Design Pittsburgh Featured Events:

  • Design Exhibition
  • People’s Choice Award
  • Design Awards Ceremony
  • Young Architects Studio Competition

Design Exhibition & Awards

Each year, AIA Pittsburgh hosts the Design Awards – a juried design competition open to AIA members and firms whose principal(s) are members of AIA Pittsburgh. Additionally, any member of any AIA chapter across the country who has a project in the 11 county area represented by AIA Pittsburgh can be included in the design competition in a variety of award categories, including the People’s Choice Award, which is chosen by popular vote. All projects must have at least one AIA Pittsburgh architect on the project team. Submissions for the AIA Pittsburgh Design Awards Competition can only be submitted by an AIA Pittsburgh architect.

The mission of the awards is to recognize and honor architects and designers, and promote excellence, innovation, and achievement in the craft of architecture. All Design Award submissions are available online for viewing and voting.

Design Pittsburgh 2022 Award Categories:

  • Architecture Small (< 5,000 SF)
  • Architecture Medium (5,000 – 50,000 SF)
  • Architecture Large (> 50,000 SF)
  • Architecture / Unbuilt (ex: Theoretical projects, projects with no expected build date, etc.)