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Excelsior Awards for Public ArchitectureAIANYS Excelsior Awards

Public Architecture

Deadlines
March 9, 2015- Registration  and Entry Fee Deadline
March 9, 2015– Projects must be uploaded by this date
March 2015- Jury Meeting
April 2015- Winners Contacted and Announced
April 27, 2015- AIANYS Excelsior Award Winner Event

Register Now  http://www.cvent.com/d/d4q60x/4W 

Eligibility
Only and all New York State (fully or partially) funded projects will be eligible for an award. Projects may be owned by the state, a municipality, a non-profit or a private entity, however all projects must serve the public in order to be eligible. Projects whose only relationship to New York State is tax credits or bonds will not be eligible. All submitted design projects must have been completed since 2006.

Winners
Winners: Projects will receive awards. Consultants, clients and agency representatives will be credited for the work. Projects can be submitted by agencies, consultants or clients.
Note: All submitted design projects must have been completed since January 1, 2006. Each entrant may submit any number of entries.

Categories
New Construction
Historic Preservation
Renovation/Addition

The entrant must specify one category for each submission at the time the project is uploaded.

Electronic Submission Requirements: 

Format:
All Submissions are digital and should be composed of the following:

  1. Checklist
  2. Photo Release Form(s)
  3. Project Information Document
  4. Narrative (500 words max.) An extended summary that addresses project goals; design methodology, construction process or artistic fabrication; results; cost effectiveness; timely delivery; and overall significance.
  5. Site plans, floor plans can be include separately from the 10 images.  No limit to the number of plans included.
  6. 10 photos (jpg or tiff format). One image per photo. Multiple images per page is not permissible.

Each submission must be uploaded in a Zip File– one file containing all materials including images, project questions, required forms, etc.  (RAR Files are not acceptable)
Entry must be no more than 2 GB. See format below.
An upload link will be sent with your confirmation. 


Liability:
AIA New York State assumes no liability for original drawings and submission materials or loss or damage to any part of the submission.  AIA New York State retains the right to reproduce any of the submission materials in its publication, educational programs and websites. By making a submission, the entrant agrees that the information contained in the submission is correct and complete, and that the entrant will hold harmless AIA New York State for any and all damage arising out of the use of the information contained herein.  Any errors or omissions are the complete responsibility of the entrant.

2015 Excelsior Award Jury: To be announced

Submission upload link:
Will be provided with your submission confirmation along with completed instructions.

Professional Awards

The Professional Awards will honor excellence in practice and advocacy of design in NYS public architecture

Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award

In his numerous political and academic roles, Daniel Patrick Moynihan emphasized social and economic justice. Prior to his election to the Senate, he served as Counselor to the President for Urban Affairs and was noted for his ability to meld academic research to public policies. As chair of the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, he expanded awareness of the effects of the environment and public infrastructure on communities. The Daniel Patrick Moynihan Award recognizes public officials or individuals who, through their efforts, have furthered the public’s awareness and/or appreciation of design excellence in public architecture.  This award is intended to recognize members of the public who made contributions to architecture.

Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller Award

Nelson Rockefeller devoted a significant portion of his life to public service, most notably serving as the 49th Governor of the State of New York (1959–1973). During his tenure as Governor, he championed a progressive approach to art and architecture, overseeing the expansion of the State University of New York, the building of the Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza in Albany, and creation of the New York State Council on the Arts. The Nelson Rockefeller Award recognizes licensed architects employed in the public sector in New York State whose work on projects within their jurisdiction has furthered the cause of design excellence in public architecture.

Henry Hobson Richardson Award

One of the founding fathers of American architecture, Henry Hobson Richardson designed many significant public buildings in New York State and the United States. His design of the New York State Capital, Albany City Hall and the Buffalo State Asylum for the Insane led to the establishment of his signature style, Richardson Romanesque, and greatly impacted the landscape of the cities in which they were built. Admired by his peers and lauded by architects since his death, Richardson’s career and body of work exemplify the importance of design excellence in the public sector. The Henry Hobson Richardson Award recognizes AIA members licensed in NYS and practicing in the private sector who have made a significant contribution to the quality of NYS public architecture and who have established a portfolio of accomplishments to that end.

Nominations can be made by all members of the public

Electronic Submission Requirements: 

Format:
Identify which award the submission is for.  All submissions must be in digital format. The following documentation is required with each submission:

  1. 1 Nomination letter
  2. Nominee biography (500 word max) saved as a word document
  3. Letters of support (5 max)
  4. Photo of nominee – color photo, high resolution, saved as a jpg or tiff

Each submission must be uploaded in a Zip File– one file containing all materials
Entry must be no more than 2 GB.
An upload link will be sent with your confirmation. 


Liability:
AIA New York State assumes no liability for submission materials or loss or damage to any part of the submission.  AIA New York State retains the right to reproduce any of the submission materials in its publication, educational programs and websites. By making a submission, the entrant agrees that the information contained in the submission is correct and complete, and that the entrant will hold harmless AIA New York State for any and all damage arising out of the use of the information contained herein.  Any errors or omissions are the complete responsibility of the entrant.

2015 Excelsior Award Jury: To be announced

Submission upload link:
Will be provided with your submission confirmation along with completed instructions.

Questions:
Please contact Michele Brown, Membership & Data Manager at mbrown@aianys.org .
Please label the subject line as 2015 Excelsior Awards. 

Register Now
http://www.cvent.com/d/d4q60x/4W