2021 Design Day

Given the current environment, the 2021 AIA New Jersey Design Competition will be an electronic submission using CadmiumCD. Participants will upload a PDF of their 40”x 40” design board, two images from the design board and a pdf of the text found on the design board into the system. Please review the updated design categories. A three-member out-of- state jury will review the boards and determine winners. The fee to participate remains at $150 for the first design submission and $100 for each additional submission. You may submit a project in multiple categories at a fee of $150 for the first submission and $100 for each additional category HOWEVER, you can only win in ONE category with that particular project. You may submit unlimited projects. Winners will be announced at a virtual reception on October 27, 2021. If you compete in the NJ Competition, you are eligible to register for the Tri States Competition.
Please go to https://aia_tri-state_awards.secure-platform.com/a/organizations/main/home to register.

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ELIGIBILITY

AIA licensed Architects licensed and residing in New Jersey may submit projects from anywhere. Those whose practice is located outside New Jersey may only submit projects in New
Jersey. Architectural interns and students are eligible only for the Unbuilt category. Credit must be given to all contributing architectural firms. The project, or submitted work, must have

been completed after June 30, 2016. “Completed” is defined as “substantial completion” in accordance with standard AIA documents.

SCHEDULE

Registration Deadline: September 20, 2021
(registration fee must be paid, project does NOT have to be completed)

Submission Deadline: October 1, 2021 (project must be completed)

Announcement of Awards: Virtual reception October 27, 2021 (more information to follow)

SUBMISSION FORMAT

Submissions are electronic and require project category; project name and location; architectural firm, principal, contact information on the registration. No firm or project name on the Design Board. The Design Board should be a PDF.

FEES

$150 for the first submission. $100 each additional submission. Payment to be made by credit card.

CATEGORIES

BUILT PROJECTS

Built Project categories recognize design excellence in various kinds of built architectural projects. Submissions may be a single building, a related group of buildings, interior architecture, additions, restorations, or adaptive use projects. Entries may fall into more than one category. You must pay for each entry.

Open Eligibility: Both public and private projects: single buildings, a related group of buildings forming a single project, and additions/renovations.

Residential Design

Eligibility: Single and multi-family residences and/or accessory buildings, new or remodeled, or any addition.

Preservation

Eligibility: Projects that address design issues related to adaptive use, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration.

Interior Architecture

Eligibility: projects of any scope that may be new construction, renovation, or preservation
or restoration, rehabilitation, reconstruction or pure restoration that focuses on interior space.

Built Sustainability

Eligibility: Recognizes excellence in ecological stewardship, including reduced environmental impact and reduced energy consumption, as well as attention to quality of life issues, resiliency, and community engagement within the environment.

Built installation Sculpture or Furniture Piece

Eligibility: Built specialty fabrications, art installations, furniture elements, sculptures; objects that are not necessarily buildings or spaces but are created by architects.

Small Projects

Eligibility: Projects $500,000 or less.

UNBUILT PROJECTS

Unbuilt architectural designs, for which there is no current intent to build, of any project type, including purely theoretical, visionary projects, with or without a client.

REGIONAL AND URBAN DESIGN

Eligibility: urban design projects, planning programs, civic improvements, campus plans, plans, environmental programs or redevelopment projects. Examples might be research, policy development and implementation, community initiatives or charrettes, and input and assessment tools.

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2020 Design Day

2020 Virtual NJ Design Day

 

 

Giving Forms to Future

 
GUEST SPEAKER: KAI-UWE BERGMANN, FAIA Partner at BIG

 

2020 AIA New Jersey Design Competition Winners

Thank you to all the participants in the 2020 AIA New Jersey Design Competition. We had 98 registrations from 57 firms which made for an exciting day of jury deliberation.

The jury included: Jules Dingle, FAIA, Principal at Digsau, Philadelphia, PA, Peter Follett, AIA, RIBA of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects in New Haven, CT and Robert Tretsch III, AIA, LEED AP of Harrison Design, Atlanta, GA.

Awards will be given out to all the winners at the 2021 AIA Awards Dinner to be scheduled in late spring given the current Covid environment.

Congratulations to all the winners!

MERIT AWARD

UNBUILT CATEGORY

Marin Hall
Firm: Parnagian Architects
Architect: Brian Parnagian, AIA

Shanghai Pharmaceutical Research and Development Campus
Firm: HDR
Architect: Scott Boyer, AIA

 

BUILT INTERIOR ARCHITECTURE

Filippo Berio
Firm: Studio Eagle
Architect: Bill Herchakowski, AIA

Kering
Firm: HLW
Architect: Chris Townsend, AIA, LEED AP

The Princeton Public Library Second Floor
Firm: Andrew Berman Architect
Architects: Andrew Berman, AIA

 

BUILT HISTORIC PRESERVATION

Shady Rest Golf and Country Club Restoration
Firm: Barton Ross and Partners LLC Architects
Architect: Barton Ross, AIA, AICP, LEED AP BD+C

St Johns Episcopal Church Residential Conversion
Firm: L+C Design Consultants PC
Architect: Grace Lynch, AIA PP CID ALEP LEED-AP

 

BUILT RESIDENTIAL

Catskills Pavilion House
Firm: RDK Architect, LLC
Architect: Rosette Khorenian, AIA

The Executive Education Residences at 238 Linden Avenue
Firm: ikon.5 architects
Architect: Arvind Tikku, AIA

 

BUILT SMALL PROJECTS

This Home has a New Story
Firm: Clawson Architects, LLC
Architect: Clawson Architects, LLC

 

BUILT REGIONAL AND URBAN DESIGN

Arts Education District, Newark
Firm: rePLACE Urban Design
Architect: Peter Syrett, AIA

 

BUILT OPEN

Life Science Center II, Rutgers University
Firm: CannonDesign
Architect: John P. Reed, AIA

 

HONOR AWARD

BUILT HISTORIC PRESERVATION

The Remy Theatre
Firm: KSS Architects
Architect: Pamela Lucas Rew, FAIA

 

BUILT RESIDENTIAL

Additions and Renovations to a Baltimore City Residence
Firm: Wright and Robinson Architects
Architect: Mark Wright, AIA

 

BUILT SUSTAINABILITY

LG North American Headquarters
Firm: HOK
Architect: Kenneth Drucker, FAIA, LEED AP, BD+C

 

BUILT OPEN

Foundation Collegiate Academy Addition and Renovation
Firm: KSS Architects
Architect: Merilee Meacock, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, PP

View 2019 Design Competition winners >>