2023 Design Awards Gala

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Mark your calendars! Our Annual Design Awards Gala returns this year on Thursday, September 28th at Jackson Terminal. More details to come!

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2023 Design Awards Gala Submission Portal

What are the Design Awards? To recognize excellence in architecture, AIA East Tennessee conducts an annual juried Design Awards Program. This program seeks to honor built and unbuilt works of distinction designed by AIA members in upper and middle East Tennessee and to serve as a catalyst for local participation in the AIA Tennessee Awards Program. The program also brings public attention to outstanding examples of architecture. Winners of this year’s program will be announced and celebrated at the 2023 Design Awards Gala, this competition is open to all members of AIA East Tennessee. Our 2023 Design Awards Portal opens on June 30th, and submissions are due on August 11th. Check back at the end of June to Submit!

View Previous Award Projects HERE

2023 Design Awards Jury

This year’s Design Awards will be chaired by Kim Wilson, AIA and Kevin Valk of Holst Architecture. A women-owned firm based in Portland, Oregon, Holst’s thoughtful and progressive body of work has led to numerous National recognitions including the AIA COTE Top Ten Award and, most recently, the 2023 AIA Housing Award. With projects at every scale, a clearly defined value system and an open and collaborative approach has governed their design methodology. With their commitment to this internal collaborative process, the Jury members accompanying Kevin and Kim will be a collective from the firm itself. We look forward to the varied perspectives and voices reviewing our Chapter’s work for this year’s 2023 Design Awards.

2023 Jury Chairs

2022 Gold Medal Award Recipient

2022 Gold Medal Recipient: Lee Ingram

View Lee’s Award HERE.

Gold Medal Award Nomination Portal opens June 30th!

2023 Design Awards Gala Sponsors

Sponsors like the amazing folks below have signed onto help create an amazing atmosphere for our 2023 Design Awards Gala, and to get their business out in front of sought-after firms throughout our East Tennessee Region. Please browse our sponsorship opportunities via our Partnership Shop or reach out to Jen McMahon at [email protected] if you have any questions.

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