used on the page with the images as a short introduction.
Upload of one page PERF-1 or UTIL-1 report as a PDF file.
Project information including firm or author’s name, location, and credits
NOTE: Do not include any credit information in the descriptive texts I, II and III above. All credit information needs to be in item IV.