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The AIA NJ annual Service Awards are given to recognize accomplishments of individuals and firms that have provided distinguished service to the profession and to the Society.  

They are designed to focus on the accomplishments of members and non-members on issues of public awareness of the built environment, service to the community and other non-design aspects of Architecture.

Service Award Winner Announcements and Awards Recognition Gala

AIA NJ Service Award Winners will be announced at the Fall DesigNite Event on Tuesday, October 29th at the South Orange Performing Arts Center in West Orange. Winners will receive their award at the Annual Installation and Awards Gala on January 11, 2025 at the Stone House in Warren, NJ. Details and registration information on both events to follow shortly.

Awards Overview:

The AIA NJ Architect of the Year Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession. AIA New Jersey members who are in good standing and have been licensed to practice architecture for more than ten years by the submission deadline are eligible. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may self-nominate or sponsor a candidate. A broader range of support for a candidate is shown when the candidate has a sponsor nominate them.

The AIA NJ AIA Associate of the Year Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession. AIA New Jersey members who are in good standing who have not received an architectural license in any jurisdiction by the submission deadline are eligible. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may self-nominate or sponsor a candidate. A broader range of support for a candidate is shown when the candidate has a sponsor nominate them.

The AIA NJ Resident of the Year Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession. New Jersey residents who are not licensed architects are eligible and can self-nominate. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may sponsor a candidate. A broader range of support for a candidate is shown when the candidate has a sponsor nominate them.

The AIA NJ Firm of the Year Award

This award recognizes a firm that has produced notable architecture and made an impact on the architectural profession. Architectural / Engineering, or Architect led Design / Build firms located in New Jersey are eligible. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may self-nominate their own firm or sponsor a firm award candidate.

The AIA NJ Distinguished Service Award

This award recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession. AIA New Jersey members who are in good standing are eligible. Architectural licensure is not a prerequisite for this award. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may self-nominate or sponsor a candidate. A broader range of support for a candidate is shown when the candidate has a sponsor nominate them.

The AIA NJ Young Architect of the Year Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession. AIA New Jersey members who are in good standing and have been licensed to practice architecture for ten years or less by the submission deadline are eligible. AIA New Jersey members from any local section may self-nominate or sponsor a candidate. A broader range of support for a candidate is shown when the candidate has a sponsor nominate them.

NEW PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS

For self-nominating candidates, please follow the link below to create an account. You will be able to work on and save your nomination submission before finalizing and submitting your nomination.

Self-Nomination

For current AIA Members who would like to submit a nomination for a  AIA NJ Member/Peer for a Service award, please follow the link below.  You will need to enter their name and email address and the reason for nomination. Your nominated candidate will receive an email letting them know they have been recommended for nomination, and will need to complete the full application to be considered.

Peer Nomination

Deadline:
September 20, 2024