AIA Delaware to hold Design Awards event this month

AIA-DEsign Honor Award for Dover-Public-Library from Holzman,Moss, Bottino Architecture
Merit Award for the Williamson residence, SEA Studio, from previous competition.

On April 18th   AIA Delaware, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects holds its Design Awards Ball to honor significant achievements of its members in planning, design, and execution of architectural projects.

Architects from around the state submitted  images of drawings, sketches, models and buildings and to an independent, out of state jury comprised of architects and business people closely related to the design industry.

The competition is held every two years.

 The jury evaluates projects ranging from small residential renovations to large scale corporate and government buildings. “Their struggle is to identify projects that have that elusive “X-factor” – something unique that demands our attention and broadens our view of our world,” according to the group.

This year the jury is reviewing more than 30 projects submitted by large and small firms as well as sole practitioners.

AIA-DEsign Honor Award for Dover-Public-Library from Holzman,Moss, Bottino Architecture from previous competition.

The  jury bestows awards in three categories: Citations – identifying projects of exceptional merit; Merit Awards – recognizing projects demonstrating a level of design that exemplifies superior accomplishment and Honor Awards – the highest award, acknowledges projects with a distinctive character

“Buildings affect our mood, productivity and outlook. They can be a source of pride for one’s community, company or campus. What we achieve through our built environment tells others the intimate details of our ambition to advance our culture,” the release stated.

To attend the Design Ball or view the Awards Gallery, visit

The event will be held at the Doubletree in downtown Wilmington.

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