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AIA Aspire Design Awards are now closed.


Jurying will take place August 18 in Portland Oregon.

Winners will be announced at the Aspire Conference on Spetember 11 in Asheville. 

Learn more about the conference here>>


Use the tabs above to discover more about the 2022 Design Awards.

The AIA Aspire States has a long-standing tradition of recognizing a broad range of architecture activity that exemplifies the values of the Aspire Conference and improves the quality of the built environment in the communities we serve. The Aspire Design Awards program seeks to highlight the diverse range of projects by architects within the states. The AIA believes that awards programs should be carefully structured so that the selection and recognition of honorees elevates the general quality of architectural practice, establishes a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, and informs the public of the importance of design.

About ASPIRE: This unconventional architecture conference influences artists, architects, designers, and engineers to design the future.

Aspire debuted in 2019, transforming the beautiful and vibrant city of Asheville, North Carolina, into a nexus of architecture, design, and engineering. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Aspire is being reimagined into a hybrid format in 2021, and plans to return to Asheville in person in 2022. Learn more by visiting aspirexp.com.


15 June 2022 Student Entry- Registration opens at https://aiasar.secure-platform.com
15 June 2022 Professional Entry- Registration opens at https://aiasar.secure-platform.com
8 July 2022 Professional Entry- Deadline for early bird registration and discounted entry fees. 
29 July 2022 ALL Entries- Submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT

$275 per submission until July 8  ($299 after July 8)

$35 per submission until July 29

No refunds will be issued for Design Awards or Student Design Awards registration fees. 

Please direct all inquiries to Keri Dixon, AIANC Awards Director, at kdixon@aianc.org.

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