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AIANYS Excelsior Awards Guidelines

Public Architecture

Deadlines

March 18, 2016- Registration and Entry Fee Deadline
March 18, 2016– Projects must be uploaded by this date
April 2016- Jury Meeting
April 2016- Winners Contacted and Announced
May 2, 2016- AIANYS Excelsior Award Winner Event- (Coinciding with AIANYS Lobby Day)

 

Eligibility
Only 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 January 1, 2007.

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, 2007. 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 individual files:

  1. Checklist (PDF)
  2. Photo Release Form(s) (PDF)
  3. Project Information Document (Word Doc)
  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.
    10 photos (jpg or tiff format only). One image per photo. Multiple images per page is not permittable.

Each submission must be uploaded in a Zip File–(RAR Files are not acceptable)
The Zip File should include only one file folder containing all of the individual files which include the checklist, narrative, images, etc.
Entry must be no more than 2 GB. See format below.
An upload link will be sent with your email registration confirmation.

Submission Order:

This presentation is what the jury will see; with the exception of the checklist, project identification information page, and photographers release form (these forms are removed by the staff prior to review by the jury), it must be completely anonymous, firm name, architect’s name or previous awards cannot appear or entry will be disqualified.

First –Project Checklist- (saved as a PDF)

Second- Photographers Release Form (saved as a PDF)
If the project is selected for an award, the firm must provide at least three images used in the submission (300 dpi resolution) and a photographers release form for each picture if the photographer is different.
You will be asked to indicate which one image you want to be used for publicity and the two images to be used during the multimedia awards presentation.  These images used for the presentation may be different than the one selected for publicity.  AIANYS may resize images to meet publication needs, but will not alter or modify the images.

Third – Project Information Sheet: (Saved as “word” document)
On the entrants letterhead identify the architect(s), city state of the architect and full design and construction credits.
Credits listed must include name and address of all design firm(s) and persons substantially contributing to the design of the project; client’s name; constructor’s and/or construction manager’s name(s); engineer(s) names; firm name and address of consultant(s); and project’s name and location and photo credits listed in the manner desired to appear on a citation or  photo caption.  Make sure the company name and submitting architect are included.

Fourth- Narrative (Saved as “word” document)
(500 words maximum) An extended summary that addresses project goals, design methodology, construction process or artistic fabrication, results, cost effectiveness, timely delivery and overall significance.  This page must be completely anonymous.  Do not list any firm names or individuals involved in the project or the entry will be disqualified.

Fifth–Site Plan, Floor plan(s) (Saved as .jpg or .tiff format)
These pages must be completely anonymous of the firm name, architect’s name or previous awards or the entry will be disqualified.
Following the narrative, insert the site plan, at a small scale, floor plan(s), elevations and sections

Sixth- 10 Project Images (Saved as .jpg or .tiff format)
You may include up to 10 images of the project in color or black and white photographs showing exterior and interior views.  All images and photographs must be saved as .jpegs or .tiffs.  No other format will be accepted.  Photographs must be a minimum of 72 dpi resolution.  Multiple images per page are not permitted.  Captions or text are not to be included/embedded in the jpgs/tiff photos.

By submitting a project for consideration, the submitting architect represents and warrants to AIA New York State that he or she has provided a complete list of all those substantially contributing to the design of the project.

Failure to provide a complete list may result in disqualification and/or a referral of the matter to the appropriate ethics body of the national office of the AIA.  The AIANYS accepts no responsibility for incomplete lists.   Also, include this information in MS Word format on the project’s CD as described below.

If any of the above is not included in the entry at time of submission, the entry will be disqualified.

Accompanying CD
In addition to the digital submission AIANYS requires a CD (PC Compatible only.)  The label affixed to the CD must include the project name and location.  On the CD place all information submitted labeled the same as on the zip drive.  Photos embedded in a word document will be disqualified. AIANYS may resize images but will not alter or modify them.

Multiple entries may be included in one CD.  CD’s must be postmarked by March 18, 2016.

CD’s should be sent to:

AIA New York State
2016 Excelsior Awards Program
50 State Street, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207

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.

Questions:  Please contact Michele Brown, Special Projects & Membership Manager at mbrown@aianys.org.
Please label the subject line as 2016 Excelsior Awards.

2016 Excelsior Award Jury: To be announced

Submission upload link:
Will be provided in your registration confirmation email along with complete instructions.

Questions:
Please contact Michele Brown, Special Projects & Membership Manager at mbrown@aianys.org .
Please label the subject line as 2016 Excelsior Awards.

Professional Awards

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

Deadlines

March 18, 2016- Registration and Entry Fee Deadline
March 18, 2016– Projects must be uploaded by this date
April 2016- Jury Meeting
April 2016- Winners Contacted and Announced
May 2, 2016- AIANYS Excelsior Award Winner Event- (Coinciding with AIANYS Lobby Day)

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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:
All submissions must be uploaded by March 18, 2016.  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 in your email confirmation.

Accompanying CD
In addition to the digital submission AIANYS requires a CD (PC Compatible only.)  The label affixed to the CD must include the project name and location.  On the CD place all information submitted labeled the same as on the zip drive.  Photos embedded in a word document will be disqualified. AIANYS may resize images but will not alter or modify them.
Multiple entries may be placed on one CD.

CD’s should be postmarked by March 18, 2016 and sent to: 

AIA New York State
Excelsior Awards Program
50 State Street, 5th Floor
Albany, NY 12207

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.
2016 Excelsior Award Jury: To be announced

Submission upload link:
Will be provided in your email registration confirmation along with complete instructions.

Questions:
Please contact Michele Brown, Special Projects & Membership Manager at mbrown@aianys.org .
Please label the subject line as 2016 Excelsior Awards.