Welcome to AIA Pittsburgh’s online exhibit, featuring all of the 2015 Design Award Competition entries. View all of the projects in the 10 submission categories! The 2015 People’s Choice Award, brought to you by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., will be announced during the Design Awards Ceremony on October 22th.
The Architectural Detail + Craftsmanship Award category honors the creation, execution, and craftsmanship of outstanding construction details and fixtures – ones that stand-alone or that reinforce an overall building concept in an exceptional way. The project completion date cannot be more than five years old.
The Architecture Award category is for built projects. The project completion date cannot be more than five years old.
The Design + Innovation Award category is for the wide range of work represented by innovative design elements in unbuilt, theoretical, research, and allied design projects. This is an open category to recognize unique, remarkable design and innovative work in the field of architecture or related fields of practice. Members of AIA Pittsburgh, and members of AIAS are eligible to enter this category.
The Engineering + Science Award category recognizes innovative uses of building, site, campus, community and regional engineering to advance the design field, approach to systems and infrastructure integration and demonstrate use of engineering science to solve complex problems. Projects must be completed within the last 5 years, and may involve new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, preservation, infrastructure and regional systems.
Sustainability envisions the enduring prosperity of all living things while sustainable design seeks to create communities, buildings, and products that contribute to this vision. This award recognizes built projects that have successfully integrated sustainable building strategies and practices into the design. The project completion date cannot be more than five years old.
The Historic Preservation Award category is for built projects, which include historic restoration, historic rehabilitation, and adaptive reuse. The project completion date cannot be more than five years old.
The Interior Architecture Award category is for completed building interiors. The projects may be large or small in scope and may involve new construction, adaptive reuse, renovation, or preservation/renovation. The project completion date cannot be more than five years old.
The Regional + Urban Design Award category is for regional and urban design projects, planning programs, civic improvements, environmental programs, and redevelopment projects. Since many urban design projects are never “completed” in the traditional sense, “incomplete” projects or ongoing programs may be recognized if a significant portion has been completed, implemented, or adopted by a local jurisdiction. The projects may be large or small in scope and do not need to be built, but they must be economically and socially realistic. The awards seek to identify projects and programs that involve public participation and contribute to the quality of the urban environment.
The Timeless Architecture Award category is for built projects that are at least twenty-five years old. Projects must have been originally designed by a member of AIA Pittsburgh and must be submitted by a current AIA Pittsburgh member.
This year’s competition is titled, A Sign of the Times: Reimagining the Bayer Billboard Site. The challenge for this competition was to propose a new use for this iconic site. Read more about the competition and supporting exhibits here.