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Collaborative Achievement Awards

Institute Honors Awards
Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement are given by the American Institute of Architects to recognize and encourage distinguished achievements of allied professionals, clients, organizations, architect teams, knowledge communities, and others who have had a beneficial influence on or advanced the architectural profession.

Thomas Jefferson Award
The American Institute of Architects established the Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture to recognize achievements in the following three categories: 
Private-sector architects who have established a portfolio of accomplishment in the design of architecturally distinguished public facilities

Public-sector architects who manage or produce quality design within their agencies

Public officials or other individuals who by their role of advocacy have furthered the public's awareness and/or appreciation of design excellence.

For a listing of all Institute Awards visit the AIA Awards web page.

Resources

The Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings
The Roadmap to Sustainable Government Buildings was created through the joint efforts of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA). It is a collection of information created by experts from various states across the country that are currently implementing green building programs based on LEED. Also see Leonardo Academy Sustainability Reports.

Public Architecture Online Resources and Databases
Looking for great examples of public architecture? Check out this resource. Interested in contributing? Please contact
publicarchitects@aia.org.


Facility Performance Evaluation (FPE) Guidance Document for Public Facilities

This guidance document was written in partnership with NASFA (National Association of State Facilities Administrators) and the AIA (American Institute of Architects) with contributions from the USGBC (US Green Building Council). There are several NASFA member states currently engaged in performing Facility Performance Evaluations (FPE) of their facilities. Download Guidance Document


Ohio Qualified Based Selection Manual
A guide to selecting the highest qualified architecture/engineering firm. The most important element of any construction project is its design. The quality of design is the single most important factor in determining a project’s “life-cycle cost” — the initial cost of construction plus the long-term cost for operation and maintenance. Download Guide
 
Ohio Qualifications-Based Selection Facilitator
As the name implies, Qualifications-Based Selection, or QBS, is a process in which the project owner evaluates and ranks interested design professionals on the basis of their qualifications and experience. Download Guide

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    Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash I am flying back from a conference in San Antonio, realizing that it has been just over a year since I received my letter announcing that I was elected ... more

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    The AIA Convention and Public Architects’ presentations are in New York City in just one month (June 2018). As we prepare for fun, learning and an intense architectural experience here are ... more


Allied Organizations

Society of American Military Engineers
The mission of the Architectural Practice Committee is to promote architectural practice within SAME, broaden the organization’s exposure in the architectural community, and recruit more architects, along with expanding networking and mentoring opportunities.  Read newsletter | Learn more about APC at http://www.same.org/apc.

Latest Discussions

  • Friends, I hope you all noticed this afternoons email from 2018 AIA President Carl Elefante and AIA CEO Robert Ivy inviting you to an AIA post-election briefing conference call.   The call will be ...

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