Submissions are now closed.
AIA New York State, in partnership with the New York State contracting agencies, has created the Excelsior Awards to provide a model of excellence for state-funded building design, professional practice, and advocacy. The projects are a reflection of the collaborative efficacy of the design and construction team.
Deadlines & Schedule
Jury Meeting: Late March
Winners notified: Late March
Virtual Award Celebration: June 16, 2021
The virtual award celebration will take place in partnership with the Associated General Contractors of New York State’s Jeffrey J. Zogg Build New York Awards.
Renovation / Addition
Landscape Architecture (New Construction or Rehabilitation)
Eligible projects can be funded by private or public sources. They must be either located on New York State property or part of a larger New York state funded projects. Examples may include a playground on a public school campus or a healing garden in a publicly funded hospital complex.
Eligible projects can be funded by private or public sources. They must be either located on New York State property or part of a larger New York state funded projects. Examples may include a sculpture/monument in a publicly funded landscape, park, town square or building.
Click here to learn more and register your project.
Professional Service Awards
The Professional Awards honor excellence in practice and advocacy of design in NYS public architecture.
Nominations can be made by any member of the public, and are free of charge.
Nomination Deadline: March 12, 2021
Nominations for the Professional Service Awards are free. Click here to view the guidelines and nomination form.
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
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
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.