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Design Awards

The Pasadena & Foothill AIA Design Awards program provides a forum to celebrate design excellence and innovation as well as providing an arena where architects are recognized by their peers for their effort and dedication to the profession. Through publication of this recognition, the Chapter aims to raise public consciousness and foster a wider appreciation for excellence in design by highlighting the significant role of the architect in the community.

See the awards Archive here

See coverage from Pasadena Media:




Student Awards
*21st Century High School, Julio Rodriguez, Cal Poly Pomona
*Creating a Fragile Forest of Light, Shweta Joshi, Woodbury University

Citation Award
*University of Southern California Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute,
Alek Zarifian, AIA, SmithGroupJJR

Sustainability Award
*Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center, Glenn Carels, FAIA, LPA Inc.

Merit Awards
*French Ranch, Michael Burch, AIA, Michael Burch Architects
*Cal Poly Pomona Student Recreation Center, Glenn Carels, FAIA, LPA Inc.

Honor Awards
*Ganahl Lumber Retail Store, Douglas Joyce, III, AIA, Onyx Architects
*Los Angeles County Hall of Justice, Carey McCleod AIA, AC Martin

People's Choice Award
*Hale House, Douglas Ewing, FAIA, Ewing Architects

Members of firms small and large are invited to submit
"your best plan(s) ever!"


Tuesday, July 28 - Project Submittal(s) Registration Site Open
Friday, September 4 - Last day to register project(s) / Site Closes
Saturday, September 12 - Jury Convenes
Friday, September 18 - Display board(s) due

See the submittals. Go to registration site here:




Mark Cavagnero, FAIA
Mark Cavagnero Associates

Richard Holbrook
International Furniture Designer

Coulter Winn, AIA
Walt Disney Imagineering

Kate Diamond, FAIA
HDR Pasadena

Armando Gonzalez, FAIA
Gonzalez / Goodale Architects Pasadena


Small Firms and Sole Proprietors

You are encouraged to submit. The chapter would like to recognize you and your designs. Please show us what you've done.

Students May Participate!

Students enrolled in eligible Architectural programs may submit one (1) entry for FREE

Sustainable Buildings Category

Your Design Award submittal may qualify for an additional Award Category and Certificate!

Any submittal which qualifies for entry in our chapter area is eligible for jury review and certificate in the Special Category for Sustainable Buildings for no additional charge.

To qualify:  Include with our entry the following information in the text requirements as defined on Entry Submittal on AIAPF Design Awards website.

The "Sustainable Buildings" category is free for any project already entered in another category. This category is open to commercial and institutional built projects only.

Any project being submitted for this category must be located within the chapter service area. In order to establish a common basis for judging submittals, entrants will present to the jury a submission for each project in the format defined for the AIAPF Design Awards.

Projects submitted for the Sustainable Buildings category must have been built in 2010 or later. No projects "on the boards" will be considered for this category.

The following text is required for a complete entry:

I. Project Description (max. 3,300 characters - approx. 500 words)

Example of possible paragraphs:
1. Context
2. Program/Scope
3. Budget/Cost
4. Special Challenges/Unusual Characteristics
5. Solution/Design
6. Energy Measures Implemented
7. Onsite Renewable Energy (if applicable)

II. Short Version of the above (max. 1,000 characters - approx. 150 words)
This short version is used on the page with the images as a short introduction.

III. Upload of one page PERF-1 or UTIL-1 report as a PDF file.

IV. Project information including firm or author’s name, location, and credits

NOTE: Do not include any credit information in the descriptive texts I, II and III above. All credit information needs to be in item IV.






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