Every year AIA-WV recognizes the most outstanding architectural design projects in the state. Award winning projects are projects that successfully met specific, individual project goals and requirements. Entries are evaluated individually, not in competition with each other. Projects are designated with Honor Award for “Excellence in Architecture or Merit Award for Excellence in Architecture by an out of state independent, anonymous jury review of their peers.
The jury is comprised of award winning practitioners and academicians from non-regional Chapters of the American Institute of Architects. The Jury looks for projects that are extraordinary, that go beyond the scope of the program, the client and budget. The awarded projects in some way transform the site, the building typology, the program, the design.
The winning projects are recognized at the Annual Design Awards Gala & Scholarship Benefit in April. At this event the previous December student scholarship winners are also recognized and invited to attend.
Since 1857, the AIA National has represented the professional interests of America’s architects. As AIA members, over 90,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation’s buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures clients, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect’s dedication to the highest standards in professional practice. The AIA is the voice of the architectural profession and the resource for its members in service to society.