2024 People Award Call for Entry
A CELEBRATION OF PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP FOR SAN ANTONIO. AIA San Antonio’s People Awards recognize leadership achievement at significant stages in an individual’s professional development.
 

  • The Rising Star Award salutes young professional leadership. 
  • The Trailblazer Award recognizes a mid-career professional who has made significant contributions to the profession of Architecture. 
  • The Allied Member Award recognizes an industry partner who has contributed significantly to AIA San Antonio and its members.
  • The Legacy Award honors a lifetime of AIA leadership. 
  • The Community Partner Award honors an individual outside the practice of architecture whose vision and influence is evidenced in significant urban, environmental or neighborhood impacts.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE 

There is no limit to how many years a nominee may be submitted for an award; however, a recipient may receive a specific award only once. Awards are not given posthumously. Chapter members may self-nominate.

  • THERE IS NO ENTRY FEE FOR PEOPLE NOMINATIONS.
  • NOMINATION DEADLINE IS JULY 1, 2024.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS 

Information submitted should specifically demonstrate how the nominee’s achievements, work, contributions, and experiences meet the purpose and criteria of the specific award.
 All nominations must be entered via Submittable. Nomination materials are to be uploaded as PDF or Image files, and within the limits listed in the individual award nomination guidelines.
 Digital images contained in the PDF file are to be of low resolution. PDF files must be smaller than 15MB. PDF Optimizer and the Save As feature of Acrobat Professional will help make files compact without compromising integrity. 

Upon final selection, nominators and/or recipients will be contacted to provide high-resolution images as needed. These images will be used for website and media announcements and award presentation.
 Black text on a light/white background is preferred. Provide succinct narratives and descriptive statements with images. A page is defined as 8.5” x 11”.

PEOPLE AWARD CATEGORIES 

RISING STAR 

The Rising Star Award is awarded to a member of AIA San Antonio who has shown exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the profession in the early stages of his or her architectural career.

ELIGIBILITY

AIA Member or Assoc. AIA Member who has been practicing or licensed fewer than 10 years by the submission deadline.

CRITERIA 

  • High qualities of leadership 
  • Service to AIA San Antonio 
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession and/or the community

SUBMITTAL 

Complete the 2024 Submittable Nomination Form to include: 

  • A one-page nomination letter written summarizing the nominee’s contributions 
  • A biography of the nominee, professional offices and positions held, honors, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award, to include a bulleted list of contributions (not to exceed two pages) 
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 6 pages with images and/or other materials that best demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding accomplishments. Please identify all work done by a firm, and the nominee’s role for any projects listed in exhibits. 
  • Up to 3 one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support. Nomination letters should be addressed to Justin Ford, AIA – Chair, AIA People Awards Committee. 
  • A photograph of the nominee

TRAILBLAZER
The Trailblazer Award recognizes an AIA San Antonio member who, at mid-career, has made significant contributions to the profession of Architecture. This individual’s endeavor, whether specific or broad in nature, will have identified them as a Trailblazer willing to take risk and focused on exceeding all expectations to make an impact.

ELIGIBILITY
AIA Member licensed 10 or more years

CRITERIA 

  • High qualities of leadership in a specific or broad area of the profession
  • Service to AIA San Antonio
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership and contributions to the AIA San Antonio Chapter and/or the architectural community

SUBMITTAL

Complete the 2024 Submittable Nomination Form to include:

  • A one-page nomination letter written summarizing the nominee’s contributions. This letter should be addressed to Justin Ford, AIA – Chair, AIA People Awards Committee
  • A biography or resume of the nominee, to include professional offices and positions held, honors, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award, and a bulleted list of contributions (not to exceed two pages)
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 6 pages with images and/or other materials that best demonstrate the nominee’s outstanding accomplishments. Please identify all work done by a firm, and the nominee’s role for any projects listed in exhibits.
  • Up to 3 one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support.
  • A photograph of the nominee

ALLIED MEMBER OF THE YEAR AWARD 

The Allied Member of the Year Award recognizes an Allied Member whose interest, participation and concern have advanced and contributed significantly to the profession of architecture through their membership and engagement in AIA San Antonio.

ELIGIBILITY

Nominee must be an AIA San Antonio Allied Member (company or individual) in good standing for at least three consecutive years by the submission deadline.

CRITERIA 

  • Widely recognized for the quality of their work and service to the profession
  • Service to AIA San Antonio 
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership and contributions to the profession and/or the community
  • Promotes the value of Allied Membership within the profession and to the design community

SUBMITTAL

Complete the 2024 Submittable Nomination Form to include: 

  • A one-page nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s contributions 
  • A biography of the nominee, professional offices and positions held, honors, and activities that relate to the purpose of the award, to include a bulleted list of contributions (not to exceed two pages) 
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 6 pages with images and/or other materials that summarize the Allied Member's programs, activities and involvement with AIA San Antonio and its members
  • Up to 3 one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support. Nomination letters should be addressed to Justin Ford, AIA – Chair, AIA People Awards Committee. 
  • A photograph of the nominee
  • A corporate or company logo, if applicable

LEGACY AWARD 

The Legacy Award recognizes an AIA San Antonio member for a lifetime of distinguished leadership and dedication to architecture, the profession, and the community. The award, our chapter’s highest honor, recognizes members who, by their example and service, have made significant contributions to the advancement of the profession and their community.

ELIGIBILITY 

Professional members of AIA San Antonio are eligible for this award; however, as this award recognizes lifetime achievement, nominees should be in the latter phase of their career.

CRITERIA

Evidence of nominee’s contribution of great depth and breadth, having an individual and collective effect and influence on the profession of architecture 

  • Aspects of the nominee’s work or life experience that may have reflected contributions or sensitivity concerning areas of special interest to AIA San Antonio, its members, and the architecture profession 
  • Significant contributions to the practice of architecture 
  • Significant contributions to the architectural profession 
  • Significant contributions to the community

SUBMITTAL

Complete the 2024 Submittable Nomination Form to include: 

  • A one-page nomination letter written by the nominating member summarizing the nominee’s contributions and fit to the criteria above 
  • A biography of the nominee (not to exceed four pages). A graphic timeline may be included. 
  • A statement/list of the nominee’s achievements and awards 
  • May include up to 10 pages of exhibits, with descriptive statements and images, demonstrating the nominee’s work 
  • A maximum of 3 letters of support explicit in their recommendation 
  • A photograph of the nominee

COMMUNITY PARTNER 

The Community Partner Award recognizes an individual who is not an Architect or organization for their extended commitment to community service and/or significant contributions to the community as evidenced in a positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues.

ELIGIBILITY

Members of the San Antonio community who are not practicing architects are eligible for this award.

CRITERIA

Work that has made a difference through leadership, or the singular effort of an individual that has positively impacted the community 

  • Demonstration of an extended commitment to community service 
  • Evidence of a significant, positive impact on urban, environmental, or neighborhood issues

SUBMITTAL

Complete the 2024 Submittable Nomination Form to include: 

  • A one-page nomination letter summarizing the nominee’s contributions 
  • A biography of the nominee, including professional history, offices and positions held, honors, and activities, to include a bulleted list of contributions (not to exceed two pages) 
  • Exhibits of a maximum of 6 pages with images and/or other materials that best demonstrate the accomplishments or effect of the nominee’s contributions 
  • Up to 3 one-page letters of support that are specific in their recommendation and reasons for support. Nomination letters should be addressed to Justin Ford, AIA – Chair, AIA People Awards Committee. 
  • A photograph of the nominee

The 2024 PEOPLE + PLACE Awards Celebration will be announced on Tuesday, November 12, 2024, 6:00 - 9:00PM.

2024 AWARDS SCHEDULE

  • MARCH 11, 2024 Call for People Award Nominations Released
  • JULY 1, 2024 Nomination deadline for People Awards. 
  • JULY 31, 2024 Winners Notified
  • NOVEMBER 12, 2024 People + Place Award Celebration

SUBMISSION ASSISTANCE Please direct any questions regarding submissions or procedures to:
BELINDA SANCHEZ, MANAGING DIRECTOR

AIA San Antonio | belinda@aiasa.org | 210.544.0898 (CELL, TEXT ONLY PLEASE)
 

AIA San Antonio