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2019 AIA Illinois Honor Awards:
A Celebration of Better Illinois Communities by Design

Welcome to the submission process for the 2019 AIA Illinois Honor Awards. We are the only awards competition in the nation to focus on projects and people that closely adhere to the AIA’s Principles of Livable Communities. We encourage you to submit your projects and nominate yourself or your peers who have bettered Illinois communities through architecture.

All nominations should arrive electronically before the deadline of 5 p.m. CST on Friday, April 19 2019.
Submit your nomination today by selecting "Join Now" below.

The AIA Illinois Honor Awards recognize people and projects epitomizing the contributions of the architecture profession, the transformative power of design, and the dedication of individuals to service and excellence. All award winners have positively impacted citizens throughout the state of Illinois by helping create communities in which people are drawn to live and work, and to live healthier and happier.

The Juries
A jury of three esteemed architecture colleagues from throughout the county, appointed by the AIA Illinois President will review the nominations for Design Awards. Service Award honorees will be selected by the current board of directors. The AIA Illinois President serves as an ex-officio member of both juries and decisions of the juries are final. Nominations that are unsuccessful each year will be carried forward one year to be reviewed by a subsequent jury. An updated submission will be considered “new” and incur a fee.

  • All licensed architects or architectural interns across the world may submit their ILLINOIS project or person. All award winners will be licensed architects or architectural interns, except recipients of the Richard Nickel and President’s Awards.
  • All projects must have been completed inside the state of Illinois within the last five years.
  • Nominations may be submitted without the knowledge of the nominee.
  • You may nominate yourself or your project.
  • Design entries will be blinded for the jury and you should not include identifying information in the text or images you provide outside of the Contact Form.
  • Design nominations must demonstrate evidence of one or more of the AIA Ten Principles For Livable Communities.
Please contact the AIA Illinois office with questions at 217.522.2309 X3 or email

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