Architects licensed in California may submit projects located anywhere in the world. Architects licensed in other states must submit projects located in California. With the exception of Urban Design projects, all entries must be built projects, completed on or after January 1, 2002.
The Maybeck Award recognizes an individual architect for a career of design excellence. Any California licensed architect practicing over a period of at least 10 years may submit examples of their complete body and range of architectural design.
Note: the Maybeck Award is distinct from the Lifetime Achievement Award, which considers an individual architect’s contributions to the profession of architecture that extend beyond design.
The 25 year award recognizes a built project for enduring impacts of design significance and quality over decades. Submitted projects must have been completed 25 to 50 years ago (after January 1, 1960 and before January 1, 1985).
AIACC/CCASLA Awards for Urban Design
Submitted work may be located anywhere in the world, which is completed or designed by architects and/or landscape architects who are licensed in California. Work submitted in this category does not need to result in a built project.
AIACC Awards for Small Projects
The Small Projects category acknowledges design excellence for projects realized with a limited construction budget. Submissions can include fully constructed projects of all program and building types completed after January 1, 2002. Projects may include new and renovation works, and elements of built works.
Entries may be submitted under two subcategories:
Objects: Under $50K fabrication/installation budget. (This category may include any designed object that inhabits and enriches the built environment, such as a chair, light fixture, bike rack, or doorknob.)