THE JURY WILL CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
New construction or substantial addition to a primarily residential dwelling. Depending on the number of submissions, the Awards Committee will reserve the right to request the jury to select winners based on two classifications of projects, those less than 2,000sf and those greater than 2,000sf.
Note: Residential additions are to be nominated based on the overall square footage of the residence, not the size of the addition.
New construction or substantial addition to a commercial, institutional or educational facility. Interior renovations that impact less than 50% of the buildings gross square foot area are to be submitted in the Interior Renovation category. Depending on the number of submissions, the Awards Committee will reserve the right to request the jury to select winners based on individual classification type of the projects.
Renovation to an existing commercial, institutional or educational facility that has a focus on interior design or tenant build-outs and does not include an addition to the existing facility.
Projects displaying Design Excellence in the salvage and or renovation of a significant historic structure. Although not required, projects involving local, state or national historic designated sites will be given weighted consideration.
LOCAL FIRM / LOCAL PROJECT
Submitting Firms must be located within the boundaries of the AIA Buffalo/WNY Chapter to qualify for this award. Projects submitted must also be located within Chapter boundaries. (Chapter includes the NYS Counties of Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Wyoming, Genesee, and Orleans.)
Note: Projects submitted in any of the built submission categories, can only be submitted for one subsequent year following the date of the initial submission. If a project is submitted a third time, it will not be given award consideration. No notification of disqualification will be given.
Design competition submissions or commissioned project that are completed only through conceptual or schematic design. Project/client or competition information must be provided in the written description.
Note: Projects in the unbuilt category can only be submitted one time, if a project is resubmitted in subsequent years it will not be given award consideration. Commissioned projects that have been submitted for recognition in the unbuilt category previously will not be provided built design award consideration should they be submitted in following years as a built project. No notification of disqualification will be given.