SARA PA COUNCIL ANNUAL DESIGN AWARDS

The Annual Design Awards reception is a social event for design professionals & students in the Architecture field, members of the trades, material representatives, and anyone with an appreciation for architecture.  The evening begins with a cocktail reception while guests mingle with other professionals and viewing product displays from our sponsors.  All of the year's submitted projects are on display in a gallery setting for your viewing pleasure.  The night ends with the presentation of awards where we acknowledge the projects that were selected from the many entries to be worthy of recognition and the year's Student Grant Award Winner.  

 

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The Design Awards Committee is now accepting intent registration forms until 11/16/2018.
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Information about the Annual Design Awards - Professional

Entry Eligibility

  • All submittals must be commissioned projects – either built or unbuilt.

  • Entrant and Project Designer must be a Registered Architect or Interior Designer

  • There are no restrictions as to project location or completion date.

Purpose
To offer recognition and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our colleagues in the field of Architecture & Design.

Categories
There are no limitations of category or of type of structure. Structures may be built or unbuilt.            All projects are judged on a stand –alone merit basis. Each submission will be evaluated on the extent to which, in the Jury’s opinion, the Project achieved a well-designed solution to the program that defined the Project requirements. Non- building projects (Sculpture, Hardware, Fixtures, Furniture, etc.) may be submitted. Aspect of sustainability apply to every submission and will be taken into consideration accordingly.

Submission Requirements
Upon receipt of the registration form and applicable entry fees, you will receive an email containing submission instructions, data sheets and a project registration number.  The instructions will include detailed directions regarding the preparation and submission of your project for judging.  Below is a brief summary of the items that will be required:

  • (1) digital submission (uploaded to SARAPA’s Google Drive account) containing a power point presentation with no more than (10) slides.  The images on the slides shall include site plan, floor plan(s), elevations, perspective renderings or photos showing overall exterior design and at least one interior view.

  • A project statement of no more than 250 typewritten words describing (PDF & DOC):

    • program requirements

    • site

    • structural or code requirements

    • design solution

    • material and system selection

    • size (SF)

    • cost/budget

  • Along with the above, all entrants must send in (1) 24” x 36” foam core presentation board containing images and boards will be on display at the Awards Reception.

  • Digital submission and project statement is to be uploaded by January 27, 2019 (refer to confirmation email for link).

Information about the Annual Design Awards - Student

Eligible Requirements

  • Any academic project; there are no limitations of category or type of structure.

  • All projects are judged on a stand-alone merit basis. Each submission will be evaluated on the extent to which, in the Jury’s opinion, the Project achieved an outstanding solution to the program that defined the Project requirements.

  • Non-building projects (Sculpture, Hardware, Fixtures, Furniture, etc.) may be submitted.

  • Aspects of sustainability apply to every submission and will be taken into consideration accordingly.

  • Group/team projects will only be considered once.

Entry Eligibility

  • Student entrants must have been enrolled in a NAAB-Accredited Architecture program in the United States within the past 6 months.  Students may be enrolled in any year of study.  

  • There are no restrictions as to project program or completion date.

Submission Requirements

Upon receipt of this registration form, you will receive an email containing submission instructions, data sheets & a project registration number.  This information will include detailed directions regarding the preparation and submission of your project for judging.  Below is a brief summary of the items that will be required:

  • All entries are to contain no more than (2) boards (PDF only) and (1) typed description (PDF & DOC)

    • All boards are to be formatted as 24”x36” portrait or landscape orientation

      • Boards are to contain images and text of the project created by digital media, photos/scans of hand-drawn images, or photos of physical models

    • A written description of your entry in no more than (250) words that includes a Project Statement and your Design Intent. You should also include project requirements, constraints, concepts, solutions, and any other information that is relevant to judging your project (include both PDF & DOC files) 

    • Files are to be uploaded by February 18, 2019 (refer to email confirmation for link).

All entrants are invited to attend the the Awards Reception in March, 2019 in Philadelphia.  Award winners will be announced at the Design Awards Reception.

Note: All submitted projects will be printed and will be displayed at the Design Award Reception.  Printing and related costs will be paid for by SARA PA Council. All printed boards will become the property of SARA PA Council.